|Birth name||Jaheim Hawkins|
|Also known as||Jaheim, Jah (Jah)|
|Born||May 26, 1978|
New Brunswick, New Jersey, U.S.
|Genres||R&B, hip hop|
|Labels||Warner Bros. Records, Atlantic Records, BMG, Julie's Dream Music Group|
Jaheim Hoagland (born May 26, 1978) is an American R&B singer 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.
Jaheim was born in New Brunswick, New Jersey, and was raised in the city's now-defunct 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.
Two years later, he experienced 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. 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 new album. His sixth album Appreciation Day was released in 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. Following the relaunch of his new 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. In June 2015, Jaheim released a new single called "Back In My Arms" and revealed that his seventh album is titled Struggle Love is to be released. Struggle Love was released on March 18, 2016. To date Jaheim has sold 5 million records worldwide along with 3 Grammy nominations.
- Studio albums
- Ghetto Love (2001)
- Still Ghetto (2002)
- Ghetto Classics (2006)
- The Makings of a Man (2007)
- Another Round (2010)
- Appreciation Day (2013)
- Struggle Love (2016)
- Classic Jaheim, Vol. 1 (2008)
Awards and nominations
|2003||N/A||Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist||Nominated|
|2011||Another Round||Best R&B Album,||Nominated|
|"Finding My Way Back"||Best Male R&B Vocal Performance||Nominated|
|Best R&B Song||Nominated|
|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|
- Collins, Roger. "Jaheim". Iomusic News. Archived from the original on 2008-01-16. Retrieved 2008-12-17.
- Jaheim likes the ladies
- "Jaheim Signs New Record Deal with BMG Primary Wave - ThisisRnB.com - Hot New R&B Music, Videos, News". Retrieved 27 February 2017.
- "Struggle Love by Jaheim on Apple Music". Retrieved 27 February 2017.
- Deak, Michael. "R&B singer Jaheim can appeal drug conviction"[permanent dead link], 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. (Fact) Jaheim did Appeal & win his decision all charges were reversed & Dismissed. Jaheim was represented by Thomas R. Ashley. "
- "John Legend, Fantasia And Alicia Keys Receive Grammy Nods". Rttnews.com. Retrieved 2012-04-13.