With “Wake Me Up”—the 2013 mega-hit he sang and co-wrote with Swedish DJ Avicii that reached #1 in 102 countries across the globe—Aloe Blacc proved himself as a singer/songwriter with an irresistible power to capture the complexities of human emotion. Nominated for a 2015 Grammy for Best R&B Album, Blacc’s third solo album “Lift Your Spirit” pushes the rapper-turned-singer further into a folk/soul/pop fusion that is both joyful and eye-opening in message. One of the artist’s main ambitions is to use his surging popularity to affect social change while continuing to infuse his music with mindful positivity. He was nominated for the 2015 NAACP Image Awards for both Outstanding New Artist and Outstanding Song for “The Man”. Previously, Blacc’s 2010’s Good Things featured his break-through hit “I Need a Dollar.” Three years after the release of his solo debut Shine Through, Blacc began work on the record that would change his life and career: Good Things, an album certified gold in the UK, France, Germany, and Australia, among other countries. Along with “I Need a Dollar” (the platinum-selling single that was selected as the theme song to HBO’s How To Make it In America); Good Things included the singles “Loving You Is Killing Me” and “Green Lights.” “What it comes down to in my songwriting is trying to tell the story of the underdog and all the obstacles they have to overcome in this life,” says Blacc of the songs that make up Lift Your Spirit and his overall body of work. Blacc has performed on Conan O’Brien Presents: Team Coco; The Today Show; The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon; The Queen Latifah Show; Jimmy Kimmel Live; 2014 Kids’ Choice Awards; The Ellen DeGeneres Show; The Voice and Dancing with the Stars; and performs in live concerts around the globe.
Films by Aloe Blacc
- Hard Earned 2015
- Opening Song
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