More About Eric Benet12/4/08
FOR ACCLAIMED LOVE & LIFE CD
Upcoming TV Appearance on Ellen DeGeneres Show on December l6th.
Singer/songwriter/producer Eric Benet has been nominated for two Grammy Awards today including Best R&B Album for his smash CD Love & Life. The second nomination for the talented heart-throb is for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance, paying homage to his single "You're The Only One," which spent four weeks on the charts at No. 1. Fresh off of a national tour that has sold out venues in several markets, Benet is scheduled to serenade his fans and a national audience on 'The Ellen DeGeneres' show on December 16.
Ben�t's Love & Life CD is the product of a return to his musical roots in his hometown of Milwaukee where he teamed up with previous creative partner Demonte Posey and writer/producer George Nash, Jr. to create an R&B masterpiece tinged with gospel and jazz influences. The songs were inspired by Ben�t's passion for R&B music from the 70's and influences such as Stevie Wonder and Blue Magic.
Eric Ben�t first turned heads with his debut album True To Myself (l996). His platinum-certified A Day In The Life (l999) earned Ben�t his first Grammy nomination for his acclaimed duet "Spend My Life With You" with R&B siren, Tamia. In 2005, his next album Hurricane brought Eric into the studio with multi-Grammy winning producer David Foster. In September 2008, Essence magazine said, "His melodic opus, Love & Life, is a throwback to decades of rhythm and blues from the 70's to the present day."