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Background information
Birth name Jaheim Hoagland
Also known as Jaheim, Jah (Jah)
Born (1978-05-26) May 26, 1978 (age 38)
Origin New Brunswick, New Jersey, U.S.
Genres R&B, Hip hop
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, Producer
Years active 1996–present
Labels Warner Bros. Records, Atlantic Records, BMG
Website Official Site

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.[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.

Early life[edit]

Jaheim was born in the Memorial Parkway Homes public housing. 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[edit]

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 February 2015, Jaheim signed a new record deal with BMG Records after parting ways with Atlantic Records.[2] 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.[3] Struggle Love was released on March 18, 2016.[4]To date Jaheim has sold 5 million records worldwide along with 3 Grammy nominations.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Jaheim is a resident of Hillsborough Township, New Jersey.[5] Jaheim is the Grandson of the late 1960s soul singer Hoagy Lands. He visited St. Johns University in 2010, but due to record success, he chose to put college off to promote his album Another Round.


Main article: Jaheim discography
Studio albums

Awards and nominations[edit]

American Music Award
Year Nominee/work Award Result
2003 N/A Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist Nominated
Grammy Award
Year Nominee/work Award Result
2011 Another Round Best R&B Album,[6] 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. Retrieved 2008-12-17. 
  2. ^ a b http://www.thisisrnb.com/2015/02/jaheim-signs-new-record-deal-with-bmg-primary-wave/
  3. ^ http://thefeaturedlifestyle.net/what-jaheim-drops-single-back-in-my-arms-off-new-album-struggle-love/
  4. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/struggle-love/id1082897042
  5. ^ 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. (Fact) Jaheim did Appeal & win his decision all charges were reversed & Dismissed. Jaheim was represented by Thomas R. Ashley. "
  6. ^ "John Legend, Fantasia And Alicia Keys Receive Grammy Nods". Rttnews.com. Retrieved 2012-04-13. 

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