Eric Benét
American singer
Eric Benét
Eric Benét, is an American singer. His duet with Tamia, "Spend My Life With You" was a number one song for three weeks on the US Billboard R&B chart and was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2000.
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Halle Berry's Exes Slam Actress Following Her Split From Olivier Martinez
Huffington Post - over 1 year
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Halle Berry's Exes Slam Actress Following Her Split From Olivier Martinez
Huffington Post - over 1 year
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Halle Berry's Exes Slam Actress Following Her Split From Olivier Martinez
Huffington Post - over 1 year
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Halle Berry And Olivier Martinez Divorcing After Two Years Of Marriage
Huffington Post - over 1 year
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Ruben Studdard Talks 112 Pound Weight Loss, 'American Idol' Fame
Huffington Post - about 3 years
Ten years after becoming the winner of “American Idol’s” second season, Ruben Studdard has released his 6th studio album this month entitled, “Unconditional Love." The 11-track opus finds the Birmingham, Alabama native collaborating with the likes of Eric Benét, Lalah Hathaway, and world renown producer-musician, David Foster. And though the 35-year-old crooner is celebrating his ten year “American Idol” anniversary in May, he has no qualms about the show being referenced as his claim to fame. “For a boy from Alabama who had no idea of how to enter the music industry after getting no responses to the demos I was sending in, it was a great blessing,” he said during a recent interview with Billboard. “It's a six-month music industry crash course. But what you learn quickly after leaving the show is that the industry is and isn't ‘American Idol.’ A.I. is a huge pop show, but the urban market is completely different. Still, the show was first class from the time I stepped off the pla ...
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Grammy-honored tunes 'ReImagined' for new Web series
USA Today - over 3 years
Players include The Lumineers, Eric Benet, Alberta Cross, ZZ Ward and The Shins.
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Halle Berry Is Married!
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Congrats go out to Mrs. Martinez! Halle Berry married her fiance Olivier Martinez on Saturday (July 13) at Chateau des Conde in Vallery, France, Us Weekly confirms. According to reports, the ceremony took place in a small chateau, where, in accordance with French law, a civil union was held at 4 p.m., followed by a religious ceremony at 5:30 p.m. at the chapel in the village. "White marquees were put up, and everyone was very discreet because it was a show business wedding," a local tells Us Weekly of the nuptials. "But generally it was pretty down-to-earth." People reports that 60 guests, mostly close friends, were in attendance including Martinez's mother Rosemarie and brother Vincent. Dinner was held under an arbor, and there was a fireworks display. This is the third marriage for Berry, who was previously wed to baseball player David Justice (from 1993 to 1997) and to R&B singer Eric Benet (from 2001 to 2005). She started dating Canadian model, Gabriel A ...
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Dr. Sam Von Reiche: What Makes Us Love Celebrity Gossip
Huffington Post - about 4 years
OK, so I admit it. I read US Weekly and People -- and not just when I'm waiting in the checkout line. Halle Berry and her latest relationship drama were among the latest to draw my attention; someone is clearly lying about who started the brawl, and personally I think Gabriel Aubry was the victim there. In fact, it appeared to be a fight between his pretty face and Olivier Martinez's fist. In case you haven't seen the pictures of Aubry's bruises, the fist clearly won. Along with millions of my fellow celebrity gossip mongers, I have been transfixed as Berry has moved from one dysfunctional romance to the next for over a decade. Presumably, these poor choices have something to do with her absent and abusive father Jerome, from whom Berry was estranged all of her adult life. First, major leaguer husband David Justice was rumored to have physicaly abused Berry. Next, she was married to musician Eric Benét who cheated on her dozens of times, owing to what appeared to be sex ...
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Eric Benét On 'Song Travels'
NPR - about 4 years
The singer and actor charges his old-school soul songwriting with healthy doses of modern funk and hip-hop. He joins host Michael Feinstein for a set of originals, plus classics by Stevie Wonder and The Carpenters. » E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us
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Mariah Carey Arrives Late To Accept Prestigious Award
Huffington Post - over 4 years
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- Mariah Carey was late to the BMI Urban Music Awards, where she was the guest of honor, but that didn't stop other artists from literally singing her praises. Fantasia Barrino and Eric Benet were among those who serenaded the star with her own hits. Benet performed "One Sweet Day" and the former "American Idol" sang "Hero" during the private ceremony at the Saban Theatre, where writers, producers and publishers of the year's top urban hits were recognized Friday. Barrino stepped off stage and stood right in front of Carey in the audience's front row as she wailed the final words of the song. When she finished, they embraced. BMI chief Del Bryant presented Carey with the music-rights organization's Icon Award for her outstanding songwriting that has resulted in 18 No. 1 singles and more than 200 million albums sold. Bryant called her "an unparalleled musical superstar" and "the greatest singer in history." He also endorsed her new p ...
