Aloe Blacc wasn’t yet quite the household name he is nowadays when he last played at Pori Jazz back in 2011. In 2013 he rose to international stardom when his co-operation single “Wake Me Up” with recently deceased Swedish dj Avicii suddenly hit the top of the charts in several countries. Aloe Blacc’s soulful voice was one of the key factors within the hit song and he also co-wrote the song. He’s released three studio albums of which the latest Lift Your Spirit (2013) was nominated for Grammy Award for Best R&B Album. At the moment Aloe Blacc is working on his new album and he has promised it will continue the path he’s set on the previous albums as an advocate of good values.