Eric Bellinger Biography
Last updated: 04/19/2013 05:02:54 PM
Los Angeles born and bred singer-songwriter Eric Bellinger’s destiny preceded him. Grandson of Jackson 5 hit making songwriter Bobby Day (Rockin’ Robin, Little Bitty Pretty One), Bellinger has been singing since he could speak.
Captain of his high school football team, the day came for Eric to choose between a scholarship to pursue a football career at the prestigious University of Southern California or follow his passion in music. Not long after making the difficult decision to turn down USC, Bellinger joined the R&B group AKNU (A Kind Never Understood) and was soon signed to Epic Records by two of the music industries most successful executives, Max Gousse and Tommy Mottola.
After experiencing success recording and touring with AKNU, Eric returned home to work on new music and discovered another passion, songwriting. The exceptionally gifted singer and rapper mastered his natural ability to instantly hear melody and rhythm under the guidance of childhood friend and mentor Erika Nuri of The Writing Camp. To date, his songs have been recorded by UK rapper Chipmunk, which also features Eric as a recording artist, Nickelodeon teen phenoms Big Time Rush, Universal Republic breakout star John Brown, Disney’s Selena Gomez and up and coming powerhouse Cymphonique.
A successful singer, songwriter, vocal producer and engineer Eric Bellinger is an all star talent who continues to deliver thought provoking lyrics with beautiful melodies over lush harmonies.