For more than a decade, Eric Bellinger has been a major force on the hip-hop, pop and R&B scene as a writer, producer and singer, and he’s got a Grammy to prove it. He’s released multiple albums and mixtapes and is nominated this year for his first Grammy as an artist, for his 2021 album, New Light. Now, he’s popping up on some of your favorite talk shows, getting ready to hit the road on tour with Sammie and serving as the voice of a new movement song, “Speak Up.”

Bellinger joined Blavity Live for a discussion about his current projects and even a little dishing about his love life and the backstory of his flourishing career.