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Eric Benet

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Eric Benét Jordan (born October 15, 1966 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin) is an American R&B and gospel singer. His mother’s maiden name is his middle, in a scenario similar to Beyoncé.

Benét’s father loved classical music and inspired an interest in music in his son. By his teens, Eric had formed a vocal group with his sister and cousin called “Benét.” The group released a self-titled album in 1992 but only sold 70,000 copies possibly due to a lack of proper promotion by Capitol Records.

Also in 1992, Benét’s girlfriend, Tami Stauff, gave birth to a daughter they named India. The couple’s happiness was short-lived when 25-year old Tami was killed in a car accident on April 24, 1993.

In 1994, Benét signed with Warner Bros. Records, releasing his solo debut album, True to Myself, in fall (1996). His next album, A Day in the Life, was released in 1999; its first single, “Georgy Porgy (featuring Faith Evans)” received significant airplay, but the second single, “Spend My Life With You (featuring Tamia)”, became a smash hit. “Spend My Life With You” rose to number one on the American R&B charts, was certified gold, and nominated for a 2000 Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group. The album, A Day In The Life also won a Soul Train Music Award for Best R&B/Soul Album, Male. Benét also recorded for Earth, Wind, and Fire’s 30th anniversary CD.

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  • alexandre0996

    Guys, try listening JeA feat. Eric Benet - Days & Nights

    17 Feb 2013 Reply
  • DanJBlige

    Christmas Without You (with Faith Evans) is perfect! ;)

    9 Dec 2012 Reply
  • marksaysay

    sometimes i cry is a BBBAAAADDDD song! I Love it!!!

    14 Jun 2012 Reply
  • superwomanL

    Harriet Jones <3

    2 Jun 2012 Reply
  • gendervariant

    Merge the damn pages!

    11 Feb 2012 Reply
  • adefauzy

    Actually, it's 'Benét'.

    22 Jan 2012 Reply
  • NiceNSmooth

    Eric is the man! Amazing voice and smooth as they come.

    6 Jan 2011 Reply
  • SoulJazzsterInc

    @bitchimspecial I hate when people use gay as an insult... And I don't see what it has to do musically speaking with a 3LW song, it's much, much more soulful.

    30 Dec 2010 Reply
  • bitchimspecial

    Never Live Without You is gay. Legit faggotry. It sounds like a 3LW song.

    2 Dec 2010 Reply
  • LilDeviantOne86

    This man's voice is exceptionally beautiful. I am in love with the new Lost in Time LP! Bravo Mr. Benet

    1 Dec 2010 Reply
  • clerk84

    sometimes I cry is very very sad, but it's awesome!

    18 Nov 2010 Reply
  • Poppalox

    what I wouldn't give for his vocal range....

    24 Oct 2009 Reply
  • vdreyer

    Heads up to any neo soul fans out there in Los Angeles. Jennie Laws will be playing at The Dakota Lounge in Santa Monica this Friday, Aug 28th. Check out the youtube link below, as she really does have a great voice. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gtcls5MZ6yQ

    24 Aug 2009 Reply
  • MARKOMC

    Eric Benets Gorgy Porgy with Faith Evan is my ultimate favorite ... Its seriously one of my favorite songs ever! Classic!

    4 Aug 2009 Reply
  • JOAONUJAZZSOUL

    This Guy´s version for Toto´s Georgy Pory track is absolutely brilliant. Bought it on vinyl and cost me a fortune.

    16 Jun 2009 Reply
  • alphaseven

    Wow, despite having the correct tags, thanks for fucking up my charts with 'Benet' and then suggesting 'Benét' AFTER the fact. Jeez...

    24 Mar 2009 Reply
  • iamcyn

    Spanish Fly! Oh my!

    25 Feb 2009 Reply
  • nardz08

    love don't love me has always been a favourite of mine. the words touch a nerve..

    27 Oct 2008 Reply
  • VivaciousDivah

    I love this man! I know his tour with Dwele is CRAZY!! Can't wait to catch them on tour.

    7 Oct 2008 Reply
  • Tiaandcoke

    New album is out, it´s on it´s way to me. Can´t wait

    5 Oct 2008 Reply
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