Bio: Eric Benet

Bio: Eric Benet

Published October 6, 2010


Eric Benet made his solo debut with 1996’s "True To Myself." Three years later came "A Day In The Life," which contained the single "Spend My Life with You" featuring Tamia. The song went to #1 on the R&B charts, was certified gold, and was nominated for a Grammy for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group, along with a Soul Train Music Award for Best R&B/Soul Album Male. In 2004, following a difficult time in his life, the singer released his pensive third album, "Hurricane." His next album, "Love & Life," arrived in September 2008. The CD debuted at #11 on the Billboard Top 200 album chart and included the crowd-favorite “Chocolate Legs” and the smash “You’re The Only One,” which spent four weeks straight at #1 on Urban AC radio. "Love & Life" garnered two Grammy nominations—including Best R&B album—and was embraced by numerous press outlets, among them Essence, who noted that "Love & Life" is “a throwback to decades of rhythm and blues,” and People, who awarded "Love & Life" 3.5 out of 4 stars.

Passionate, playful and heartfelt, Benet's new album, "Lost In Time" is a love song to the love of making sweet soul music. “I want people to remember what music is and what it can feel like," says the Milwaukee native. "There’s so much to be depressed about right now and I think this more so than ever that you need to remember how good it feels to get back to the real. People just need to have some feel good R&B in their lives.“

Written by BET-Staff


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