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

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