You may have stumbled upon the name Eric Bellinger on various music blogs but neglected to do some research. He probably wrote your favorite song, but he’s here to show you his own work. Fans on Twitter will be happy to wake you up if you’ve been sleeping on the Grammy award-winning singer/songwriter.
Since signing a publishing deal with Sony ATV, the LA native has penned a couple of tracks for Tyrese’s recent album Black Rose. He’s also contributed heavily for Chris Brown’s F.A.M.E. album (“Fine China”, “Love More” ft. Nicki Minaj), Usher (“Lemme See” ft. Rick Ross), Justin Bieber (“Right Here” ft. Drake), and Jennifer Hudson (“Think Like A Man” ft. Ne-yo & Rick Ross) just to name a few. With that kind of resume, his own music has to be good.
RT @YFSPaulie: @EricBellinger really?!?!?!!! WHY??? <~ You think I just made the songs for Yall? I needed some R&B to listen to too!!! Lol
— Eric Bellinger (@EricBellinger) July 11, 2015
While Bellinger is known heavily for writing hits for other artists, he’s ready to step out of the shadows and into the limelight. He says, “People hear my music and say I’m only a songwriter, but once they hear it they become a believer. I’m not in a rush for success and I’m just building one step at a time.” Nowadays, it’s becoming more and more difficult to get your R&B fix, but Eric is making sure to provide.
His mixtape Choose Up Season, which received over 56k downloads on HotNewHipHop (and I still bump to this day), is just a precursor for his album Cuffing Season. These couple of tracks below will give you a glimpse of what to expect this Friday, July 17th.