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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

    Smooth Jazz

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