Jaheim Hoagland (also known simply as Jaheim) is an American R&B singer from New Brunswick, NJ. His father died in 1981, when he was only three years old. His grandfather Hoagy Lands, sang with many top groups, including The Drifters. 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.
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Jaheim Hoagland (born May 26, 1978) is an African-American R&B singer performing under the mononymous name of Jaheim. Jaheim is known for his soulful tenor voice. 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, was released a year later, both achieving platinum success. Jaheim's third album, Ghetto Classics, was released on February 14, 2006, debuting at Number One on the Billboard 200, and selling over 153,000 copies in its first week.
Jaheim has been a resident of Hillsborough Township, New Jersey. He is the grandson of the late 1960s soul singer Hoagy Lands.
Jaheim is a close associate of rapper Jadakiss. Together they produced Everytime I Think About Her and the remixes for Ain't Leavin Without You and Diamond in da Ruff.
He is currently attending St. Johns University, having earlier dropped out of Lock Haven University.