(New York, NY - December 2, 2009) -- Blue Erro Soul is proud to announce that it's premiere recording artist, singer-songwriter-producer ERIC ROBERSON has been nominated for a 2010 GRAMMY Award for Best Urban/Alternative Performance for the song "A Tale Of Two" (featuring Ben O'Neill and Michelle Thompson) from his hit album, MUSIC FAN FIRST (Blue Erro Soul.) This marks the award-winning independent artist's first GRAMMY nomination.
ERIC ROBERSON, also known to fans as ERRO, is widely recognized as the prominent leader in the independent soul music movement, having released seven highly-successful albums through his New Jersey-based, independently owned, operated and distributed record label, Blue Erro Soul. Roberson's seventh and most recent full-length project, MUSIC FAN FIRST, was released in August 2009 to rave reviews and eager anticipation from legions of fans earned throughout his fifteen-year career. The CD's debut single "Borrow You" has garnered a good deal of attention at radio, entering the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart at #91, while the album MUSIC FAN FIRST entered at #84 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart; unprecedented fetes for a completely independent recording artist. MUSIC FAN FIRST also successfully reached the Top 4 most downloaded R&B albums chart on iTunes and remains one of the most downloaded R&B albums at the digital online retailer.
Roberson initiated his trip on the independent road less traveled in 2001 with the release of Esoteric Movement, which spread among underground music fans like wildfire. Soon he released the highly successful follow-up CD, The Vault, Vol. 1, which was discontinued and replaced by The Vault, Vol. 1.5, after some of Roberson's writing gems were recorded and released by other artists. The CD, which contained hit singles including "Couldn't Hear Me Over The Music," "Change For Me," "Rock Wit' You," and "I Have A Song," became an indie soul cult-classic. Four more eagerly anticipated CDs followed, gaining momentum and sales with each release. In 2007, the CD ...Left was celebrated with a BET Award nomination. Throughout his career, the New Jersey native has been a go-getting, signing his first record deal while a college student at Howard University. Roberson's Warner Bros. Records debut single, "The Moon," elicited a strong following among U.S. radio listeners, reaching Billboard's Top 35 R&B Songs. After earning his degree in Musical Theatre, Roberson began his successful songwriting career, creating hits for fellow artists including Vivian Green ("Emotional Rollercoaster"), Musiq ("Mary Go Round" and "Previous Cats"), Jill Scott (a duet "One Time"), and Dwele ("Hold On"), among many others. He has also collaborated with DJ Jazzy Jeff ("Rock Wit' You"), Larry Gold ("Just A Dream"), Will Smith, Darius Rucker, Will Downing, Charlie Wilson, 112, Carl Thomas, and others.
The consummate international road warrior, Roberson recently returned from a successful tour of the United Kingdom and included a return trip to Paris, France. Back in the United States, Roberson will continue tour dates in cities including, New York City, Washington, DC, Seattle, WA, Oakland, CA, and Akron, OH, with more dates to be announced.