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Eric Bellinger – Blessed

Today, Grammy-winning songwriter and R&B artist Eric Bellinger and Nieman Johnson debut “Blessed,” the second song available from Optimal Music, a collaborative project releasing via YFS Music/Empire Records on April 24.

On the smooth and soulful J. Gramm produced track, Eric Bellinger joins Wale, RJ and Joe Moses to sing and rap about their affection for women and how they feel blessed that the love is reciprocated right back.

LISTEN TO “BLESSED”

“R&B savior Eric Bellinger knows rhythm and blues, and his expertise has landed him songwriting credits for some of the biggest names in the music industry” – UPROXX

“With everything that’s going on we want people to know that they are still blessed to have life and family and friends that love them. Our job is to continue to make music that inspires and provides an escape from this difficult time that everyone is experiencing. We will overcome this moment together,” says Nieman Johnson.

“Blessed” follows the new album’s sensual lead single “Say Less” that’s gained over 3 Million combined streams since its release earlier this month. Both songs are featured on Optimal Music, a joint project curated by Eric Bellinger’s longtime friend and YFS Music business partner Nieman Johnson who handpicked an organized the album’s production, songwriters, artwork and guest features that include Young Thug, Jeremih, Wale, RJ, Joe Moses and Nieman Johnson himself.

LISTEN TO “SAY LESS”

During this time while people are self-quarantined, Eric Bellinger continues to stay in touch with his fans in new ways via social media. Last weekend, he live-streamed the process of recording a new song via YouTube while he looked to viewers to give their input on selecting the beat and suggesting song lyrics. This week he went on IG Live alongside fellow songwriter and producer Chrishan to record new music and have viewers experience the process with them. He’s also currently running a contest for producers to submit their beats and win a chance for Eric to record over one of their tracks that could appear on a new album. Previous campaigns on Instagram include winning a guest verse from him and having the chance to open at one of his shows.

Also, check out Neiman Johnson and Eric Bellinger’s newly launched YouTube series where they tackle their independent journey and discuss other hot music industry topics with special guests.

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 who wrote the hit “Rockin Robin”, Bellinger has been engulfed with music his entire life. He’s racked up over 100 song placements and co-penned hits for pop and R&B stars including Usher (“Lemme See”), Justin Bieber (“Right Here”) and Chris Brown (“Fine China”), Wale (“On Chill”) and won his first Grammy Award as a songwriter on Brown’s best R&B-crowned album, F.A.M.E.

“…This Grammy-Award winning songwriter has been able to establish a reputation for himself that has him working alongside the likes of Chris Brown, Ne-Yo, Tank and Justin Bieber to name a few.” – Billboard

Bellinger’s extensive writing discography spans to R&B royalty like Jennifer Hudson, Trey Songz, Janelle Monae, Boyz II Men to pop superstars Selena Gomez and Jojo to hip-hop chart-toppers Wale, Kid Ink, The Game and Nelly. Not only a skillful songwriter, Bellinger is also an equally talented singer/rapper. He has a prolific catalog of music that has amounted to 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 brought his critically-acclaimed official full-length album The ReBirth. In 2015 the R&B hitmaker released the first installment of his signature mixtape series Cuffing Season, Cuffing Season Part 2 and In The Meantime Part 2. 2016 he debuted Choose Up Season, Eventually and Eric B for President: Term 1. 2017 was Eric B for President: Term 2, Eazy Call and Nine. Last year, his anticipated debut album follow-up The ReBirth 2, Saved By The Bellinger and Cuffing Season 3. This year, Eric has released his themed album Scenarios with Grammy-winning producer Chase-N-Cashe [Lil Wayne, Drake].

On April 24th, 2020, Eric will release Optimal Music, a collaboration with YFS Music and career-long business partner Nieman Johnson. The album curated from top to bottom by Nieman includes guests vocals from Wale, Young Thug, Jeremih, RJ, Joe Moses, and Nieman Johnson.

