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

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