FOXX is often described as a triple threat for his
versatility as an actor, musician and comedian. He was
born Eric Bishop and raised by his grandparents in
Terrell, Texas. It was his “Granny” who recognized his
gift to perform and introduced him to the piano. By
fifteen, he was serving as musical director and choir
leader at Terrell’s New Hope Baptist Church. Not only
was he a gifted musician, but also a star athlete at
Terrell High school setting records in football and
track. It was music that took this well-rounded young
man to California when he received a classical piano
scholarship to U.S. International University in San
Foxx has also achieved a thriving career in music. His J Records debut, “Unpredictable,” released in December 2005 was nominated for three Grammy Awards, eight Billboard Music Awards, one Soul Train Music Award and two American Music Awards, for which he won Favorite Male Artist. Foxx received three Grammy nominations including Best R&B Album for his Platinum-selling “Intuition,” which debuted at number three on the Billboard 200 chart in December 2008. On January 31, 2010 Foxx won a Grammy for his record breaking smash hit “Blame It” featuring T-Pain in the category of Best R&B performance by a duo/group with vocals – at the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards. “Blame It”, the second single from “Intuition”, broke records including holding the number one position for 12 consecutive weeks on the Urban Mainstream Chart.
In an interview Foxx said, “I’m going to direct, write – do all I can while I can.” The multi-talented artist is currently recording his next album while working on his radio, film and television projects as an actor, writer, producer and director.