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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

    New Pop First

    New Pop First
    1 song

    Coffeehouse Corner

    Coffeehouse Corner
    3 songs

    Acoustic Rock

    Acoustic Rock
    1 song

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

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