One of the prominent singer and songwriter, who is best known as R&B and neo-soul singer. He rose to fame with the song “Spend My Life With You”. The song 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 and B/Soul Album, Male”. Besides singing, he is active in acting too. He made his television debut in 1998 with For Your Love which aired until 2002. He made his movie debut in 2001 with Glitter.
|Date of Birth||October 15, 1966|
|Birth Place||United States|
|Height||5 Feet 11 Inch|
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. In 2013 Eric Benét’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.’
Affairs And Relationships
Married To: Manuela Testolini
Eric Benet is happily married to Manuela Testolini The duo tied the knot on July 31, 2011, at The Resort at Pelican Hill. The duo is a proud parent of two children. Previously, Benet was married to actress Halle Berry in January 2001 and divorced in January 2005 though they separated in October 2003.
In April 2016, he announced a new single “Sunshine” set to premiere on May 13, ahead of his eighth studio album that was due in the fall. On October 7, 2016, Benét released his eponymous seventh studio album and first major album release since 2012’s “The One”, the album featured guest appearances from Tamia, Arturo Sandoval, and MC Lyte. On June 5, 2012, Eric Benét then released his latest album The One. 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.