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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
    2 songs

    Smooth Jazz

    Smooth Jazz
    1 song

    New Smooth Jazz

    New Smooth Jazz
    1 song

    Teen Pop

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

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