- Name: Eric Benet
- Age: 50 years old
- Height: 5ft 11in (181 cm)
- Occupation: Singer
- Net Worth: US $5 Million
- Status: Alive
Eric Benet is an American R&B singer, songwriter and actor. He’s known for albums like True to Myself (1996), A Day in the Life (1999) and Love & Life (2008). His filmography include the series ‘For Your Love’, ‘The Real Husbands of Hollywood’, and the film Glitter (2001). Benet was born Eric Benet Jordan on October 15, 1966 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. His father died of cancer. He has four older siblings including a sister named Lisa.
Benet drew early inspiration from musicians like Al Green and Stevie Wonder. He started his musical journey as a member of the group ‘Gerard’ in the late 1980s. He later formed the band ‘Benet’ alongside his sister Lisa and cousin George Nash Jr. Their first album was released in 1992. It sold upwards of 100,000 copies. Benet signed with Warner Bros. Records in 1994 as a solo artist. His debut studio album, True to Myself, was released in September 1996. Songs from the project include “Spiritual Thang” and “Let’s Stay Together”. Benet’s second album, A Day in the Life, was released in April 1999. It peaked at #25 on the Billboard 200 and #6 on the Top R&B/Hip Hip Albums chart. The album was certified Platinum by the RIAA. It was led by the singles “Spend My Life with You” featuring Tamia, and “Georgy Porgy” with Faith Evans. The song “Spend My Life with You” earned him a Grammy Award nomination for best R&B performance by a duo.
Benet’s other albums include Hurricane (2005), Love & Life (2008), Lost in Time (2010) and The One (2012). His self-titled 7th album, Eric Benet, was released in October 2016 by his own label Jordan House Records. He’s picked up a total of 4 Grammy Award nominations throughout his musical career. Benet has collaborated with artists like Yvonne Catterfeld, Chrisette Michelle and Ledisi. He was featured on Earth, Wind, and Fire’s 30th anniversary CD.
In addition to music, Benet is an Actor. He had a recurring role on the sitcom, For Your Love (1998-2002). The show ran for 5 seasons until its cancellation in 2002. His television credits also include Kaya, Half & Half, and The Real Husbands of Hollywood. Benet made his feature film debut in the romantic musical drama, Glitter (2001). He was cast as “Rafael” opposite Mariah Carey and Terrence Howard. Benet starred as “Jeremy” in the television drama, Trinity Goodheart (2011). The film premiered at the American Black Film Festival in July 2011.
Eric Benet is 5ft 11in tall and he’s of African-American ancestry. His net worth is around $5 million. He’s involved in the charitable organizations ‘Mission Save Her’ and ‘In a Perfect World’. Benet was married to actress ‘Halle Berry’ from January 2001 until their divorce in January 2005. He married Prince‘s ex-wife ‘Manuela Testolini’ in July 2011. They have two daughters, Lucia Bella and Amoura Luna. Benet has a third daughter named India from a previous relationship.
Eric Benet Age, Birthday, Salary, Wiki
- Birth Name: Eric Benet Jordan
- Birthday: October 15, 1966
- How Old : Age: 50 years old
- Place of Birth: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
- Zodiac Sign: Libra
- How Tall : Height: 5ft 11in (181 cm)
- Occupation: Singer, Songwriter, Actor
- Years Active: 1994-present
- Net Worth & Salary: US $5 Million
- Marriage(s): Halle Berry, Manuela Testolini
- Death-O-Meter: Alive
- Official Site: ericbenet.net