Eric Roberson

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Eric Roberson
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Roberson performing in 2007
Background information
Birth nameEric Roberson
Born (1976-09-26) September 26, 1976 (age 43)
Rahway, New Jersey, United States
GenresR&B, neo soul
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter, Record producer
InstrumentsVocals, Fender Rhodes, Drum Machine
Years active1994–present
LabelsWarner Bros., Blue Erro Soul, Purpose, E1 Music, Liaison
Associated actsVivian Green, DJ Spinna, Phonte, Musiq Soulchild, Jill Scott, DJ Jazzy Jeff

Eric Roberson (born September 26, 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.[1]

He subsequently returned to Howard University to complete his studies in Musical Theatre.[1][2] 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.[2][3]

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 continued songwriting work as well as releasing his own material through his Blue Erro Soul imprint.[2] He also appeared on DJ Spinna's Intergalactic Soul LP in 2006.

Roberson was nominated for two Grammys in the Best Urban/Alternative Performance category.[1] He was nominated for two songs from his 2009 album Music Fan First- "A Tale of Two" in 2010 and "Still" in the same category a year later.[1]

Roberson's "I Have A Song" was chosen to be the fundraising single, produced by Jak Beula and released in February 2016, to enable the permanent installation of the first dedicated Commonwealth war memorial in the UK to African and Caribbean service men and women of both World Wars.[4]

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions, sales figures and certifications
Year Album details Peak chart positions

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
2011 Mister Nice Guy 98 14
2013 United Tenors
(with Fred Hammond, Dave Hollister, Brian Courtney Wilson)
2014 B-Sides, Features & Heartaches
  • Released: February 4, 2014
  • Label: Blue Erro Soul/Liaison (US), Dome Records (UK)
2014 The Box
  • Released: August 12, 2014
  • Label: Blue Erro Soul/Liaison (US), Dome Records (UK)
104 19
2016 Tigallerro (with Phonte)
  • Released: July 22, 2016
  • Label: Blue Erro Soul/Foreign Exchange Music
2017 Earth - EP
  • Released: April 21, 2017
  • Label: Blue Erro Soul
2017 Wind - EP
  • Released: July 21, 2017
  • Label: Blue Erro Soul
2017 Fire - EP
  • Released: October 20, 2017
  • Label: Blue Erro Soul

Live albums[edit]

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

Selected discography[edit]


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

Awards and nominations[edit]

Grammy Awards
Year Nominee / work Award Result
2010 "A Tale of Two" (feat. Ben O'Neill and Michelle Thompson) Best Urban/Alternative Performance Nominated
2011 "Still" Best Urban/Alternative Performance Nominated

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d Jeffries, David. "Eric Roberson | Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-03-29.
  2. ^ a b c Rizik, Chris. "Eric Roberson - Artist Biography". Soul Tracks. Retrieved 2015-03-29.
  3. ^ R.D. Fox, Lauren. "PASS OR PLAY? ERIC ROBERSON RELEASES NEW SINGLE, "MARK ON ME"". Madame Noire. Retrieved 2015-03-29.
  4. ^ "I Have A Song", African & Caribbean Memorial.
  5. ^ a b "Eric Roberson – Chart History: Billboard 200". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved October 28, 2013.
  6. ^ a b "Eric Roberson – Chart History: R&B/Hip-Hop Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved October 28, 2013.
  7. ^ "The Heartbeat — Lil' John Roberts" at iTunes.

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