Akay is a German pop, r'n'b, hip hop and dance singer, MC, text author / composer, event organizer and owner / managing director of various media companies.
In 2003, Akay won the third season of the Pro7 casting show "Popstars - Das Duell" with the group Overground. Overground became one of the most successful German boy bands. The band had several top 10 hits, brought two albums to the market and won three times Platinum as well as Gold awards. The band split in 2008. Akay then started his solo career and released his debut single "That's the Way” in May 2008. The title follows the second single "Sexual Healing". Both songs are releases from the debut album "Comfort Zone". Already since 2004, Akay is hosting one of the most famous party series in Europe "SoulSuga". The events are often frequented by national and international artists, DJ's, MC's and live acts. In 2016, Akay and DJ Mr. Da-Nos recorded the Zurich Street Parade anthem "Unique", which became # 1 of the Itunes Charts. At the beginning 2017 followed a Featuring with the German Hip Hop artist MC Bilal, whose album entered the Top 10 album charts. In summer 2017 Akay did a collaboration with Eko Fresh and the band The Outlawz.