Akon, "Angel"

78 Billboard Rating

Akon's collaboration with David Guetta on last year's "Sexy Bitch" was a success for both the singer and DJ/producer, so it's no surprise that the two have teamed up to create another anthem. "Angel," the rhythmic lead single from Akon's forthcoming disc, "Akonic," finds the singer pouring his heart out in an ode to a heavenly girl. "I'm looking at an angel/And believe me when I say she got that whole place glowing/And she's high in the sky singing," he sings before launching into an elated "ooh" sound. As Akon belts his soothing tenor, Guetta lays out a pulsating dance beat with a tempo that resembles Michael Jackson's "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'." "Angel" pops with Akon's breezy hook and Guetta's high-energy production-a combination that could yield another hit for the pair.

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