Artist Project by Briaja Gilbert
Who is Eric Bellinger?
Eric A. Bellinger Jr. was born March 26, 1986 in Los Angeles, California. Eric B., Grandson of Jackson 5 hit making songwriter Bobby Day, has been singing since before he could speak. Captain of high school football team, the day came for Eric to choose between a scholarship to pursue a football career at the prestigious University of Southern California or follow his passion in music.
Not long after making the difficult decision to turn down USC, Bellinger joined the R&B group AKNU (A Kind Never Understood) and was soon signed to Epic Records by two of the music industries most successful executives , Max Gousse and Tommy Motola.
A Father & Husband
Bellinger married La’Myia Good on January 1, 2015. Bellinger and Good met in the early 2000s in Los Angeles, where both were working on music with the same manager before losing contact for a few years, they re-connected later. Bellinger and Good have 2 sons, Elysha and Eazy Bellinger.
In 2014, he released his debut album, The Rebirth, and followed by a pair of EPs and the first volume of his Cuffing Season series. 2018 saw the release of Eazy Call, his third studio long-player and first to hit the Billboard 200. 2019’s double-album sequel The Rebirth 2 yielded the Chris Brown– and OG Parker-assisted hit “Type a Way.” He remained busy at the start of the next decade and in 2021 issued both a collaborative album with Hitmaka and the solo album New Light.
- Born II Sing Volumes 1-3 (2013)
- Choose Up Season (2016)
- Saved by the Bellinger (2019)
- Cuffing Season 1-3 (2015-2019)
- The Rebirth (2014)
- The Rebirth II (2019)
- New Light (2020)
Eric B. has won and been nominated for many awards for songs he has co-written as well as his own music.
- Grammy in the category of Best R&B Album – F.A.M.E by Chris Brown
- ASCAP Award Winning R&B/Hip-Hop Song – Lemme See by Usher
- Awit Award for Best Global Recording- RISE byEric Bellinger, Iñigo Pascual, Sam Concepcion
- Grammy nomination for Best Progressive R&B album- New Light by Eric B.
- Grammy nomination for Best R&B song- New Flame by Chris Brown and Usher
- And many more!
Eric is known for the lyrics he can produce with a pen and a pad. He co-wrote dozens of songs for high-profile artists including Chris Brown, Brandy, and Justin Bieber. He’s the writer of many of your favorite songs and here’s a few examples to prove that:
- Fine China by Chris Brown
- New Flame by Chris Brown ft. Usher
- Lemme See by Usher
- On Chill by Wale ft. Jeremih
- 3Way by Teyana Taylor
- How You Want It? by Teyana Taylor
- Right Here by Justin Bieber
- And many more songs.
Eric is an active member in his community. He has been seen using his fortune to give back to several charities. Additionally, he has participate in many toy drives such as the True Vision Media Group Toy Drive.
Talent runs in Bellinger’s family, but he has admitted that many artist have influenced his music. Besides his grandfather, he has been said to be influenced by artists like Micheal Jackson, Keith Sweat, Brandy, Usher, and Drake.
Eric Aldwin Bellinger starts a mojority of his songs with “This gon be your favorite song” and ends them with “It’s eazy!” He has earned the write to make that claim and remind you of who he is. He has written many hits that are on the radio daily. His albums are filled with slow tempo and fast tempo R&B songs that anyone can enjoy. Eric is currently still growing as an artist and a writer in the music industry. It is safe to say he has made a huge impact on R&B and I can’t wait to see what is next for him. The most recent updates include a new series he will be acting in with Taye Diggs and NeYo as his co-stars. Additionally, he was just nominated for a grammy and will find out if he won in 2022. Keep your eyes on Eric Bellinger because he is on the rise!
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