R&B star Akon is in music's royal court of collaborators, having worked with artists from Gwen Stefani and Snoop Dogg to Michael Jackson and Eminem. "Man, what's crazy is that I've worked with everybody that's on my top list," he tells The Boot.

The top of Akon's most recent to-do list might be a trip to Nashville. "I started experimenting and moving into other avenues of music," he says. "I want to go maybe one day do a country record."

And when you've worked with the creme de la creme, of course you want to keep working with the best. So his dream country partner? "I would like to work with Garth Brooks," Akon says. "That's a name that always sticks."