SOURCE: Reprise Records

Reprise Records

November 01, 2010 15:12 ET

Grammy-Nominated R&B Star Eric Benet Hits No. 1 With "Sometimes I Cry"

New Album, Titled "Lost In Time," Due Out on Reprise Records November 30, 2010; Nationwide Tour With Fantasia Starts November 5th

BURBANK, CA--(Marketwire - November 1, 2010) -  R&B soul singer, songwriter, and producer Eric Benét has scored a No. 1 hit with his new song "Sometimes I Cry." The lush, deeply emotional track has topped the Urban AC Chart and is also the #1 greatest gainer in the format. "Sometimes I Cry" is the first single off Benet's fifth studio album, Lost In Time, due out on Reprise Records November 30th. Featuring duets with Faith Evans, Chrisette Michele, Ledisi, and the O'Jays' Eddie Levert, Lost In Time is at once a sumptuous homage to and an expansion of the sweet soul of the 1970s. 

"People just need to have some feel good R&B in their lives," says the three-time Grammy Award nominee. "I want people to remember what music can feel like, and that desire took me all the way back to that time. My development as an artist is a direct result of being immersed in that era." To keep his connection to the music that shaped him, Benét returned to his hometown of Milwaukee, WI and recorded with local musicians, including the Milwaukee Symphony's string section. "When it comes to something that resonates in your soul, you have to have something constructed with live musicians," Benét says.

To support Lost In Time, Benét will embark on a nationwide tour with Grammy-nominated J Records recording artist Fantasia. The two-month long run begins in Norfolk, VA on November 5th and runs through January 1 in St. Louis, MO. On November 10th Eric will also make a stop in Atlanta, GA, to perform on the Soul Train Awards.

Eric's next single, the ultra-romantic "Never Live Without You," premieres today on

Lost In Time is the follow-up to 2008's Love & Life, which debuted at No. 11 on the Billboard Top 200 album chart, spawned the multi-week Urban AC radio No. 1 "You're The Only One," and earned Benét two Grammy nominations, including one for Best R&B album.

Eric Benét tour dates are as follows:

11/05 - Chrysler Hall - Norfolk, VA
11/06 - Tower Theatre - Philadelphia, PA
11/07 - Meyerhoff Hall - Baltimore, MD
11/11 - Fox Theatre - Atlanta, GA
11/12 - Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center - Tampa, FL
11/13 - Moran Theatre - Jacksonville, FL
11/14 - JL Knight Theatre - Miami, FL
11/17 - Ovens Auditorium - Charlotte, NC
11/18 - War Memorial Auditorium - Greensboro, NC
11/19 - Township Auditorium - Columbia, SC
11/20 - BJCC Concert Hall - Birmingham, AL
11/24 - Nokia Theatre - Los Angeles, CA
11/27 - Warfield Theatre - San Francisco, CA
12/01 - DeSoto Civic Center - Memphis, TN
12/02 - Verizon Theater - Dallas, TX
12/03 - Civic Center Theatre - Mobile, AL
12/04 - UNO Civic Center - New Orleans, LA
12/05 - Reliant Arena - Houston, TX
12/27 - Beacon Theatre - New York, NY
12/28 - DAR Constitution Hall - Washington, DC
12/29 - State Theatre - Cleveland, OH
12/30 - Auditorium Theatre - Chicago, IL
12/31 - Fox Theatre - Detroit, MI
01/01 - Fox Theatre - St. Louis, MO


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