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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

    Top Pop

    Top Pop
    1 song

    Pop Mix

    Pop Mix
    1 song

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

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