Eric Roberson

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Eric Roberson
Photo by Jalylah Burrell
Eric Roberson performing live in concert
Background information
Birth name Eric Roberson
Born (1976-09-25) September 25, 1976 (age 37)
Rahway, New Jersey, United States
Genres Rhythm and blues, Neo soul
Occupations Singer-songwriter, Record producer
Instruments Vocals, Fender Rhodes, Drum Machine
Years active 1994–present
Labels Warner Bros., Blue Erro Soul, Purpose, E1 Music
Associated acts Vivian Green, DJ Spinna, Phonte, Musiq Soulchild, Jill Scott, DJ Jazzy Jeff
Website [1]

Eric Roberson (September 25, 1976) is a singer, songwriter and producer from Rahway, New Jersey. He is sometimes referred to simply as Erro, the name which he later used as part of his label Blue Erro Soul. His first single, "The Moon", was released through Warner Bros. Records in 1994 and recorded an album for that label which remains unreleased.

He subsequently returned to Howard University to complete his studies in Musical Theatre. After performing in a number of musicals and plays, he landed a songwriting deal through the EMI label, and went on to collaborate with Philadelphia-based artists such as Jill Scott, Musiq Soulchild, and most extensively, DJ Jazzy Jeff.

As a member of Jeff's A Touch of Jazz production company, Roberson made contributions to Jeff's debut album, The Magnificent in 2002. He continues songwriting work as well as releasing his own material through his Blue Erro Soul imprint. He also appeared on DJ Spinna's Intergalactic Soul LP in 2006.

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions, sales figures and certifications
Year Album details Peak chart positions
US
[1]
US
R&B

[2]
2001 The Esoteric Movement
  • Released: June 15, 2001
  • Label: P-Vine
2003 The Vault, Vol. 1
  • Released: July 1, 2003
  • Label: Blue Erro Soul
2004 The Vault, Vol. 1.5
  • Released: February 24, 2004
  • Label: Blue Erro Soul
2005 The Appetizer
  • Released: November 7, 2005
  • Label: Blue Erro Soul
2007 ...Left
  • Released: February 27, 2007
  • Label: Blue Erro Soul
2009 Music Fan First
  • Released: August 25, 2009
  • Label: Blue Erro Soul
89
2011 Mister Nice Guy 98 14
2013 United Tenors
(with Fred Hammond, Dave Hollister, Brian Courtney Wilson)
39
2014 B-Sides, Features & Heartaches
  • Released: February 4, 2014
  • Label: Blue Erro Soul/Purpose Music/Liaison(US), Dome Records(UK)
45
2014 The Box
  • Released: TBA, 2014
  • Label: Blue Erro Soul/Purpose Music/Liaison(US), Dome Records(UK)

Live albums[edit]

Year Album Peak chart positions Certifications
U.S.
[1]
U.S. R&B
[2]
2006 Erro Live Vol. DC
  • Released: August 10, 2006
  • Label: Blue Erro Soul

Selected discography[edit]

Compilations[edit]

  • "Couldn't Hear Me" appears on the compilation Gilles Peterson Worldwide Exclusives 3 (2004) Talking Loud.

Awards/Nominations[edit]

  • Grammy Awards
    • 2010: Nominee, Best Urban/Alternative Performance ("A Tale of Two")
    • 2011: Nominee, Best Urban/Alternative Performance ("Still")

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References[edit]

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