Eric Bellinger

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Eric Bellinger
Eric Bellinger 2013.jpg
Bellinger in December 2013
Background information
Birth nameEric Bellinger, Jr.
Born (1986-03-28) March 28, 1986 (age 32)
Compton, California, United States
OriginLos Angeles, California, United States
GenresR&B, soul, pop
Occupation(s)Music engineer, music producer, singer, songwriter
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2009-present
Labels
Associated acts
Websiteericbellinger.com

Eric Bellinger, Jr. (born March 28, 1986) is an American singer, songwriter, and record producer from Los Angeles, California.

Bellinger began songwriting in 2010, and his co-writing credits including "Lemme See" by Usher, "New Flame" by Chris Brown, "You Don't Know" by Tank, "Right Here" by Justin Bieber, and "Disrespectful" by Trey Songz.[1] In 2011, Bellinger won a Grammy in the category of Best R&B Album for contribution to Chris Brown's album F.A.M.E.. In 2014, Bellinger released his debut studio album, The Rebirth, and released the extended plays Eric B for President: Term 1 in 2016, and Eric B for President: Term 2 in 2017.

Early life[edit]

Eric Bellinger grew up in Compton, California but attended schools in the Norwalk/Santa Fe Springs area, where he met his future manager Nieman Johnson, the grandson of Jackson 5 songwriter Bobby Day.[2]

Career[edit]

The Writing Camp and early career[edit]

Bellinger had earned a football scholarship to University of Southern California, but rejected the offer to record and tour with R&B group AKNU. The group was signed to Epic Records by executives Max Gousse and Tommy Mottola, and in 2010 he was invited to work with songwriting collective The Writing Camp by childhood friend and mentor Erika Nuri.[3][4] Bellinger first co-wrote for pop acts such as Selena Gomez and the Scene, Jacob Latimore, and Big Time Rush, until 2012 when he contributed to the song “Death Penalty” on Los Angeles rapper The Game's mixtape California Republic.[4][5][6] Bellinger's connection with The Game led to him writing and featuring on several songs off The Game’s album The Documentary 2, for which he received greater recognition and signed a publishing deal with Sony ATV.[7] However, complications with Bellinger's songwriting catalogue caused him to leave Sony ATV to sign with publisher BMI.[8]

Solo career and The Rebirth[edit]

In 2013, Bellinger released a three-part series of mixtapes: Born II Sing Vol. 1,[9] Born II Sing Vol. 2,[10] and Born II Sing Vol. 3.[11] Bellinger released his debut studio album, The Rebirth, on May 17, 2014, as a double album.[12] The REbirth### peaked at 23 on the US R&B/Hip Hop charts, and 15 on the US R&B chart, and also entered the Heatseakers Albums chart.[13] Bellinger followed The Rebirth with the studio albums, Cuffing Season and Cuffing Season, Part 2, which released in July 2015 and December 2015, respectively. Cuffing Season peaked at 6 on the US R&B chart, while Cuffing Season, Part 2 peaked at 23.[14][15] Bellinger released two mixtapes in the spring of 2016, Choose Up Season and Eventually.[16] Choose Up Season featured the song "Valet" featuring Fetty Wap and 2 Chainz.[17] Between 2016 and 2017, Bellinger released three extended plays as part of the Eric B. for President series, the title referencing the Eric B & Rakim song "Eric B. Is President". The Eric B. for President series featured two full-instrumental extended plays: Eric B for President: Term 1, released on September 9, 2016, an acoustic remake of the EP titled Term 1, titled Eric B for President: Term 1 (Acoustic), released on January 20, 2017, and Eric B for President: Term 2, released on March 10, 2017.[18][19] G.O.A.T. (combiner two version) Certifications Gold from RIAA.[20]

Awards[edit]

In 2011, Bellinger won a Grammy in the category of Best R&B Album for F.A.M.E. by Chris Brown.[21] In 2013, Bellinger co-wrote “Lemme See” by Usher, which was named an ASCAP Award Winning R&B/Hip-Hop Song.[22][23]

Personal life[edit]

