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Famous as :

R&B singer

Birth Name :

Jaheim Hoagland

Birth Date :

May 26, 1978

Birth Place :

New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA

Claim to fame :

Album "Ghetto Love" (2001)


Two of his partly labeled 'ghetto' albums in 2001 and 2002 were only on the verge of reigning #1 in the U.S. Billboard 200 chart, though Jaheim's third album “Ghetto Classics” successfully rammed the top position on February 24, 2006. Knocking down the previous week's frontrunner Jack Johnson with his soundtrack album “Curious George”, “Ghetto Classics” sold over 152,000 units in the first week sale. Blessed to work under three great producers of Scott Storch, KayGee and Bink for the R&B album, he also released the first single “Everytime I Think About Her” which featured rapper Jadakiss. Next on his agenda were the release of single “The Chosen One” and the shooting of the clip as well. He chose the song to be the second single because as he mysteriously claimed, the ballad song was a tribute to an important woman in his life.

Born Jaheim Hoagland in 1979, the African-American singer was raised in the public housing of New Brunswick, New Jersey. Little Jah was lucky to be born in such a loving family, but things changed drastically when his father died in 1981, leaving Jah, his mother Julia Hoagland and his younger brother Taquane to be drowned in deep sadness. Fortunately having a lot of relatives, they relied on each other by gathering and singing. “Singing was my way out. No matter how hard life got, I could always make myself and my Mom feel better with a song. It was our salvation,” he recalled those heart-breaking phases. The Hoaglands were actually very musical. Jah's grandfather, Victor Hoagland often sang for groups including the famous doo-wop band, The Drifters in 1960s. That was how Jah inherited the vocal gift that led him to become the singing star in the family reunions and local talent contests. Supported by his family, he continued to sing his heart out in those competitions before finally went through in one of the toughest talent shows in U.S., the Apollo Theater. Winning three times when he was only 15 years old, Jah was already claimed as the next Luther Vandross.

Latest News

Jaheim Debuts 'Finding My Way Back' Music Video

May 01, 2010 06:49:38 GMT

flashes back to the past in a music video for his single "Finding My Way Back". The clip kicks off with him sitting face to face with his lover played by who decides to give up on him. From there, the video moves backward a year prior to the break-up when they were still an item.

Jaheim Arrested for Speeding and Drug Possession

April 13, 2010 08:16:32 GMT

R&B star is facing charges of speeding and drug possession after he was pulled over by police in New Jersey at the end of last month. The "Just In Case" hitmaker, real name Jaheim Hoagland, was stopped by Hillsborough cops on March 28 after they spotted him driving over the local 30 miles-per-hour (48 kilometres-per-hour) speed limit.

Video: Kellan Lutz Supports PETA's Animal Adoption Campaign

February 25, 2010 03:43:20 GMT

follows ' steps to become a spokesperson for PETA. But unlike his "" co-star, Lutz did not take off his clothes to promote animal adoption. Instead, he poses fully-clothed with his rescued mutt named Kola.

Sade Remain Atop Billboard Hot 200

February 25, 2010 03:42:12 GMT

easily secure the first position on Billboard Hot 200. Though shifting only 190,000 copies (down 62%) in its second week, they sit at the No. 1 slot for two consecutive weeks because there aren't any heavy contenders from new releases this week.

Sade Make Triumphant Comeback, Entering Hot 200 at No. 1

February 18, 2010 02:51:15 GMT

After 10 years in hiatus, make a grand return on Billboard Hot 200. With their comeback album "", this band soar at the top spot of the U.S. albums chart with an impressive 502,000 selling number and are likely to remain securing the slot next week.

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Jaheim in The Funeral of Whitney Houston - jaheim-funeral-of-whitney-houston-01 Jaheim in The Funeral of Whitney Houston - jaheim-funeral-of-whitney-houston-02 Jaheim on CD USA Week 8 and 9 at Tribune Studios - wenn525372