Jaheim Hoagland (born 26 May 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 14 February 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 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.

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 5 November 2002. Another Top Ten hit, it placed two singles in the Top 40, “Fabulous” and “Anything” (released 13 November 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. 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 3 September 2013. On February 2015, Jaheim signed a new record deal with BMG Records after parting ways with Atlantic Records. 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 18 March  2016. To date Jaheim has sold 5 million records worldwide along with 3 Grammy nominations.


Artist: Jaheim
Title: Be That Dude
Album: Struggle Love
Buy MP3: £0.99 (2016)
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Artist: Jaheim
Title: Age Ain’t A Factor
Album: Appreciation Day
Buy MP3: £0.99 (2013)
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Artist: Jaheim
Title: Ain’t Leavin’ Without You (Explicit)
Album: Another Round
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Artist: Jaheim
Title:  I’ve Changed
Album: The Makings of a Man (Explicit)
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Artist: Jaheim
Title:  I Ain’t Never (Explicit)
Album: Ghetto Classics
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Artist: Jaheim
Title: Tight Jeans (Clean)
Title: Still Ghetto
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Artist: Jaheim
Title: Looking For Love
Album: Ghetto Love
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Artist: Jaheim
Title: Ghetto Love
Title: Ghetto Love
Buy MP3: £0.99 (2001)
Buy Album: £4.99 (2001)

Studio albums

“Struggle Love” (2016 BMG Records), “Appreciation Day” (2013 Atlantic Records), “Another Round” (2010 Atlantic), “The Makings of a Man” (2007 Atlantic Rec), “Ghetto Classics” (2006 Divine Mill Records, Warner Bros), “Still Ghetto” (2002 Divine Mill Records, Warner Bros. Records), “Ghetto Love” (2001 Divine Mill Records, Warner Bros. Records).

“Classic Jaheim, Vol. 1” (2008 Warner Bros. Records).

As lead artist

“Back In My Arms” (2015 Album Struggle Love), “Baby x3” (2013 Album Appreciation Day), “Age Ain’t a Factor” (2013 Album Appreciation Day), “Finding My Way Back” (2010 Album Another Round), “Ain’t Leavin Without You” (2009 Album Another Round), “I’ve Changed” (featuring Keyshia Cole) (2008 Album The Makings of a Man), “Have You Ever” (2008 Album The Makings of a Man), “Never” (2007 Album The Makings of a Man), “Struggle No More (The Main Event)” (with Anthony Hamilton and Musiq Soulchild) (2007 Album Daddy’s Little Girls soundtrack), “The Chosen One” (2006 Album Ghetto Classics).

“Everytime I Think About Her” (featuring Jadakiss) (2005 Album Ghetto Classics), “Diamond in da Ruff” (2003 Album Still Ghetto), “Backtight” (2003 Album Still Ghetto), “Put That Woman First” (2003 Album Album Still Ghetto), “Fabulous” (featuring Tha’ Rayne) (2002 Album Still Ghetto), “Anything” (featuring Next) (2002 Album Ghetto Love), “Just in Case” (2001 Album Ghetto Love), “Could It Be” (2000 Album Ghetto Love).

As a featured guest

“My Place” (Nelly featuring Jaheim) (2004 Album Suit).

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