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

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