Grammy-winning R&B artist Eric Bellinger and Nieman Johnson release their new song “Blessed,” the second track from the collaborative project “Optimal Music.” Set to release via YFS Music/Empire Records on April 24, the project features a smooth and soulful production by J. Gramm. Eric Bellinger joins forces with Wale, RJ, and Joe Moses to express their love for women through their singing and rap verses.
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“With everything that’s going on we want people to know that they are still blessed to have life and family and friends that love them…”-Nieman Johnson
“Blessed” is the latest addition to the new album, following the successful lead single “Say Less” with over 3 million streams. Both tracks are part of Optimal Music, a joint project curated by Eric Bellinger’s business partner, Nieman Johnson. Nieman has handpicked and organized the album’s production, songwriters, artwork, and guest features, which include Young Thug, Jeremih, Wale, RJ, Joe Moses, and Nieman Johnson himself.
During this period of self-quarantine, Eric Bellinger has found new ways to connect with his fans through social media. He recently live-streamed the process of recording a new song on YouTube, actively involving viewers in selecting beats and suggesting lyrics. Additionally, he collaborated with fellow songwriter and producer Chrishan during an Instagram Live session to create new music. Eric is also running a contest for producers to submit their beats, offering the opportunity to have him record over one of their tracks. His Instagram campaigns have previously given fans the chance to win a guest verse or open for his shows.
Don’t miss out on Neiman Johnson and Eric Bellinger’s YouTube series, where they delve into their independent journey and discuss hot topics in the music industry with special guests.
YOUTUBE SERIES – EPISODE 1
Nieman and Eric discuss making Optimal Music
YOUTUBE SERIES – EPISODE 2
Nieman and Atlantic Records VP Dallas Martin talk music, marketing and indies vs. majors
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