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

Yolanda Sangweni
Jun, 04, 2012

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."

Listen in and let us know what you think:

  • "Harriet Jones" by Eric Benet

  • "News for You" by Eric Benet

  • "Real Love" by Eric Benet

  • "Runnin'" by Eric Benet

  • "Red Bone Girl" by Eric Benet ft. Lil Wayne

  • "Waitin'" by Eric Benet

  • "Hope That It's You" by Eric Benet ft. Shaggy

  • "Gonna Be My Girl" by Eric Benet

  • "Come Together" by Eric Benet

  • "Muzik" by Eric Benet ft. India Benet

  • "Lay It Down" by Eric Benet

  • "Here in My Arms (Lucia's Lullaby)" by Eric Benet



Click here to pre-order The One.