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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

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

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