Exclusive First Listen: Hear Eric Benet's New Album, 'The One'

The R&B crooner will release his seventh studio album on June 5. Check it now exclusively on ESSENCE.com!

On his new album, The One, Eric Benet shows he's still committed to the classic R&B and soul music we've come to celebrate him for. Out tomorrow, The One — Benet's seventh album — is filled with firsts: he's releasing it independently on his Jordan House record label, and it's his first since becoming a dad to four-month-old daughter Lucia Bella. Lucky for Benet the album has already produced two hits for him - "Real Love" and "Harriett Jones" have been steady climbers on the R&B charts.

A master collaborator (remember "Spend My Life" with Tamia?), Benet has teamed up with the likes of Lil Wayne, Shaggy and 21-year-old daughter India Benet for The One. And the best part, he's written a sweet lullaby for baby girl Lucia called "Here in My Arms."

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