Eric Bellinger and Nieman J recruit Wale and Jeremih for their celebratory new song “Couch Standing.” Producer Cássio provides a mesmerizing beat as each artist delivers a rapid-fire flow. The track is featured on Eric and Nieman’s joint project Optimal Music available via YFS Music/Empire this Friday, April 24. Enjoy this audio stream below after the jump and please share this with friends.
Along with the new song, Eric and Nieman are launching the #CouchStandingChallenge on TikTok where they’re encouraging people to share videos of themselves letting off energy while quarantined by jumping on their couches to the new tune. The challenge comes after Eric Bellinger’s popular #ClimaxChallenge with Usher that has 1.8M views on TikTok and received media coverage from NY Post, Variety and Pitchfork.
“Couch Standing” is the fourth single to release from Optimal Music following the sensual lead single “Say Less,” the smooth and soulful “Blessed” and last week’s high energy banger “Cheat Code Mode” featuring Young Thug and Joe Moses.
Meanwhile, Eric and Nieman have been keeping fans entertained during the quarantine with their ongoing live acapella singing competition dubbed Malibu Nights via Instagram Live. Each contest consists of 8 singers who perform live for 3 rounds and viewers comment live and vote for their favorites until a winner is ultimately crowned.
Born and raised in Compton, CA, Eric Bellinger is a Grammy Award-winning songwriter and critically-acclaimed R&B star with sinfully smooth vocals and an affinity for soulful melodies. The grandson of Jackson 5 songwriter Bobby Day (“Rockin Robin”), Eric has been engulfed in music his entire life. He’s racked up an astonishing 100 song placements and co-penned hits for pop and R&B stars Usher (“Lemme See”), Justin Bieber (“Right Here”) and Chris Brown (“Fine China”), Wale (“On Chill”) and won his first Grammy Award as a songwriter on Brown’s best R&B-crowned album, F.A.M.E.
“…This Grammy-Award winning songwriter has been able to establish a reputation for himself that has him working alongside the likes of Chris Brown, Ne-Yo, Tank, and Justin Bieber to name a few.” – Billboard
Bellinger’s extensive writing discography spans to R&B royalty like Jennifer Hudson, Trey Songz, Janelle Monae, Boyz II Men to pop superstars Selena Gomez and Jojo to hip-hop chart-toppers Nicki Minaj, Kid Ink, The Game, Wale and Nelly. Not only a skillful songwriter, Bellinger is an equally talented singer/rapper. He has a prolific catalog of music with 5 EPs, 10 albums, 2 collaborative projects, a mixtape, and a holiday album that have amounted to over a billion combined streams.
On April 24th, 2020, Eric will release another collaborative album Optimal Music with YFS Music’s Nieman Johnson. The album features Wale, Young Thug, Jeremih, RJ, Joe Moses along with production from Foreign Teck, J. Gramm, and Cássio.
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