Grammy Award-Winning Songwriter and R&B Singer Eric Bellinger Announces Eric B. For President : Term 1 Mixtape And Drops First Single, “In My Prime”
The Chris Brown/Justin Bieber Collaborator Announces 8-Track EP, Premieres “In My Prime” via Billboard
Critical Praise for Eric Bellinger:
“Eric Bellinger is an up-and-coming R&B singer who has tons of talent and could make some waves very soon.” – Complex
“Eric Bellinger—the Los Angeles singer/songwriter whose single with Problem, “I Don’t Want Her,” made waves last year—fits somewhere between Ty Dolla $ign’s of-the-moment snap and Ne-Yo’s oh-so-earnest mid-’00s R&B.” – FADER
“Eric Bellinger can definitely create sexy bedroom jams, but this one’s a bit more hyped up, the kind of song you would listen to pre-going out.” – HotNewHipHop
“If you’re single or trying to find signs of love in the world, Eric Bellinger will make you believe in love again.” – Singersroom
Make ’em, make ’em clap to this! Grammy Award-winning songwriter and rapper/singer Eric Bellinger places his bid for the highest office in the land with Eric B. For President : Term 1, which he’ll release onSeptember 9th. Bellinger sought to pay tribute to Eric B & Rakim’s classic song “Eric B. Is President,” citing that the song title “has been a phrase that has stuck with me my whole life. They opened doors for generations of artists to prosper in this industry. This is my way of saying thank you and providing physical proof that they made a difference. Plus with this project being more hip hop driven and a campaign that could potentially put the first female president in office, it was only right.”
Born and raised in Compton, the versatile, velvet-voiced singer is equally adept at melodic trap bangers as lush RnB bedroom jams, which has earned him an endorsement from President Obama. Featuring appearances from RJ, 11:11, ARoc, and Phil Ade, Term 1 is a fully-realized effort from Bellinger, packed with indelible hooks, well-crafted bangers, and sultry slow jams. Asked about why he was releasing the project, Bellinger explained : “… with the stress our country is always under when deciding who’s best to lead us, I wanted to create an experience that would please the ears, eyes, and hearts of people, while showcasing my personal beliefs on who I think will serve our people best. In my opinion, to possess the level of outreach I have and not shed light on this matter would be irresponsible. I just want to do my part – my way.”
Today, Billboard premiered “In My Prime,” a standout track from the album that features Maryland MC Phil Ade. The track is a perfect teaser for what’s to come, showing off Bellinger’s uncanny ability to combine RnB and Hip Hop. The DJ Money and Cleva Keys produced beat gives Bellinger and Phil Ade space to spit their tightly spun verses, supplying them with minimalistic bass and drum verses that slide into a lavish chorus, the bass bubbling as the full orchestration comes in, mingling with Bellinger’s silky smooth melodies.
The grandson of legendary “Rockin’ Robin” songwriter Bobby Day, Eric Bellinger was a talented athlete in high school, earning a scholarship from Division I power USC. Bellinger turned down the scholarship to follow his musical passion, joining the R&B group AKNU and signing to Epic Records in the early ’00s. After AKNU disbanded, Eric discovered his passion for songwriters and under the tutelage of acclaimed songwriters such as J.R. Rotem and Rodney Jerkins, Bellinger racked up dozens of songwriting placements, including hits for Usher (“Lemme See”) and Justin Bieber (“Right Here), eventually earning a Grammy for working on Chris Brown‘s F.A.M.E. Bellinger emerged as a solo artist in 2013 with his first mixtape The Rebirth, and hit his stride as a hitmaker with Cuffing Season, which peaked at #6 on the Billboard R&B Chart, and Cuffing Season Part 2, which included the hit radio single “Valet” featuring 2 Chainz and Fetty Wap. Earning over 10 million views on YouTube, Eric has established himself as a bonafide hitmaker as an artist and a songwriter, and he looks to solidify that reputation with Eric B. For President : Term 1.
Eric B. For President : Term One Track Listing
1. Snappin & Trappin (Prod. by Beazy Times)
2. My Check (Prod. by The Nominees)
3. G.O.A.T. Feat. ARoc (Prod. by Sleep Deez & Qorey Cail)
4. Sometimes (Prod. by Soufwest)
5. One Of Them Feat. 11:11 (Prod. by DZL)
6. Drive By (Prod. by Ayo)
7. Remind Her Feat. RJ (Prod. by Habib)
8. In My Prime Feat. Phil Ade (Prod. by DJ Money & Cleva Keys)
Listen to “In My Prime”: https://soundcloud.
Check out Billboard’s Premiere: http://www.
Pre-order Eric B. For President : Term 1: https://itunes.apple.com/
Eric Bellinger Background:
Over the last 6 years, Eric Bellinger has become one of the music industry’s most sought after songwriters while also proving himself to be equally talented as a singer and a rapper. Seamlessly fusing smooth and retro R&B melodies with edgy hip-hop, Bellinger, the grandson of “Rockin Robin” songwriter Bobby Day, has earned the reputation as quick yet intuitive songwriter. Having collaborated with Grammy-winning songwriter/producers J.R. Rotem and Rodney Jerkins, the Compton, California native has quickly racked up more than 80 song placements just in the last two years alone, writing for Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, Usher, Trey Songz, Jennifer Hudson, The Game, and Janelle Monae. He has scored hits with his songwriting for Justin Bieber (“Right Here,”) Usher (“Lemme See,”) and Chris Brown (“Fine China.”) His work with Brown, specifically his contributions to Brown’s album F.A.M.E., also earned him a Grammy award. Following 10 years of being in singing groups, the former church boy singer formally stepped out as a solo artist in 2013, steadily churning out a series of well-regarded mixtapes. Working with artists including 2 Chainz, Kid Ink, Mya, Ty Dolla $ign, and Sage the Gemini, Bellinger quickly found success as a solo artist, selling out his U.K. tour, getting his independent label YFS distributed by Lyor Cohen’s 300 Entertainment, and amassing over 10 million views on YouTube. Bellinger has come full circle as a triple-threat talent, simultaneously forging a burgeoning solo career while further cementing his reputation as one of R&B and pop music’s top go-to writers.
“In My Prime”: https://soundcloud.
Pre-order Eric B. For President : Term 1: https://itunes.apple.com/
“Valet” ft. 2 Chainz & Fetty Wap: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EkAm_BUF3wQ
“I Don’t Want Her” ft. Problem: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hcI56Q00yp8
“Focused On You” ft. 2 Chainz: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4BXSVCNJ9oI
Cuffing Season Pt. 2: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/cuffing-season-pt.-2/id1060704988
Cuffing Season: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/cuffing-season/id1018590532