Aloe Blacc

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Aloe Blacc
Aloe Blacc 2011.jpg
Blacc at Festival Mundial in Tilburg on June 19, 2011
Background information
Birth nameEgbert Nathaniel Dawkins III
Born (1979-01-07) January 7, 1979 (age 39)
Laguna Hills, California, U.S.
Genres
Occupations
  • Musician
  • singer
  • songwriter
  • record producer
  • actor
  • businessman
  • philanthropist
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • synthesizer
  • trumpet
  • cello
  • piano
  • electric guitar
  • drum machine
  • keyboards
  • sampler
  • bass guitar
  • percussion
  • horns
  • acoustic guitar
Years active1995–present
Labels
Associated acts
Websitewww.aloeblacc.com

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.[1][2][3]

Awards[change | change source]

Brit Award[change | change source]

Year Nominated work Award Result
2012 Aloe Blacc[4] Best International Breakthrough Act Nominated
Best International Male Soul Artist Nominated[4]
  • 2011 Soul Train Awards - Centric Award (nomination)[5]
  • 2011 Worker's Voice Award[6]
  • 2014 BET Awards - Centric Award (nominated)[7]

Grammy Award[change | change source]

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

Discography[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. Doyle, Patrick. "How Avicii Helped Aloe Blacc Wake Up and Break Out". August 28, 2013. Rolling Stone. Retrieved October 22, 2013.
  2. Lancaster, Elizabeth. "Avicii Describes His 'Straight-Away' Attraction To 'Wake Me Up'". September 5, 2013. MTV. Retrieved October 23, 2013.
  3. "Aloe Blacc Teams with NDLON, abc* Foundation for Acoustic Video of No. 1 "Wake Me Up"". October 24, 2013. Reuter's. October 23, 2013. Retrieved October 24, 2013.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "2012 Brit Awards". 2013. Brit Awards. Retrieved October 24, 2013.
  5. "Centric Award|Soul Train". 2011. BET. Retrieved 24 October 2013.
  6. Closs, Wyatt (November 28, 2011). "2011 Workers Voice Awards Named, Signals Strong Year for Worker-Based Themes in Pop Culture". November 28, 2011. Huffington Post. Retrieved October 22, 2013.
  7. "Beyonce & Jay Z Lead 2014 BET Awards". Billboard. 2014-01-26. Retrieved 2014-05-14.