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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

    Smooth Jazz

    Smooth Jazz
    1 song

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

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