Inspiring, humble, eclectic, and daring…a leader, an entrepreneur, an innovator, and an outstanding story teller…These are just a few of the words that describe Blue Erro Soul’s acclaimed singer, songwriter, and producer, Eric Roberson. For the past fifteen years, Roberson, also known as “Erro” by adoring family, friends, and fans, has remained a prevalent force in today’s music. Elements ranging from Soul, Rhythm & Blues, House, Hip-Hop and more can be detected throughout Roberson’s original and contemporary sound- not allowing him to be confined or limited to any one of these genres. His music is personal, poetic, positive and progressive. It is classic music presented in an untraditional fashion. Eric Roberson has truly established himself as a leader in Independent music, refusing to fit into any mold, but creating a path of success of his own to follow.
With a multifaceted body of work heard more often than many realize, “Erro” has earned the great respect and admiration of his peers and fans. Recognized for his undeniable talents, he became the first independent artist to be nominated for a BET Award in 2007 and was the recipient of the Underground Artist of the Year BETJ Virtual Award with Rahsaan Patterson in 2008. Roberson has worked along the side of, as well as written for, many established producers and artists; some of whom include DJ Jazzy Jeff, Osulande, Jill Scott, Musiq, Carl Thomas, Vivian Green, and Will Smith.
Roberson’s latest project, Music Fan First, is a celebration of the ultimate partnership between music and its fans. His seventh album contains over an hour and 15 minutes of nonstop music presented in 17 new songs. The CD artwork is a 28-page tribute to music and its faithful followers, including over 700 pictures of music fans from all over the world, who submitted photos. With features by musical friends such as Lalah Hathaway, T3 of Slum Village, Wayna and several others, the award-winning singer/songwriter/producer held nothing back in creating the musical portrait he had in his head.
Released in late summer 2009, Music Fan First debuted at #5 on the ITunes R&B/Soul Charts, entered the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart at #91 for the song “Borrow You”, and at #84 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart for the album. And most deservingly, the song “A Tale of Two” off of Music Fan First has been nominated for a 2010 Grammy Award for Best Urban/Alternative Performance, an amazing accomplishment for an Independent artist.