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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
    1 song

    Scratch DJ Academy Mixtape

    Scratch DJ Academy Mixtape
    1 song

    New Pop First

    New Pop First
    1 song

    Coffeehouse Corner

    Coffeehouse Corner
    2 songs

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

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