Eric Benét

Episode 1: Jon B

Wednesday, Jul 8th, 2020 Wednesday July 8th, 11pm ET - 8pm PT

    Get ready for "Eric After Dark" hosted by singer, songwriter and actor Eric Benét, featuring multi-platinum recording artist Jon B. LIVE on Omnis Player!

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    About Eric Benét

    • Origin: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    • Genres: R&B
    • Years Active: 1994 - present

    Eric Benét grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in the 70s as the youngest of five musically talented siblings. He signed with Warner Bros. Records, releasing his debut solo album, True To Myself in 1996. His 1999 album, A Day In The Life, featured his smash hit "Spend My Life With You (ft. Tamia)," which rose to #1 on the US Billboard R&B chart, was certified gold, and nominated for a Grammy Award for "Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group." The album also won a Soul Train Music Award for "Best R&B/Soul Album, Male." Benét released his next studio album, Hurricane, on June 21, 2005, which featured "I Wanna Be Loved" that reached #2 on the UAC chart. His fourth album Love & Life was released on September 9, 2008, debuting at #11 on Billboard 200 and #2 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. The album featured fan favorite "Chocolate Legs" and his hit single "You're The Only One," which was nominated for a Grammy Award for "Best R&B Male Performance." In 2010, Eric released his fifth album, Lost In Time. The first single "Sometimes I Cry,” reached # 1 on the Hot Adult R&B Songs Chart and received a Grammy nomination. In 2012 he released The One, his first album on his own Jordan House Records (in partnership with EMI). "Real Love" was the first single from the CD and was the #1 added song to Urban AC. Benét released an international album in 2014, The Other One, with the European production collective, The Afropeans, to revisit his 2012 album The One. In 2016 Eric released his eighth album, Eric Benét. The 13-track album was recorded and produced in Los Angeles and received rave reviews from press. It also saw Eric reunite with R&B sensation Tamia for the remix of the first single “Sunshine.” Benét is also active as an actor, appearing in "The Real Husbands of Hollywood" with Kevin Hart. He starred in his first lead role in the feature film Trinity Goodheart with Erica Gluck, which premiered at the American Black Film Festival in 2011. Eric had a recurring role on the TV show For Your Love (1998-02) and made his film debut alongside Mariah Carey in Glitter (2001).