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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

    R&B and Soul Mix

    R&B and Soul Mix
    1 song

    Office Friendly Jams

    1 song


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

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