Bellinger is married to singer and actress La’Myia Good (sister of actress Meagan Good). Bellinger and Good met in the mid-2000s in Los Angeles, where both were working on music with the same manager before losing contact for a few years, they re-connected later.[24] Bellinger and Good have a boy, Elysha Bellinger.[25]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US
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US R&B/
HH
US
R&B
The Rebirth[13] [A] 23 15
Cuffing Season[14]
  • Released: July 17, 2015
  • Label: YFS/300
  • Format: Digital download
[B] 6
Cuffing Season, Part 2[15]
  • Released: December 4, 2015
  • Label: YFS/300
  • Format: Digital download
[C] 23
Eazy Call
  • Released: April 6, 2018
  • Label: YFS/Empire
  • Format: Digital download
192
"—" denotes a title that did not chart, or was not released in that territory.

Extended plays[edit]

List of extended plays, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US US R&B/
HH
US
R&B
Eric B for President: Term 1[18]
  • Released: September 9, 2016
  • Label: YFS
  • Format: Digital download
[D] 32 14
Eric B for President: Term 2[27]
  • Released: March 10, 2017
  • Label: YFS/Empire
  • Format: Digital download
[E] 16
"—" denotes a title that did not chart, or was not released in that territory.

Mixtapes[edit]

List of mixtapes
Title Album details
Born II Sing Vol. 1[9]
  • Released: April 15, 2013
  • Label: YFS
  • Format: Free download
Born II Sing Vol. 2[10]
  • Released: April 15, 2013
  • Label: YFS
  • Format: Free download
Born II Sing Vol. 3[11]
  • Released: April 15, 2013
  • Label: YFS
  • Format: Free download
Choose Up Season[17]
  • Released: October 1, 2014
  • Label: YFS
  • Format: Digital download
Eventually[16]
  • Released: May 27, 2016
  • Label: YFS/300
  • Format: Digital download
Eric B for President: Term 1(Acoustic)[19]
  • Released: January 20, 2017
  • Label: YFS/300
  • Format: Digital download

Songwriting credits[edit]

