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Aloe Blacc
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Blacc at Festival Mundial in Tilburg on June 19, 2011
Background information
Birth name Egbert Nathaniel Dawkins III
Born January 7, 1979 (1979-01-07) (age 42)
Laguna Hills, California, U.S.
  • Musician
  • singer
  • songwriter
  • record producer
  • actor
  • businessman
  • philanthropist
  • Vocals
  • synthesizer
  • trumpet
  • cello
  • piano
  • electric guitar
  • drum machine
  • keyboards
  • sampler
  • bass guitar
  • percussion
  • horns
  • acoustic guitar
Years active 1995–present
  • Stones Throw Records
  • Goontrax
  • XIX Recordings
  • Interscope
  • Dirty Science
  • Shaman Work
Associated acts

Aloe Blacc (born January 7, 1979) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, actor, businessman and philanthropist. His first album, Shine Through was released in 2006 by Stones Throw Records. He is best known for his singles "I Need a Dollar", "The Man", which topped the charts in the United Kingdom. He is also known for writing and performing vocals on Avicii's "Wake Me Up", which topped the charts in 22 countries.


  • 2011 Soul Train Awards - Centric Award (nomination)
  • 2011 Worker's Voice Award
  • 2014 BET Awards - Centric Award (nominated)

Brit Award

Year Nominated work Award Result
2012 Aloe Blacc Best International Breakthrough Act Nominated
Best International Male Soul Artist Nominated

Grammy Award

Year Nominated work Award Result
2015 Lift Your Spirit Best R&B Album Nominated


  • Shine Through (2006)

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