1. Aloe Blacc Takes Aeroplane, Purple Disco Machine's 'Counting On Me' to Disco Church: Exclusive

    May 12, 2017 11:33 AM EDT There's something so rich and smooth and delicious about Aloe Blacc 's voice. That must be why Aeroplane and Purple Disco Machine grabbed him up for a vocal on their collaboration “Counting On Me.” He's joined on the live disco groove by a beautiful gospel chorus that makes us…

  2. Desmond Child, Aloe Blacc Talk Song Credits at ASCAP Expo: 'Why Isn't Our Music as Important as a Twinkie?'

    April 15, 2017 1:12 PM EDT “Little by little our names are being erased from existence.”   Those opening remarks from Songwriters Hall of Fame member Desmond Child jumpstarted one of the most informative sessions at ASCAP’s I Create Music Expo Friday (April 14) at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles. During the 75…

  3. Tim McGraw, Kelly Clarkson, Lady Antebellum, Skillet and More Contribute New Songs to 'The Shack' Soundtrack: Listen

    January 27, 2017 8:01 AM EST Tim McGraw , Faith Hill , Kelly Clarkson , Lady Antebellum , Skillet , Aloe Blacc and Dierks Bentley are among the artists who have recorded new songs for the soundtrack to  The Shack. The movie, which stars Octavia Spencer and Sam Worthington, is based on the William P. Young’s 2007 New York…

  4. Ben Rector, LunchMoney Lewis & More Earn Sales Gains After Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

    November 29, 2016 12:29 PM EST Over a dozen acts performed music during the annual parade, held Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 24), and nearly all see sales gains as a result. The 2016 edition of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, held Nov. 24 in New York City and broadcast on NBC, received a soundtrack from well over a dozen…

  5. Nas, Dave East, Aloe Blacc & Usher Deliver New 'Hamilton Mixtape' Tracks 'Wait For It' & 'Wrote My Way Out'

    November 18, 2016 10:49 AM EST Lin-Manuel Miranda is keeping hip-hop heads and Broadway stans on their toes with scintillating cuts off his highly anticipated project,  The Hamilton Mixtape . After unearthing several bangers featuring Sia  and  Miguel  among others, Miranda is keeping the ball rolling with two new tracks…

  6. Aloe Blacc Covers 'Billie Jean' for amfAR AIDS Benefit Compilation: Exclusive Premiere

    September 08, 2016 10:00 AM EDT The 1980s are getting a modern makeover for amfAR's new AIDS benefit compilation, The Time is Now , featuring Aloe Blacc , Phantogram , DNCE , LP, Theophilus London and more.  Nicky Jam Collaborates with Chris Brown, Lady Gaga Transfixes at amfAR Gala & More Inside Scoop The 14-track…

  7. Rod Stewart, Jennifer Hudson & More Added to 'Beat Bugs' Beatles Kids Series

    July 27, 2016 11:50 PM EDT Rod Stewart , Jennifer Hudson , Aloe Blacc , Robbie Williams , Frances , The Lumineers and Tori Kelly have been added to the list of those covering Beatles songs in Beat Bugs , the new Netflix animated series premiering Aug. 3 that will feature songs of the Fab Four sung by contemporary…

  8. Aloe Blacc to Perform National Anthem Before Game 7 of NBA Finals

    June 19, 2016 9:49 AM EDT Winner takes all tonight (June 19) as the Golden State Warriors take on the Cleveland Cavaliers in Oakland's Oracle Arena for Game 7 of the NBA Finals.  Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter  Aloe Blacc  will provide the night's entertainment with a special rendition of the National…

  9. Watch Zedd and Aloe Blacc's Classy, Brassy Version of 'Candyman' on 'GMA'

    March 30, 2016 1:45 AM EDT Diplo might not be a fan , but Zedd and Aloe Blacc’s update of “Candyman” enjoyed a date with the mainstream when the pair shared a classy, brassy rendition of the track for Good Morning America .  Zedd & Aloe Blacc Sweeten Hot Dance/Electronic Songs With 'Candyman' Cover Zedd …