Year Artist Album Notes
2012 Usher Lookin 4 Myself Co-writer ("Lemme See" feat. Rick Ross, "I Care For U", "What Happened To U")
2012 Justin Bieber Believe Co-writer ("Right Here" feat. Drake, "Thought Of You")
2014 Chris Brown x Co-writer ("New Flame" feat Usher and Rick Ross, "Love More" feat. Nicki Minaj, "Fine China", "No Lights", "Add Me In", "Stereotype")
2014 Trey Songz Trigga Co-writer ("Disrespectful" feat. Mila J, "Love Around The World", "Serial" )
2016 Tank Sex Love Pain II Co-writer ("You Don't Know")
2014 Nicki Minaj The Pinkprint Co-producer ("Anaconda")
2016 Bulby York Epic & Ting Composer
2012 Chris Brown Fortune Co-writer ("Wait For You", "Mirage")
2011 Chris Brown F.A.M.E. Co-writer ("Oh My Love," "Say It With Me")
2014 Teyana Taylor VII Co-writer ("Broken Hearted Girl", "Outta My League")
2013 Fantasia Side Effect Of You Co-writer ("So Much To Prove")
2015 Tyrese Black Rose Co-writer ("I Still Do", "Dumb Shit" feat. Snoop Dogg)
2014 The Game Year Of The Wolf Co-writer ("On One" feat. Ty Dolla $ign & King Marie, "Best Head Ever" feat. Tyga & Eric Bellinger, "Or Nah" feat. Too $hort, Problem, AV, & Eric Bellinger)
2015 The Game The Documentary 2 Co-writer ("Circles" feat. Q-Tip, Eric Bellinger & Sha Sha)
2012 Brandy 2 Eleven Co-writer ("Without You")
2014 Sage the Gemini Remember Me Co-writer ("Second Hand Smoke" feat. Eric Bellinger)
2013 Trevor Jackson #NewThang Co-writer ("New Thang")
2011 Jacob Latimore Nothing On Me Co-writer ("Nothing On Me")
2012 Jennifer Hudson, Ne-yo, Rick Ross Think Like A Man Co-writer ("Think Like A Man")
2011 Ashanti The Woman You Love Co-writer ("The Woman You Love")
2011 Big Time Rush, Mann Elevate Co-writer ("Music Sounds Better")
2010 Selena Gomez & The Scene A Year Without Rain Co-writer ("Intuition" feat. Eric Bellinger)
2013 Marcus Canty THIS... Is Marcus Canty Co-writer ("In & Out" feat. Wale)
2012 B. Smyth Leggo Co-writer ("Leggo" ft. 2 Chainz)
2013 Dev Kiss It Co-writer ("Kiss It" feat. Sage the Gemini)
2013 Sevyn Streeter Call Me Crazy, But... Co-writer ("Sex On The Ceiling", "B.A.N.S.")
2013 T.G.T. Three Kings Co-writer ("No Fun")
2013 Sean Kingston Back 2 Life Co-writer ("Hold That" feat. Yo Gotti)
2013 Don Benjamin Hit The Snooze! Co-writer ("Hit The Snooze!" feat. Eric Bellinger)
2014 DJ Mustard 10 Summers Co-writer ("4 Digits" feat. Fabolous, Eric Bellinger)
2014 Kid Ink My Own Lane Co-writer ("Rollin'")
2013 Bridget Kelly Cut To... Bridget Kelly Co-writer ("S#1T Happens")
2014 Omarion You Like It Co-writer ("You Like It")
2012 MKTO MKTO Co-writer ("Nowhere")
2014 Ma$e Nothing Co-writer ("Nothing" feat. Eric Bellinger)
2014 Jae Murphy You Playin' (This Could Be Us) Co-writer ("You Playin' (This Could Be Us)" feat. The Game, Eric Bellinger, Problem)
2014 DJ Carisma Anyway Co-writer ("Anyway" feat. Tory Lanez, Sage the Gemini, Eric Bellinger, Mishon
2014 Rayven Justice I Have A Dream Co-writer ("My Yang" feat. Eric Bellinger)
2014 Don Benjamin Jealous Co-writer ("Jealous" feat. Eric Bellinger)
2014 Angel Possession With Intent Co-writer ("On The Low" feat. Eric Bellinger & Wretch 32)
2015 Mally Mall EMPIRE Presents: Triple X-Mas Co-writer ("Freak" feat. Eric Bellinger, Chinx, Too $hort)
2014 Jinsu Built To Last Co-writer ("Out With The Old" feat. Eric Bellinger)
2014 Lyrica Anderson Freakin (Remix) Co-writer ("Freakin (Remix)" feat. Wiz Khalifa, Eric Bellinger)
2015 Atla Something Real Co-writer ("Something Real" feat. Eric Bellinger)
2015 Dean I'm Not Sorry Co-writer ("I'm Not Sorry" feat. Eric Bellinger)
2015 DaBoyDame Do Ya Co-writer ("Do Ya" feat. Ty Dolla $ign, Adrian Marcel, & Eric Bellinger)
2015 Elijah Blake Shadows & Diamonds Co-writer ("Armageddon")
2013 League of Starz What It Is Co-writer ("What It Is" feat. Freddie Gibbz, Iamsu!, Eric Bellinger)
2015 DJ Nemo Round Here Co-writer ("Round Here" feat. Joe Moses, Eric Bellinger)
2015 AD Blue 89 Co-writer ("I Go In" feat. Eric Bellinger)
2015 Kalin and Myles Kalin and Myles Co-writer ("Hands All Over You", "Curfew Overtime")
2015 Da Brat #YAK (You Already Know) Co-writer ("#YAK" feat. Sage the Gemini & Eric Bellinger)
2018 Teyana Taylor K.T.S.E. Co-writer ("3Way")

[23]

Guest appearances[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "The Rebirth" did not enter the Billboard 200, but peaked at number seven on the Heatseekers Albums chart, which acts as a 25-album extension to the Top 200 albums chart.
  2. ^ "Cuffing Season" did not enter the Billboard 200, but peaked at number six on the Heatseekers Albums chart, which acts as a 25-album extension to the Top 200 albums chart.
  3. ^ "Cuffing Season, Part 2" did not enter the Billboard 200, but peaked at number twelve on the Heatseekers Albums chart, which acts as a 25-album extension to the Top 200 albums chart.
  4. ^ "Eric B for President: Term 1" did not enter the Billboard 200, but peaked at number twelve on the Heatseekers Albums chart, which acts as a 25-album extension to the Top 200 albums chart.
  5. ^ "Eric B for President: Term 2" did not enter the Billboard 200, but peaked at number twenty-four on the Heatseekers Albums chart, which acts as a 25-album extension to the Top 200 albums chart.