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5 things to do: 'Illyria: A Twelfth Night Musical,' Ledisi and Eric Benet
Welcome to the CL Network - over 4 years
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Celebrities Pack Mahalia Jackson Theater in New Orleans for McDonald's 365Black Awards
Business Review USA - over 4 years
NEW ORLEANS, July 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Entertainers, professional athletes, political figures and hundreds of citizens from across the nation packed the Mahalia Jackson Theater in New Orleans today for the 2012 McDonald's® 365Black® Awards, an annual event honoring outstanding African-Americans who are making positive contributions to the community. Hundreds of guests attended the ninth annual ceremony honoring multi-platinum and 10-time GRAMMY® winning recording artist Chaka Khan; global humanitarian, best-selling inspirational author/entrepreneur Bishop T.D. Jakes; GRAMMY-nominated R&B singer/songwriter Tamia and husband, All-Star NBA® player, Grant Hill; teenage medical innovator Tony Hansberry, II; youth empowerment activist Mary-Pat Hector; and McDonald's owner/operators, Tina and Harold Lewis. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120706/CG36299-a) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120706/CG36299-b) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/2012070 ...
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Watch: Eric Benét Hits a High Note
ABC News - almost 5 years
New album, new outlook on life for soulful singer.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Eric Benét
    FORTIES
  • 2016
    Age 45
    In April 2016, he announced a new single "Sunshine" set to premiere on May 13, ahead of his eighth studio album due in the fall.
    More Details Hide Details Benét has also been active as an actor; he had a recurring role on For Your Love (TV series) (1998–2002). He made his film debut alongside Mariah Carey in Glitter (2001). He has a recurring role on the MTV scripted show Kaya (2007) where he plays a music producer. Benet appeared on Half & Half in which he portrayed Reece Wilcox in 2005. His second feature film role Trinity Goodheart premiered at the American Black Film Festival on July 9, 2011 and is set to premiere on GMC on August 20, 2011. In Fall of 2013, Eric Benet brought his talents to the television screen when he appeared on the second season of BET's hit television show, The Real Husbands of Hollywood. Benet introduced the world to his comedic skills as a guest star alongside Kevin Hart, Bobby Brown, and Boris Kodjoe. The Real Husbands of Hollywood is filmed in a style similar to that of Bravo's popular television series, The Real Housewives.
  • 2014
    Age 43
    In 2014, Eric Benet released an international album, The Other One, teaming up with the European production collective, The Afropeans to revisit his 2012 album The One.
    More Details Hide Details Later that year, he then released an album of classic cover songs, exclusively distributed in Japan, titled, From E to U, Vol. 1.
    In April 2014, Benet signed R&B singer-songwriter Calvin Richardson and Goapele to his imprint along with BMG/Primary Wave Music to release their upcoming albums in the US.
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  • 2011
    Age 40
    It was the first album released on Benét's newly formed record label Jordan House Records, which he created in partnership with EMI. "Real Love" was the first single off The One and was the #1 added song to Urban AC when shipped to radio in October 2011.
    More Details Hide Details In 2013 Eric Benet's 6th studio album, The One, won him the SoulTracks Readers' Choice Award for Best Male Vocalist. The One delivered 3 big hit tracks including 'Runnin,' 'Real Love,' and 'Harriett Jones.'
    On July 31, 2011, he married Prince's ex-wife, Manuela Testolini, who gave birth to their first child, a girl named Lucia Bella, on December 21, 2011.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2008
    Age 37
    His fourth album Love & Life was released on September 9, 2008.
    More Details Hide Details 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. Lost in Time was Benét's fifth studio album which was released in the US on November 30, 2010. The first single "Sometimes I Cry" reached number one on the Hot Adult R&B Songs Chart. With its musical direction representing Benet's homage to the sweet soul sound of the early to mid-1970s, the album featured duets with Faith Evans; Chrisette Michelle; Ledisi; and Eddie Levert of The O'Jays. On June 5, 2012 Eric then released his latest album The One.
  • 2005
    Age 34
    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.
    More Details Hide Details The single reached number two on the Urban Adult Contemporary chart.
  • 2001
    Age 30
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Due to the controversy about music style and creative freedom, Benét changed to Reprise-distributed label Friday Records and recorded his next album, Hurricane.
    He married actress Halle Berry in January 2001, but by early October 2003 they had separated, with the divorce finalized in January 2005.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 2000
    Age 29
    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".
    More Details Hide Details The album also won a Soul Train Music Award for "Best R&B/Soul Album, Male". Benét's career, however, was interrupted by a series of personal tragedies. His father died of cancer. In addition his girlfriend, Tami Marie Stauff, died on April 24, 1993, from injuries suffered in an automobile accident, leaving Eric a single father to their one-year-old daughter, India (born 1991). Mom Joyce Jordan.
  • 1999
    Age 28
    His next album, A Day in the Life, was released in 1999.
    More Details Hide Details 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.
  • 1997
    Age 26
    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".
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  • 1996
    Age 25
    Records, releasing his solo debut album, True to Myself in 1996.
    More Details Hide Details 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.
    Records, releasing his debut solo album, True to Myself in 1996.
    More Details Hide Details His second album, A Day in the Life, was released in 1999 and featured his smash hit "Spend My Life With You (featuring Tamia)".
  • 1992
    Age 21
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Two years later, Eric Benét broke onto the music scene with his solo career and signed with Warner Bros.
  • OTHER
  • 1966
    Age -5
    Born on October 15, 1966.
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