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Background information
Birth nameJaheim H. Hoagland
Also known asJaheim, Jah (Jah)
Born (1978-05-26) May 26, 1978 (age 46)
New Brunswick, New Jersey, U.S.
GenresR&B, hip hop
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter, producer
Years active1996–present
LabelsWarner Bros. Records, Atlantic Records, BMG, Julie's Dream Music Group

Jaheim H. Hoagland (born May 26, 1978), known mononymously as Jaheim, is an American R&B singer. 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 singles "Put That Woman First" (2003) and "Fabulous" (2003), both of which achieved platinum success.[1]

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.

Music career[edit]

Four years after 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. In 2007 Jaheim signed to Atlantic Records and released his fourth album The Makings of a Man in December 2007.

In late 2009 the single "Ain't Leavin Without You" preceded his 2010 album Another Round. In 2013 Jaheim returned to the music industry with a new single titled "Age Ain't a Factor" and a new album. His sixth album, Appreciation Day, was released on September 3, 2013. In 2014, Jaheim restarted his own label called "Julie's Dream Music Group", which had first been started in 1997, then restarted in 2002.[2]

Following the relaunch of his label, in February 2015, Jaheim signed a new record deal with BMG Records after parting ways with Atlantic Records in conjunction with his Julie's Dream label.[3] In June 2015, Jaheim released a new single called "Back in My Arms" and revealed that his seventh album, titled Struggle Love, is to be released.[4] Struggle Love was released on March 18, 2016.[5] To date Jaheim has sold 5 million records worldwide and received three Grammy nominations.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Jaheim is a resident of Hillsborough Township, New Jersey.[6] Jaheim is the grandson of the late 1960s soul singer Hoagy Lands.

In September 2021, he was arrested on animal cruelty charges after police discovered 15 dogs living in deplorable conditions at his New Jersey home. One of the dogs had to be euthanized.[7]


Studio albums

Awards and nominations[edit]

American Music Award
Year Nominee / work Award Result
2003 Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist Nominated
Grammy Award
Year Nominee / work Award Result
2011 Another Round Best R&B Album,[8] Nominated
"Finding My Way Back" Best Male R&B Vocal Performance Nominated
Best R&B Song Nominated
Soul Train Music Awards
Year Nominee / work Award Result
2002 "Just in Case" Best R&B/Soul Single, Male Nominated
Ghetto love Best R&B/Soul Album, Male Nominated
2003 Still Ghetto Best R&B/Soul Album, Male Nominated
2004 "Put That Woman First" Best R&B/Soul Single, Male Nominated
2010 Himself Best Male R&B/Soul Artist Nominated


  1. ^ Collins, Roger. "Jaheim". Iomusic News. Archived from the original on January 16, 2008. Retrieved December 17, 2008.
  2. ^ "Jaheim likes the ladies". News24.com. August 18, 2014. Retrieved April 10, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Jaheim Signs New Record Deal with BMG Primary Wave – ThisisRnB.com – Hot New R&B Music, Videos, News". February 2, 2015. Retrieved February 27, 2017.
  4. ^ "What??? JAHEIM drops single "Back in my arms" off NEW album 'STRUGGLE LOVE' | The Featured Life$tyleThe Featured Life$tyle". Archived from the original on October 10, 2015. Retrieved April 10, 2020.
  5. ^ "Struggle Love by Jaheim on Apple Music". iTunes. March 18, 2016. Retrieved February 27, 2017.
  6. ^ Deak, Michael. "R&B singer Jaheim can appeal drug conviction"[permanent dead link], Home News Tribune, February 20, 2008. Retrieved March 30, 2008. "Jaheim Hoagland, a Hillsborough resident best known for his double platinum album "Ghetto Love," was found guilty on September 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. (Fact) Jaheim did Appeal & win his decision all charges were reversed & Dismissed. Jaheim was represented by Thomas R. Ashley. "
  7. ^ Oliveira, Nelson (September 9, 2021). "New Jersey R&B singer Jaheim Hoagland accused of starving 15 dogs; one euthanized". nydailynews.com. Retrieved September 11, 2021.
  8. ^ "John Legend, Fantasia And Alicia Keys Receive Grammy Nods". Rttnews.com. Retrieved April 13, 2012.

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