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Interview: Eric Bellinger Talks The Rebirth Album, Usher & Chris Brown Influence, Positive Vibe in his Music - YouKnowIGotSoul.com". 2014-10-03. Retrieved 2017-03-03.
  3. ^ "Interview: Eric Bellinger Talks The Rebirth Album, Usher & Chris Brown Influence, Positive Vibe in his Music - YouKnowIGotSoul.com". 2014-10-03. Retrieved 2017-04-10.
  4. ^ a b "Eric Bellinger Talks 'Cuffing Season' Album, Working With Game". The Boombox. Retrieved 2017-04-10.
  5. ^ "New Mixtape: Game 'California Republic'". Vibe. 2012-04-05. Retrieved 2017-04-10.
  6. ^ "Eric Bellinger". Eric Bellinger. Retrieved 2017-04-10.
  7. ^ "Eric Bellinger". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved 2017-04-10.
  8. ^ "BMI Signs Singer/Songwriter Eric Bellinger - Singersroom.com". Singersroom.com. 2013-01-15. Retrieved 2017-04-10.
  9. ^ a b "Eric Bellinger - Born II Sing Vol. 1". iTunes. 2013-04-15. Retrieved 2015-07-17.
  10. ^ a b "Eric Bellinger - Born II Sing Vol. 2". iTunes. 2013-04-15. Retrieved 2015-07-17.
  11. ^ a b "Eric Bellinger - Born II Sing Vol. 3". iTunes. 2013-04-15. Retrieved 2015-07-17.
  12. ^ "Full Album Stream For Eric Bellinger's "ReBirth"". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved 2017-04-10.
  13. ^ a b "Eric Bellinger - The Rebirth". iTunes. 2014-05-17. Retrieved 2015-07-17.
  14. ^ a b "Eric Bellinger - Cuffing Season". iTunes. 2015-07-17. Retrieved 2015-07-17.
  15. ^ a b "Eric Bellinger - Cuffing Season , Pt. 2". iTunes. 2015-12-04. Retrieved 2015-12-04.
  16. ^ a b https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/eventually-mixtape/id1114091170
  17. ^ a b https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/choose-up-season/id1095372732
  18. ^ a b "Eric Bellinger - Eric B for President: Term 1". iTunes. 2016-09-09. Retrieved 2016-09-09.
  19. ^ a b "Eric B for President: Term 1 (Acoustic) by Eric Bellinger on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved 2017-03-03.
  20. ^ https://www.riaa.com/gold-platinum/?tab_active=default-award&se=ERIC+BELLINGER#search_section
  21. ^ "Chris Brown". GRAMMY.com. 2013-04-05. Retrieved 2017-04-10.
  22. ^ "R&B/Hip-Hop Songs". www.ascap.com. Retrieved 2017-04-10.
  23. ^ a b "Eric Bellinger". Eric Bellinger. Retrieved 2017-03-03.
  24. ^ Ade-Brown, Lathleen (2015-01-30). "Baby On Board: La'Myia Good and Eric Bellinger on Tying the Knot, and That Maternity Shoot!". Essence.com. Retrieved 2017-04-11.
  25. ^ "Eric Bellinger and Meagan Good's Sister La'Myia Good Are Married? And Expecting! - Singersroom.com". Singersroom.com. 2015-01-28. Retrieved 2017-04-11.
  26. ^ "Eric Bellinger Chart History: Billboard 200". Billboard. Retrieved April 17, 2018.
  27. ^ https://itun.es/us/UkWeib

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