SUPER PRODUCER ERIC HUDSON ON GRAMMY NOMINATED ALBUM!

Posted: January 8, 2008 by bigced in Hip Hop News/Press Releases

21-year old Super producer Eric Hudson, has garnered his very first Grammy nod as a producer on Kanye West’s Graduation for the hit song “Flashing Lights.”  The song can also be heard on P. Diddy’s current Ciroc Vodka commercial.  Graduation  has been nominated for ALBUM OF THE YEAR, as well as for Best Rap Album. Hudson is also a producer for Ne-Yo’s “Because of You” which has been nominated for Best R&B Album . The Grammy Awards will air on February 10th, 2008 at 8pm on CBS.

At the tender age of 21 Eric Hudson has already produced songs for an impressive list of prestigious recording artists such as Omarion, Chris Brown, Marques Houston, Mario, John Legend, Kanye West, Mary J. Blige, Lloyd, UK Idol winner Leona Lewis, and Trey Songz. As a musician he played keyboards on The Game’s CD “The Documentary” and 50 Cent’s “The Massacre” CD.  He also played bass guitar on Nas’s CD “Street Disciple”. He is currently in the studio producing songs for Usher, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Cherish, Letoya Luckett and many others.

2008 promises to be a big year for Hudson with upcoming projects to include Jesse McCartney, Jennifer Hudson, Jamie Fox, Usher, Danity Kane and much more. 

For more information on Eric Hudson and his upcoming projects please visit: http://www.myspace.com/erichudson

Eric Lee Hudson

Biography

            Eric Hudson is a 20-year-old producer, songwriter and musician extraordinaire. He grew up with his father Curtis Hudson and stepmother Dr. Phyllis Bivins-Hudson in South Orange, NJ where he still currently resides. This musical prodigy began playing multiple instruments at the age of 2. Born in a family of musicians and singers, Eric has been playing professionally since he was 4 years old. His father, Curtis Hudson and his mother Lisa Stevens-Crowder wrote the smash hit “Holiday” for Madonna. His father also co-wrote the smash hit “Lose Control” for Missy Elliott, Ciara and Fatman Scoop. Eric’s musical influences are deeply rooted in the church where he has played piano, organ, drums and bass guitar for various choirs and gospel groups most of his life. With a great love for Jazz also, he became one of the founding members of a jazz band called “The Jazz Funk Project,” which performed throughout the Tri-State area during his middle school and high school years.

           As a member of the Wyclef Jean Foundation, a foundation started by recording artist Wyclef Jean, to help inner city youths develop in the areas of music and the arts, Eric had a dream come true when he performed at Carnegie Hall with the “Clef Kids”. Artists such as Wyclef Jean, Whitney Houston, Eric Clapton, and Mary J. Blige; Destiny’s Child, Third World, Macy Gray, Mark Anthony, Charlotte Church, and many others performed at the show.  Eric lead The Clef Kids in several numbers which included Duke Ellington’s “Take the A Train,” giving the audience a hint of his jazz background. The then 14-year-old multi talented musician played the acoustic piano on tunes like “I Go to the Rock” and “My Love is Your Love” for Whitney Houston and keyboards for Wyclef Jean and Mark Anthony. He also played keyboards with the group Third World on their hit,” Now That we’ve Found Love” with Stevie Wonder on harmonica.

            Eric also performed at The World Famous Apollo in April 2002 for the National Democratic Convention’s annual fundraiser with vocalist Kristin Gray.   The event was hosted by comedian/Actor Chris Tucker and actor/activist Cicely Tyson who introduced the duo to a star studded audience including the likes of former president, Bill Clinton, Diana Ross, Johnnie Cochran, Russell Simmons, former New York City mayor, David Dinkins, “The Backstreet Boys” and a host of others.  After his performance, Bill Clinton introduced him to the King of Pop; Michael Jackson, who also performed that night.  Eric also shared the stage that evening with legendary great, Tony Bennett, Don Cornelius, Be Be Winans, The Boys Choir of Harlem, Reuben Blade and others.

            Eric is an accomplished pianist, bass guitarist, drummer, and organist and has written hundreds of songs and tracks. Other accomplishments include:  four time winner of Amateur Night at the world famous Apollo Theater, state gold medalist in the Act-So competition, sponsored by the NAACP in 2002, and national gold medalist in the Act-So competition in 2004.

            Eric has produced songs for an impressive list of prestigious recording artists such as Omarion, 50 Cent, Marques Houston, Mario, John Legend, Kanye West, Mary J. Blige, Lloyd and Trey Songz. As a musician he played keyboards on The Game’s CD “The Documentary and 50 Cent’s “The Massacre” CD.  He also played bass guitar on Nas’s CD “Street Disciple. He is currently been in the studio producing songs for Usher, Whitney Houston, Chris Brown, Maria Carey, Jennifer Hudson (no relation), Raven Symone and many other. Singles that have been featured nationally on heavy rotation include John Legend’s “P.D.A.” (We Just Don’t Care), Omarion’s Entourage, and Ne-Yo’s latest single “Can We Chill.” Hudson also produced Kanye West’s next single “Flashing Lights.” His dream is to share his music with the world, taking music to new heights, yet bringing back the soulful creativity that made American music what it is today.  Hudson’s influences; other than his father, include the legendary Quincy Jones. From the looks of Hudson’s career thus far, he has clearly made his mark in the music world and is headed in the same direction as both his mentors.


 

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