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      Aloe Blacc

      Aloe Blacc

      Highest Rated: 80% Get On Up (2014)

      Lowest Rated: 80% Get On Up (2014)

      Birthday: Jan 7, 1979

      Birthplace: Orange County, California, USA

      Known for his velvety-smooth voice, Aloe Blacc was an American singer and songwriter whose songs blended elements of soul, jazz, hip-hop and funk. Born Egbert Nathaniel Dawkins III in Orange County, CA, Blacc's first exposure to music came when he started taking trumpet lessons in the third grade. The following year, with his trumpet lessons going well, Blacc heard rapper LL Cool J for the first time, which made him even more certain that music was his calling. Blacc continued to hone his craft over the ensuing years, but after graduating from the University of Southern California in 2001, he decided to take on a stable career in the corporate sector. That brush with the "real world" did not last long, and by the early 2000s Blacc had quit his cushy corporate job to make music with the hip hop producer Exile. Blacc and Exile performed under the name Emanon, and released three hip-hop albums together: 2001's Steps Through Time, 2002's Imaginary Friends, and 2005's The Waiting Room. However, frustrated with the direction hip hop was headed, Blacc decided to go off on his own as a solo artist and release music that was more socially conscious. His debut album, 2006's Shine Through, was a critical hit, and immediately established Blacc as a young artist on the rise. Blacc followed that album up with 2010's Good Things, spawning the hit single "I Need a Dollar," which went on to become the theme to the HBO dramedy series "How To Make It in America" (HBO 2010-11). In 2013, Blacc achieved international success as the co-writer of the single "Wake Me Up." The song, which he co-wrote with Swedish DJ Avicii, reached Number 1 in nearly two dozen countries, raising Blacc's mainstream profile even more. 2013 was also the year Blacc released his third studio album, Lift Your Spirit, which spawned the popular single "The Man." In addition to his recording career, in 2014 Blacc served as a mentor on Season 6 of NBC's "The Voice" (NBC 2011- ).

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      No Score Yet 60% America's Musical Journey Self - 2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet America's Musical Journey Unknown (Character) - 2018
      80% 68% Get On Up Nafloyd Scott (Character) $30.5M 2014

      TV

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      No Score Yet 0% The Ellen DeGeneres Show Music Performer 2014 2020
      57% 95% Songland Guest 2019
      No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Music Performer 2014-2015 2018-2019
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Larry King Now Guest 2018
      68% 0% American Idol Music Performer 2014 2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Harry Music Performer 2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Home & Family Music Performer 2018
      92% 51% black-ish Self (Guest Star) 2017
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Greatest Hits Music Performer 2016
      No Score Yet 42% Dancing With the Stars Music Performer 2013 2016
      No Score Yet 96% Sesame Street Unknown (Guest Star) 2016
      No Score Yet 66% Real Time With Bill Maher Guest 2015
      No Score Yet 87% Conan Music Performer 2011 2015
      No Score Yet 44% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Music Performer 2014
      No Score Yet 75% Late Show With David Letterman Music Performer 2014
      No Score Yet 66% The Voice Unknown (Guest Star),
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      2014
      No Score Yet 100% The Graham Norton Show Music Performer 2011
      No Score Yet 20% Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Music Performer 2010