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Eric Benét

About this Artist

R&B singer and actor Eric Benét was born on October 15, 1966, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He attended Milwaukee Trade and Technical High School. In 1990, Benét formed a group with his sister, Lisa Jordan, called Benét. After a hiatus, Benét signed a record deal with Warner Bros. Recorded in 1994 and released his first studio album, True to Myself, in 1996. In 1999, Benét released his sophomore album, A Day in the Life, with the single “Spend My Life with You,” featuring the Canadian artist Tamia. During this time, Benét also began his career in film when he guest starred on the sitcom For Your Love in 1999 and appeared in the film Glitter in 2001. Benét then signed a new record deal with Reprise Records and released his third studio album, Hurricane, in 2001. In 2005, he portrayed Reece Wilcox on the series Half & Half. In 2007, he had a recurring role on the MTV scripted show Kaya. In 2008, he released the album Love & Life. Two years later, Benét released Lost in Time, which included the single “Sometimes I Cry.” In 2011, his feature-film role in Trinity Goodheart premiered at the American Black Film Festival. Benét released his 2012 album The One and his 2016 album Eric Benét under his newly formed independent record label, Jordan House Records. He also signed the artists Goapele and Calvin Richardson to his label and helped produce their records. In 2016, Benét guest starred in the show Real Husbands of Hollywood.

Benét has received three Grammy® Award nominations in the R&B category for singles released on his albums. In 2000, he was awarded the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Song for his performance of “Spend My Life with You.” Benét was also nominated for the Black Reel Award for Best Actor in TV movie/cable for his role in Trinity Goodheart.

In 2022, Benet appeared in a starring role as Godfrey in the Lifetime movie Greed. Last, but not least, he just finished filming a six-episode show called SNAP that he created for the ALLBLACK streaming platform.