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

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