Band of the Day

2015.02.20

Eric Bellinger

An R&B sensation who balances writing hits for others and focusing on his own artistry
All I wanna do is make you smile, all I wanna do is settle down with you and nobody else.
lyrics from What You Want

´┐╝Considering his roots and upbringing, it is no small wonder that Eric Bellinger has become an R&B music sensation. LA native and grandson of Jackson 5 hit songwriter Bobby Day, Bellinger has been engulfed with music his entire life. His love for music drove his decision to turn down a football scholarship at USC to pursue his real passion.

Bellinger began his musical journey recording and touring with the R&B group AKNU (A Kind Never Understood) and was soon signed to Epic Records by legendary executives Max Gousse and Tommy Motola. His natural talent for songwriting became apparent and he returned home to hone his abilities under the guidance of his childhood friend and mentor, Erika Nuri of The Writing Camp.

After signing a publishing deal with Sony ATV, Bellinger hit the ground sprinting with stellar contributions to major R&B and pop artists such as Chris Brown ("Fine China," "Love More" featuring Nicki Minaj), Usher ("Lemme See" featuring Rick Ross), Selena Gomez ("Intuition") and Justin Bieber ("Right Here" featuring Drake), just to name a few. His music continues to gain prestige through illustrious awards from ASCAP ("Lemme See"), BMI ("Lemme See"), iTunes ("Lemme See," 2012 R&B Song of the Year) and the coveted Grammies (for multiple contributions to Chris Brown's Fame album, Best R&B Album 2012).

In the midst of writing smash hits for other artists, Bellinger continues to create exciting new music for his loyal fans, through his Born II Sing mixtape series. Originally released online, these have become instant sensations, with the most recent Born II Sing Vol. 3 reaching #3 on iTunes. Bellinger masters the balance between writing hits for others and focusing on his own artistry and unique sound.

Bellinger recently signed with an independent label BCMG (Blue Collar Music Group) and continues to take the music industry by storm.