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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


    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.   You Make Me Smile
  10.   Hey Brother
  11.   Patria Mia
  12.   Chasing
  13.   Miss Fortune
  14.   Are You Ready
  15.   Mama Hold My Hand
  16.   Long Time Coming
  17.   Let the Games Begin
  18.   Bailar (Scene 1)
  19.   Fortunate Son
  20.   Ticking Bomb
  21.   Back In The Saddle
  22.   Take Me Back
  23.   Owe It All
  24.   Red Velvet Seat
  25.   Here Today
  26.   Can You Do This
  27.   Busking
  28.   Hello World
  29.   Politician (Reprise)
  30.   Good Things
  31.   Find a Way
  32.   With My Friends
  33.   What Now
  34.   One Inna
  35.   Want Me
  36.   Shine Through
  37.   Whole World
  38.   Blind World
  39.   I'm Beautiful
  40.   Arrive
  41.   Caged Birdsong
  42.   Nascimento (Birth) (Scene 2)
  43.   Let It Snow
  44.   The Hand is Quicker
  45.   Life So Hard
  46.   If I
  47.   Show Me the Way
  48.   Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town
  49.   The Christmas Song
  50.   Dance for Life
  51.   Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
  52.   Happy Now?
  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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