Awhile after, Eric Benet was signed to Warner Brothers Records. And in 1996, Eric Benet released the album “True to Myself”. He worked on the album with his longtime friend Demonte Posey and his cousin George Nash, Jr. who was also in the then defunct group Benet. The album although adored by critics, never obtained high sales. Some fan favors on the album include, “Femininity,” “Let’s Stay Together,” “Spiritual Thang,” and “While you Were Here,” a song dedicated to his late girlfriend and mother of Eric’s daughter India who was tragically killed when India was a little over a year old. In 1999, Eric Benet released his second album, “A Day in the Life.” The album became popular with such singles as, number one R&B song “Spend My Life with You,” a duet with the talented songstress Tamia and "Georgy Porgy” a duet with R&B singer Faith Evans. Both songs enjoyed a fair amount of radio air play. And “Spend My Life with You” was certified gold at the time. In 2005 after being away from the music business for six years, Eric Benet released “Hurricane”. Eric Benet’s “Hurricane” is an album that expresses profound emotions that Eric Benet has experienced over the years. With popular singles like “Hurricane,” “I Wanna Be Loved,” and “Pretty Baby” the album is musically spectacular with a diverse edge and sound that can only be categorized as Eric Benet’s style.
Throughout his career, Eric Benet has worked with many artists such as Roy Ayers, Me’Shell Ndegeocello, and Marion Meadows, to name a few. Eric Benet has won a NAACP Award for Outstanding Song for “Spend My Life with You,” a song for which was also nominated for a Grammy Award. Eric Benet has appeared on several different soundtracks over the years. He has also written and produced songs for Earth, Wind, and Fire. Eric Benet has even taken a stab at acting, appearing in a recurring role on the now defunct WB channel series “For Your Love” which also starred Holly Robinson Peete and James Lesure (NBC’s Las Vegas).