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Eric Benét: Soul singer on new daughter, new self-owned label, new movie role



By Charles Hallman

Staff Writer


It’s been almost a year since Eric Benét’s mid-life maturation took place: He got remarried last July and starred a month later in his first leading film role. Then last fall he was nominated for a Grammy and a Soul Train award, followed by the birth of a baby girl with his newlywed, Manuela Testolini (who was once married to Prince) around Christmastime. “I feel I am at the strongest of my game I’d ever been, both vocally and creatively,” says Benét in a recent phone interview with the MSR. “I’m in my 40s now, and one thing about getting older, and I think that is one of the things about wisdom in general, [is that] I just appreciate everything more now than when I was in my 20s.”

Benét will soon release his first album on his own label, Jordan House Records. The One is expected to be released June 5. “Real Love,” the album’s first single, has been climbing the Urban AC charts since its release earlier this year. Continue Reading →

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