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Aloe Blacc

Born to Panamanian parents in Los Angeles in 1979, E. Nathaniel Dawkins (aka Aloe Blacc) first began playing trumpet in elementary school, and continued with the instrument throughout high school. There he also independently released Imaginary Friends, produced by DJ Exile, with whom he would go on to form the hip-hop group Emanon. While at college at USC, though his artistic endeavors were placed behind his scholastic goals, Aloe still managed to learn how to play the guitar and the piano, and after graduating and spending some time in the corporate world, he decided to return to his first love, music. In 2005 Emanon's full-length debut, The Waiting Room, came out on Shaman Works, and the next year his first solo album, Shine Through, a combination of retro-soul and Latin music, was released on Stones Throw. He partnered with the Truth & Soul Productions crew for 2010's more organic effort Good Things. The album featured the single "I Need a Dollar," which reached the Top Ten in several countries, including the U.K. and Germany. The song was licensed for use as the theme song to the HBO show How to Make It in America. In 2013, Aloe co-wrote and fronted Avicii's "Wake Me Up," an international smash hit that reached the Top Five of Billboard's Hot 100. His third album, Lift Your Spirit, was released in some territories later that year. In the U.S., it was issued through Interscope in early 2014. ~ Marisa Brown
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Stations Featuring
Aloe Blacc

    Scratch DJ Academy Mixtape

    Scratch DJ Academy Mixtape
    1 song

    Coffeehouse Corner

    Coffeehouse Corner
    3 songs

    Acoustic Rock

    Acoustic Rock
    1 song

    Smooth Jazz

    Smooth Jazz
    1 song

    New Smooth Jazz

    1 song


    1 song

    R&B and Soul Mix

    1 song

    Top Jams [Clean]

    1 song

Albums by
Aloe Blacc

Top Songs by
Aloe Blacc

  1.   Song
  2.   The Man
  3.   I Need a Dollar
  4.   Green Lights
  5.   Loving You Is Killing Me
  6.   Femme Fatale
  7.   Love is the Answer
  8.   Billie Jean
  9.   Wake Me Up
  10.   You Make Me Smile
  11.   Hey Brother
  12.   Miss Fortune
  13.   Mama Hold My Hand
  14.   Patria Mia
  15.   Long Time Coming
  16.   Are You Ready
  17.   Chasing
  18.   I'm Beautiful
  19.   Let the Games Begin
  20.   Hello World
  21.   Whole World
  22.   Fortunate Son
  23.   Ticking Bomb
  24.   Good Things
  25.   Take Me Back
  26.   The Christmas Song
  27.   Shine Through
  28.   Real Slow
  29.   Bailar (Scene 1)
  30.   Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town
  31.   Can You Do This
  32.   Happy Now?
  33.   Busking
  34.   Arrive
  35.   Live My Life
  36.   Show Me the Way
  37.   Eyes of a Child
  38.   Back In The Saddle
  39.   Here Today
  40.   Politician (Reprise)
  41.   Life So Hard
  42.   If I
  43.   Find a Way
  44.   Blind World
  45.   Nascimento (Birth) (Scene 2)
  46.   What Now
  47.   Dance for Life
  48.   Broke
  49.   Red Velvet Seat
  50.   The Hand is Quicker
  51.   One Inna
  52.   Want Me
  53.   Caged Birdsong
  54.   Owe It All
  55.   Let It Snow
  56.   Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

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