Video: Eric Bellinger – “Fake Love” (Drake Cover)
The R&B Singer Transforms Drake’s Track With Only Vocals and an Acoustic Guitar
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
“If you’re single or trying to find signs of love in the world, Eric Bellinger will make you believe in love again.” – Singersroom
A honey-voiced singer/songwriter who has won the respect of the entire industry, Eric Bellinger is a rising R&B phenom. Today, Eric treats his fans with a quickly turned-around video cover of “Fake Love,” the new song by Drake. Emerging from a cloud of blunt smoke in his tastefully decorated home studio, Eric shows off his silky smooth vocals and impressive flow over acoustic guitars gently plucked by Adam Hayman, making up the difference between Drake and Jeremih. Rocking a Colin Kaepernick jersey in front of an illuminated Pac-Man ghost and a background showing of James Cameron’s Avatar, Eric gives a behind the scenes glimpse into his studio life. With “Fake Love,” Eric demonstrates his insane talent and his ability to effortlessly straddle the worlds of Hip-Hop and R&B.
A rising young R&B talent with silky vocals and prodigious skills as an emcee, Eric Bellinger returned to the national forefront with his mixtape Eric B. For President: Term 1. Premiered in September by VIBE, the mixtape is a potent fusion of Hip-Hop and R&B, featuring sensuous bedroom jams like “Remind Her” alongside street rap bangers such as “Snappin’ and Trappin’.” An accomplished songwriter with a Grammy win and an endorsement from Barack Obama, the Compton-born artist named the mixtape as a salute to “Eric B. Is President,” the classic track from Eric B. & Rakim‘s iconic Paid in Full. Featuring appearances from RJ, 11:11, ARoc, and Phil Ade, who guests on the lavish Billboard-premiered album highlight “In My Prime“, Eric B. For President is a fully-realized artistic effort, showcasing Bellinger’s considerable talents with melody and providing an ideal soundtrack for this election season. Earning over 10 million views on YouTube over his career, Eric has established himself as a bonafide hitmaker as an artist and a songwriter, penning hits for Usher (“Lemme See”) and Justin Bieber (“Right Here), eventually earning a Grammy for working on Chris Brown‘s F.A.M.E., as well as recording solo hits such as “Valet” featuring 2 Chainz and Fetty Wap. Eric B. For President: Term 1 is currently available oniTunes and Spotify.
Watch “Fake Love”: https://youtu.be/DuhwDoE0uNg
Buy Eric B. For President: Term 1 on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/president-term-1/id1145029175
Stream Eric B. For President: Term 1 on Spotify: https://play.spotify.com/album/7KNNWIPBk4Josbqhfa2KI3?play=true&utm_source=open.spotify.com&utm_medium=open
Listen to Eric B. For President: Term 1 on SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/ericbellinger/sets/eric-bellinger-eric-b-for/s-SN73i
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)
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.
“Fake Love”: https://youtu.be/DuhwDoE0uNg
“In My Prime”: https://soundcloud.
“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