Fact: Aloe Blacc, Corinne Bailey Rae, JoJo, and the Eagles' Joe Walsh will be among the performers paying tribute to soul man Smokey Robinson when he's honoured with this year’s (16) Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. The awards ceremony will take place on 16 November (16) at the Daughters of the American Revolution Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C. Samuel L. Jackson will host the tribute.
Fact: Country star Jennifer Nettles and R&B singer Aloe Blacc have turned reality show judges to find the next big band on new TV series American Supergroup. The Sugarland singer and I Need a Dollar hitmaker Blacc will sit on the panel with Elle King and Chicago bassist/vocalist Jason Scheff for the new U.S. competition, which aims to showcase the "creation and evolution of the best new band in the country". American Supergroup premiered on the Pop network on Tuesday (11Oct16).
Fact: Singer Aloe Blacc will join Adam Levine as a mentor on the upcoming sixth season of U.S. Tv talent show The Voice. Other star guests include soul singer Jill Scott, who joins Usher, country siblings The Band Perry for Blake Shelton, and Shelton's wife Miranda Lambert, who will aid returning coach Shakira during the 'battle round' phase of the competition.