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Eric Roberson

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Eric Roberson entered the music industry through a major label before he became one of the foremost independent R&B artists of the 2000s and 2010s. In 1994, as a teenager, the Rahway, New Jersey native debuted on Warner Bros. with "The Moon." Although the smooth, post-new jack ballad was a minor hit -- it reached number 53 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart that summer -- its parent album was shelved. Roberson returned to Howard University on a musical theater scholarship and earned his degree. During the latter half of the '90s, armed with an EMI publishing contract, he wrote and arranged tracks for Phajja, 112, and Gina Thompson. The following decade, Roberson went fully independent with his Blue Erro Soul label, launched with his full-length debut, Esoteric (2001). The same year that album was issued, Roberson, as Erro, also made waves in clubs with "Don't Change" (aka "Change for Me"), a single originally released on Osunlade's Yoruba label. As his solo career was moving forward again, he was also working with Philadelphians Musiq Soulchild, Jill Scott, DJ Jazzy Jeff, and Vivian Green, as well as with Detroiter Dwele, for whom he co-wrote and co-produced "Hold On," another single that happened to peak at number 53 R&B. Roberson released solo albums every couple years, adding to his catalog with The Appetizer (2005), ...Left (2007), and Music Fan First (2009). The latter included "A Tale of Two" and "Still," songs that were nominated for Grammy Awards in the category of Best Urban/Alternative R&B. The Recording Academy's acknowledgments, along with new support from a partnership with Purpose Music and distributor eOne, helped send Mr. Nice Guy (2011) to number 14 on Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. Roberson subsequently took part in contemporary gospel leader Fred Hammond's United Tenors project and fronted Zo!'s "We Are on the Move" (both 2013), then reverted to Blue Erro releases with B-Sides, Features & Heartaches and The Box (both 2014). He then linked up with occasional collaborator Phonte for Tigallerro (2016), and in early 2017 issued Earth, the first installment of a planned trilogy of empowerment-themed EPs. ~ Andy Kellman & David Jeffries
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Top Tracks

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  2.   Picture Perfect feat. Phonte
  3.   Pen Just Cries Away
  4.   Something by Phonte
  5.   Only for You
  6.   If Only
  7.   At the Same Time
  8.   Picture Perfect by Phonte Coleman
  9.   The Moon
  10.   Hesitation
  11.   Funny Feelings
  12.   The Baby Song
  13.   Just A Dream
  14.   Softest Lips
  15.   The Box
  16.   How Could She Do It?
  17.   Couldn't Hear Her by Curt Chambers
  18.   Warm
  19.   Come With Me
  20.   Past Paradise
  21.   Million Dollars
  22.   3:45 by Phonte
  23.   Waiting 4 Ya featuring Carmen Rodgers
  24.   Never the Same Smile by Phonte
  25.   Hold Tight by Phonte
  26.   Thru the Night by Phonte
  27.   The Cycle
  28.   Don't Hide Your Wings
  29.   Mark On Me
  30.   Wanna Believe It Again by Wayna
  31.   Still
  32.   She
  33.   Pave a New Road
  34.   Further by T3
  35.   Dealing by Lalah Hathaway
  36.   Celebrate by Sy Smith
  37.   Break It Down
  38.   Borrow You
  39.   Bad for Me
  40.   Momma Told Me
  41.   What I Gotta Do?
  42.   Be with You
  43.   Right or Wrong
  44.   Open Your Eyes
  45.   Pretty Girl
  46.   Music
  47.   She Ought to Know
  48.   Couldn't Hear Me
  49.   For Da Love of Da Game
  50.   We Can't Pretend
  51.   N2U
  52.   Keep On
  53.   She Went Away
  54.   Talking Reckless
  55.   Summertime Anthem by Chubb Rock
  56.   I'm Not Trying To Keep Score No More
  57.   Carzy
  58.   Been in Love
  59.   Please Don't Leave Me
  60.   Leave the Door Open
  61.   Love Is All That Matters
  62.   Show That
  63.   Everything
  64.   More Than Stars
  65.   Dream My Dreams Dream About
  66.   Lie to Me by Phonte
  67.   Grow This Love by Phonte
  68.   It's So Easy by Phonte
  69.   Haunted
  70.   Pill
  71.   Lust for Love
  72.   Anymore
  73.   Rock with You by Raheem DeVaughn
  74.   Head to Toe
  75.   All For Me
  76.   Male Ego
  77.   Love's Withdrawal
  78.   Shake Her Hand
  79.   Fall
  80.   Weekend Getaway
  81.   The Power That Kisses Hold
  82.   Howard Girls featuring Aaron Abernathy
  83.   When Love Calls
  84.   4u
  85.   Runaway
  86.   Rain on My Parade (Bonus Track)
  87.   New Born Child
  88.   Iluvu2much by Algebra Blessett
  89.   Lil' Money
  90.   Def Ears
  91.   Obstacles
  92.   Find the Way
  93.   Rock with You
  94.   Change for Me
  95.   I Have a Song
  96.   How Would I Feel
  97.   What Is Love Made of
  98.   Lyrics of Pleasure
  99.   Evening
  100.   Looking For
  101.   The Hospital Song
  102.   Too Soon
  103.   Do the Same For Me
  104.   Tamir
  105.   Fortune Teller by K. "DJ Kemit" Hyman
  106.   Fantasy
  107.   Sky As Green
  108.   God in You
  109.   Dreams Don't Have Deadlines
  110.   The Smoke Signals- Man Who Had It All
  111.   The Newness
  112.   Clair
  113.   Miles Away
  114.   Painkiller
  115.   The Magician
  116.   Strangers
  117.   First Loved Jesus
  118.   Try Love
  119.   If I Had a Chance
  120.   Slave Owners
  121.   Love Her
  122.   Punch Drunk Love
  123.   Just Imagine
  124.   Genesis
  125.   Heart Said
  126.   ILuvU2Much by Algebra
  127.   Woman
  128.   A Tale of Two featuring Benjamin O'Neill
  129.   Superman
  130.   Maybe
  131.   Morning After
  132.   The Hunger by W. Ellington Felton
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