Jaheim Hoagland (born May 26, 1978) is an American R&B singer and former rapper, better known by his stage name of Jaheim. He was signed by Naughty by Nature's Kaygee to Divine Mill Records in 2000, and released his debut album Ghetto Love in 2001. His second effort, Still Ghetto (2002), contains the hit "Put That Woman First" (2003), both of which achieved platinum success. Jaheim's third album, Ghetto Classics, was released on February 14, 2006, debuting at number one on the U.S. Billboard 200, and selling over 153,000 copies in its first week.
He is currentlySt. Johns University, having earlier dropped out of Lock Haven University.
Early life 
Jaheim grew up in New Brunswick, New Jersey, in the 176 Memorial Parkway Homes public housing project. His father died in 1981, when he was only three years old. His grandfather sang with many top groups, including The Drifters, and their family reunions were big songfests. Singing at family reunions and local talent shows preceded a successful tryout at the Apollo Theater's talent show. He won the contest three times when he was fifteen.
Music career 
Two years later, he experienced more tragedy when his mother died. Four years after her death, he recorded a tape that led to a deal with Divine Mill Records (a division of Warner Bros. Records). Hoagland received good reactions from two singles "Could It Be" and "Lil' Nigga Ain't Mine" on BET video shows. Appearing with Hoagland on his first album was RL (from Next), Blackstreet, and Darren and Cliff Lighty. His second album, Still Ghetto, was released on November 5, 2002. Another Top Ten hit, it placed two singles in the Top 40, "Fabulous" and "Anything" (released November 13, 2001). Ghetto Classics followed in early 2006 and became his first number one album. The Makings of a Man was released in December 2007. In late 2009 the single "Ain't Leavin Without You" preceded his 2010 album Another Round.
Personal life 
Jaheim is a resident of Hillsborough Township, New Jersey. He is the grandson of the late 1960s soul singer Hoagy Lands.
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Awards and nominations 
- ^ Collins, Roger. "Jaheim". Iomusic News. Retrieved 2008-12-17.
- ^ Deak, Michael. "R&B singer Jaheim can appeal drug conviction", Home News Tribune, February 20, 2008. Accessed March 30, 2008. "Jaheim Hoagland, a Hillsborough resident best known for his double platinum album "Ghetto Love," was found guilty on Sept. 20, 2005, on charges of possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana, resisting arrest, possession of marijuana in a motor vehicle and the use of an unapproved tinted window in Hillsborough."
- ^ "John Legend, Fantasia And Alicia Keys Receive Grammy Nods". Rttnews.com. Retrieved 2012-04-13.
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