  10. 11 DJ Twitter Beefs That Rocked Dance Music

    March 23, 2016 1:27 PM EDT Guess how many involve deadmau5? In the dance music world, nothing beats a good drop, but a good diss comes pretty damn close. When DJs fight, it brings the rest of the rave world together. No matter if we camp out at main stage or wouldn't be caught dead in kandi, a good Twitter beef…

  11. Diplo Calls Zedd a Flume Rip-Off Over M&Ms Song: 'Don't be Such a Pompous Cornball Loser'

    March 21, 2016 10:04 PM EDT Zedd and Aloe Blacc recently teamed for an assumedly M&M-sponsored remake of the Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory classic "The Candyman" to celebrate the candy's 75-year anniversary (see it below). It's a strange piece of branding that would have been largely…

  12. Zedd on 2016 Plans: 'I'm Not Going to Release a New Album This Year'

    March 16, 2016 2:25 PM EDT turned out to be a monumental year for Zedd . The DJ/producer dropped his sophomore album, True Colors , recruiting top talents such as  Selena Gomez , Troye Sivan , Echosmith and more. Watch Zedd's 'Papercut' Video Featuring an Animated Troye Sivan "When you release…

  13. Zedd & Aloe Blacc Sweeten Hot Dance/Electronic Songs With 'Candyman' Cover

    March 10, 2016 8:05 PM EST The DJ & singer recall Sammy Davis, Jr. (and Willy Wonka). Plus, Zhu debuts, Coldplay tops Dance Club Songs & more. Zedd and Aloe Blacc bow on Billboard 's Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart (dated March 19) at No. 14 with "Candyman," which starts with 15,000 downloads…

  14. Jimmy Kimmel's Mash Up Mondays to Return in November

    October 29, 2015 12:00 PM EDT Jimmy Kimmel’s Mash Up Mondays are back on the menu this November. And he’s got some unlikely musical ingredients in the mix.  First up: the late night talk-show host will combine country music star Brad Paisley and '90s R&B outfit Color Me Badd for a one-time-only performance on…

  15. Ed Sheeran, Aloe Blacc & More Celebrate Bill Withers' Legacy at Carnegie Hall Tribute

    October 02, 2015 3:16 PM EDT The idea of the tribute concert is one that sounds practically infallible: celebrate the career of some music legend or another by gathering some of their successful artistic progeny to perform the songs that made them legendary in the first place. In practice, though, it’s trickier to pull…

  16. Florida Georgia Line Talks New Music & Dream Collaborator Rihanna

    July 27, 2015 3:44 PM EDT Florida Georgia Line has been "writing like crazy" for its third album -- including with unlikely collaborators such as Nelly and Aloe Blacc . And the group will take things even further afield if it gets a chance.  Billboard's First-Ever Nashville Top 50 Power Players List…

  17. James Franco Wants the L.A. Psych-Rockers Allah-Las for His New Film Plus More Insider Scoop

    June 22, 2015 3:55 PM EDT James Franco Aiming to Team Up With Allah-Las James Franco  has asked Los Angeles psych-rockers  The Allah-Las   to do the music for the film  The Long Home . Franco will direct and appear in the movie, about a young contractor hired to build a honky-tonk by a malevolent con who arrives in…

  18. CMT Music Awards 2015: See the Full Winners List

    June 10, 2015 10:35 PM EDT Carrie Underwood was the big winner at Wednesday night's CMT Music Awards, walking away with honors for Video of the Year, Female Video of the Year and Collaborative Video of the Year.  Inside the 2015 CMT Awards: Carrie Underwood's First Post-Baby Appearance and More Surprises in…

  19. Bill Withers Talks 'Blurred Lines' Verdict, Kardashian Family & More at ASCAP Expo

    May 02, 2015 12:07 PM EDT The sound bites flew fast and furious during ASCAP Expo's rollicking "Who Is He (And What Is He To You)" master class session featuring Bill Withers on Friday (May 1). The newly minted Rock and Roll Hall of Fame honoree kept interviewer and fellow singer/songwriter Aloe…

  20. 'American Idol' Recap: Top 11 Get the Party Started

    March 13, 2015 3:53 AM EDT Empire's Taraji P. Henson drops by American Idol to deliver the official results from the previous night's voting to host Ryan Seacrest . One by one, Seacrest reveals throughout the episode who advances to the top 11, the contestants' chairs turning from red to green if…

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