Grammy-winning songwriter and R&B artist Eric Bellinger debuts his aspirational feel-good lead single “Godly” from his forthcoming album Eric B For President: Term 3 releasing via YFS Music/EMPIRE on October 30. On the catchy synth track, Bellinger turns it up with his smooth vocals and sharp choreography featuring Krump creator Ceasare “Tight Eyez” Willis. The music video premiered last night at drive-in theater Outside Cinemas in Los Angeles, shows Bellinger in his element on private jets and luxury cars all while getting down to business and getting the job done.
“10 seconds into the “GODLY” beat I knew it was special,” explains Bellinger. “The loop on the synth melody was so strong I knew it would instantly grab anyone’s attention that heard it. Then when the bass dropped it was over lol With the Album Title Eric B For President I knew my first offering had to be something that set the tone in every area. From the music, to the concept, to the approach, to the stylization of the video, the aesthetics… All that! I’m campaigning here lol Gotta let the people know I’m the man for the job. Real bossy, extra cocky & tastefully braggadocios! Plus it’s mad catchy. And that’s the magic word! We even incorporated some choreography to really level up and take things up a notch. Big S/O to the Supafriendz for blessing me with this one!”
The new album follows Optimal Music, an album collaboration with longtime business partner Nieman Johnson. The project debuted in April and features Young Thug, Jeremih, Joe Moses, and more. This year, Bellinger also shared another album Scenarios—a collaboration with Grammy-winning producer Cashe N. Cashe—and the thoughtful single “Enough,” written about police brutality and released during the BLM protests.
About Eric Bellinger: Born and raised in Compton, CA, Eric Bellinger is a Grammy Award winning songwriter and critically-acclaimed R&B star with sinfully smooth vocals and an affinity for soulful melodies. The grandson of Jackson 5 songwriter Bobby Day (“Rockin Robin”), Eric has been engulfed in music his entire life. He’s racked up over 100 songwriting placements co-penning hits for pop and R&B stars Usher (“Lemme See”), Justin Bieber (“Right Here”) and Chris Brown (“Fine China”), Wale (“On Chill”) winning his first Grammy Award as a songwriter on Chris Brown’s best R&B-crowned album, F.A.M.E.
Bellinger’s astonishing songwriting discography spans from R&B royalty Jennifer Hudson, Trey Songz, Janelle Monae, Boyz II Men to pop superstars Selena Gomez and Jojo to hip-hop superstars Nicki Minaj, Kid Ink, The Game, Wale and Nelly. A skillful songwriter and equally talented singer and rapper, his prolific catalog includes 5 EPs, 10 albums, 2 collaboration projects, a mixtape and a holiday album. His music amounts for over 1 Billion combined streams.
Starting in 2013, he made his solo artist debut with In The Meantime and Born To Sing volumes 1-3. 2014 his critically-acclaimed official full-length album The ReBirth included the Top 40 hit “I Don’t Want Her” featuring Problem. In 2015 he released the first installment of his fan-favorite mixtape series Cuffing Season and Cuffing Season Part 2 along with In The Meantime Part 2. 2016 he debuted Choose Up Season, Eventually and Eric B for President: Term 1. 2017 he dropped Eric B for President: Term 2, Eazy Call and Nine. 2019 brought debut album follow-up The ReBirth 2, Saved By The Bellinger and Cuffing Season 3. In 2020, he released a collaboration with Grammy-winning producer Chase-N-Cashe titled Scenarios along with a collaboration Optimal Music with YFS Music’s Nieman Johnson. On October 30, he’ll release Eric B for President: Term 3.