A pioneer of the independent movement in soul and R&B, Eric Roberson makes waves in an industry dominated by mainstream radio and major labels with timeless, boundary-pushing music. Born in Rahway, N.J., Roberson was raised in a musical family, with some of his earliest memories being of his father singing and playing guitar. Taking after his father, Roberson started singing early on, and went on to earn a degree in Musical Theatre from Howard University, where he frequently performed on campus. Today, the singer also takes on the role of songwriter and producer, creating songs that shed light on modern topical issues. His unparalleled success as an independent soul and R&B artist have solidified his status as an industry role model, inspiring younger artists and hopefuls to explore careers outside the mainstream.
Roberson’s hard work as an independent artist has earned him two GRAMMY nominations for “Best Urban/Alternative Performance”—one for “A Tale Of Two” (2009) and another for “Still” (2010). He has worked with other prominent soul artists, including Jill Scott, Musiq Soulchild, Vivian Greene, and Dwele. He is a seasoned performer, putting on 8-10 sold-out concerts every month.