19 Facts About Aloe Blacc


Aloe Blacc was born Egbert Nathaniel Dawkins III to Panamanian parents in Southern California's Orange County.


When it made more sense to buy the instrument, Aloe Blacc had what he later described as a "very specific moment" in his evolution as a musician.


Aloe Blacc launched his career as a solo artist in 2003, releasing two EPs, and signing to Stone's Throw Records in 2006, after label head Chris Manak heard Aloe Blacc and immediately offered him a contract for the 2006 full-length Shine Through.


In 2006, Aloe Blacc attended the Melbourne Red Bull Music Academy.


In 2010, Aloe Blacc released Good Things on Stones Throw Records.


Shortly after the release of the record, Aloe Blacc signed with Simon Fuller's XIX Management.


That summer, Aloe Blacc performed on the main stages at major festivals such as Glastonbury and The Falls Festival in Australia with his primary touring band The Grand Scheme.


In 2012, Aloe Blacc joined a music project, Roseaux established by Emile Omar.


Aloe Blacc was introduced to Swedish DJ Avicii by Linkin Park's co-vocalist Mike Shinoda who was a good friend of Avicii.


Aloe Blacc collaborated with Avicii on a track called "Liar Liar" that featured Blondfire as well.


In October 2013, Aloe Blacc released the music video for the track "Wake Me Up".


Aloe Blacc performed "America the Beautiful" to open WrestleMania 31 at the Levi's stadium in California.


On May 5,2015, a sneak peek of Owl City's single "Verge" featuring Aloe Blacc aired on ESPN's "Draft Academy".


In February 2016, Aloe Blacc announced his contribution to the film Race, a song called "Let the Games Begin".


On June 19,2016, Aloe Blacc sang the national anthem and performed during the halftime show at the NBA finals, in which the Cleveland Cavaliers played the Golden State Warriors.


In 2016, Exile and Aloe Blacc released their first album as Emanon since 2005, with the release of Dystopia.


In 2017, Aloe Blacc provided vocals for the Tiesto song "Carry You Home".


On May 20,2018, Aloe Blacc performed "Wake Me Up" with Tiesto as part of a tribute to Avicii at Electric Daisy Carnival.


In 2020, Aloe Blacc competed on season 4 of The Masked Singer as the "Mushroom" and finished in second place.