Black Concert: Eric Benet Live in Anaheim Tuesday 5-23; Los Angeles Friday 5-26 & San Diego CA Saturday 5-27!

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Tue, 05/23/17
07:00 PM
House of Blues Anaheim
Anaheim, CA

Details: Marsha Ambrosius, Eric Benet

  $35.00  
Eric Benét Jordan (born October 15, 1966), known professionally as Eric Benét, is an American R&B and neo soul singer-songwriter and actor, who has received a total of four Grammy nominations to date for his musical work. Benét sang with a Top 100-style group called Gerard in the late 1980s. Benét, his sister Lisa, and his cousin George Nash Jr. formed a band called Benét and released a self-titled album in 1992, and it went on to sell over 100,000 copies.

Two years later, Eric Benét broke onto the music scene with his solo career and signed with Warner Bros. Records, releasing his debut solo album, True to Myself in 1996. His second album, A Day in the Life, was released in 1999 and featured his smash hit “Spend My Life With You (featuring Tamia)”. The song rose to #1 on the US Billboard R&B charts (for 3 weeks), was certified gold, and nominated for a 2000 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”.

In 1994, Benét signed with Warner Bros. Records, releasing his solo debut album, True to Myself in 1996. Individual songs from the album were successful, including the top-ten R&B hits “Spiritual Thang”, “Femininity” and “Let’s Stay Together”, which originally appeared on the soundtrack of the film A Thin Line Between Love and Hate.

In between albums, Eric collaborated with his then-labelmates Somethin’ for the People on their 1997 album This Time It’s Personal singing leads on the single “Act Like You Want It”. 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. He contributed vocals to the post-Katrina charity single, “Heart of America” along with Michael McDonald, Wynonna Judd, and Terry Dexter. He has also lent his vocals to many jazz albums for such artists as Wayman Tisdale, George Duke, Chris Botti, Jeff Lorber, Boney James, etc.

Benét recorded his following album Better and Better in 2001, but Warner Bros. rejected to release this album and forced him to stay in the R&B genre. Due to the controversy about music style and creative freedom, Benét changed to Reprise-distributed label Friday Records and recorded his next album, Hurricane. Thus Hurricane became his third (released) studio album on June 21, 2005 in the US. “I Wanna Be Loved” was the song that received the most airplay. The single reached number two on the Urban Adult Contemporary chart.

His fourth album Love & Life was released on September 9, 2008. It debuted at number eleven on the Billboard 200 and number two on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, making this his own highest peak position since A Day in the Life in 1999. The first single “You’re the Only One” is also his first top 20 hit on the R&B chart in two years.

Coming Soon

Love Don’t Love Me

Let’s Stay Together

Chocolate Legs

Femininity

Pretty Baby

Real Love

Sometimes I Cry

Spend My Life With You

Harriett Jones

You’re the Only One

Encore:

Georgy Porgy

Albums:

True to Myself (1996)

A Day in the Life (1999)

Better and Better (2001) (unreleased)

Hurricane (2005)

Love & Life (2008)

Lost in Time (2010)

The One (2012)

Eric Benét (2016)

Compilations:

The Other One (2014)

From E to U: Volume 1 (2014)

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Fri, 05/26/17
07:00 PM
The Wiltern
Los Angeles, CA

Details: Marsha Ambrosius, Eric Benet

  $25.00  
Sat, 05/27/17
07:00 PM
House of Blues San Diego
San Diego, CA

Details: Marsha Ambrosius, Eric Benet

  $35.00