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Shenseea

Jamaican dancehall princess Shenseea descended into Los Angeles this weekend for BET Awards; a pit stop in between the performer’s packed out touring schedule. The Interscope signee stopped by her label’s pre-BET Award party and showed out in a pink panther inspired look that left the industry packed room wanting for more. Since releasing her debut label single “Blessed” — now with over 15 Million plays across platforms — the singer/songwriter has been busy traveling the Americas and Caribbean for live performances which culminates in New York next month at MOMA PS1’s “Warm Up” series on Saturday, July 20th. 
Praise for Shenseea and “Blessed”: 
“Amplified by pounding production that fuses the energetic vibes found in Latin trap and dancehall… [Shensea’s] name will now be on the tip of everyone’s tongues.” — Billboard
“Dancehall artist Shenseea is making a mark with her fiery rhythmic sound and for her new single, “Blessed…”  — Hypebeast
“Rising Jamaican dancehall star Shenseea turns a popular hashtag into a certified hip-swiveling banger.” — PAPER
“The bass-heavy track was produced by Rvssian, and is dripping with energy as the rising star oozes self-confidence from start to finish.” — VIBE
 
ABOUT SHENSEEA
In less than three years, Shenseea has ascended through Jamaica’s dancehall ranks to become one of the genre’s most sought-after artists. Known for her alluring style and bold delivery of patois rhymes, (called deejaying in Jamaican parlance) Shenseea has already worked with some of dancehall’s top acts. Her 2016 collaboration with dancehall luminary Vybz Kartel, “Loodi,” established Shenseea’s fame throughout Jamaica and the Caribbean. Garnering millions of views on her Youtube channel, Shenseea continued to release music that were instant hits that also worked to empower females, female sexuality while staying true to her Jamaican roots — singles like “Pon Mi,” “Trending Gyal” and “Shenyeng Gang” can be heard loud throughout the islands. Since her initial rise, Shenseea has brought her enigmatic energy and performances to sold out shows and festivals across the Caribbean and internationally. The 22-year old artist is currently at work on her debut album, a collaboration with renowned hit maker, Rvssian marking a huge move to take over the globe with her pop star appeal. 
Born Chinsea Lee in Mandeville, Jamaica, Shenseea and her family moved to Kingston, the island’s capital, and the epicenter of reggae and dancehall music, when she was three years old. Like so many great Jamaican vocalists before her, Shenseea developed her love of music while singing in church; throughout her childhood and early teens, primarily listening to American pop and hip-hop; it was during her high school years that she discovered dancehall reggae, and her affinity for performing it. She began posting her renditions of American and Jamaican artists’ songs on her social media pages and received widespread encouragement. In January 2019, Shenseea officially signed to Rvssian’s Rich Immigrants label, a joint venture with Interscope Records. 
 

Shenseea x Rich Immigrants/Interscope Records

It’s a big day for dancehall with the news of ‘Jamaican Dancehall Princess,’ and rising artist, Shenseea signing to Rich Immigrants/Interscope Records, a joint venture headed by acclaimed Jamaican producer Rvssian. The twenty-two year old celebrated the signing by releasing her debut label single titled “Blessed” which also premiered as Zane Lowe’s “World Record on Apple Music’s Beats 1” today. The summer ready track featuring Tyga comes with an equally scintillating music video — for which Shenseea is known for across the Caribbean diaspora. Watch the Arrad directed music video HERE 
 The empowering single was co-written by Shenseea and produced by an all star cast helmed by Rvssian (Bad Bunny, Vybz Kartel, Sean Paul), Theron and Stephen McGregor (Drake, Nelly Furtado, Shakira). Discussing the inspiration behind the track, Shenseea had this to say: 
 “I’ve always shared my gratitude to God and my supporters, I am blessed and grateful for them; and I think this song expresses that, not only for me but for others too.  It’s an empowering and confident song for everybody, I hope my fans will hear this and learn to love themselves for who they are and reflect more on their blessings all while enjoying the sound of good music.”  — Shenseea
 Speaking on Shenseea’s signing to Interscope, EVP Joie Manda adds “Interscope always strives to work with artists that can move culture on a global scale. Shenseea is already doing that. She represents Jamaica in a loud and truly authentic voice. We couldn’t be any more pleased to partner with her and Rvssian. Many artists go to Jamaica to learn culture, Shenseea teaches it.” 
 A seasoned live performer, Shenseea has toured across the world including a European tour with dancehall superstar Sean Paul. This summer she will add one of New York’s hottest summer parties to her tour routing when she hits the Moma PS1 Warm Up stageson July 20th alongside Smino, Boogie, Everyday Ppl and more. For ticketing information, visit HERE.