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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

    New R&B First

    New R&B First
    2 songs

    Scratch DJ Academy Mixtape

    Scratch DJ Academy Mixtape
    1 song

    Coffeehouse Corner

    Coffeehouse Corner
    3 songs

    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.   Live My Life
  13.   Mama Hold My Hand
  14.   Patria Mia
  15.   Miss Fortune
  16.   Long Time Coming
  17.   Chasing
  18.   Are You Ready
  19.   Let the Games Begin
  20.   Ticking Bomb
  21.   Here Today
  22.   Fortunate Son
  23.   Can You Do This
  24.   Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
  25.   Whole World
  26.   The Hand is Quicker
  27.   Good Things
  28.   Shine Through
  29.   Busking
  30.   The Christmas Song
  31.   Politician (Reprise)
  32.   Life So Hard
  33.   If I
  34.   Arrive
  35.   Dance for Life
  36.   Eyes of a Child
  37.   Owe It All
  38.   Red Velvet Seat
  39.   Take Me Back
  40.   With My Friends
  41.   Blind World
  42.   What Now
  43.   I'm Beautiful
  44.   One Inna
  45.   Want Me
  46.   Caged Birdsong
  47.   Bailar (Scene 1)
  48.   Broke
  49.   Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town
  50.   Let It Snow
  51.   Show Me the Way
  52.   Find a Way
  53.   Happy Now?
  54.   Back In The Saddle
  55.   Nascimento (Birth) (Scene 2)
  56.   Hello World
  57.   Not the One
  58.   It's Me
  59.   Watchu Gon Do?
  60.   [Untitled Track]
  61.   [Untitled Track]
  62.   Gente Ordinaria
  63.   Bailar
  64.   Soldier in the City
  65.   Wanna Be With You
  66.   Lift Your Spirit

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