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Blu Cantrell


As she was raised in Providence, R.We., with her five siblings, Blu Cantrell was toted in one jazz efficiency to another to view her mom sing. From that time forward, she understood what she wished to perform, and started auditioning for vocal gigs and exhibiting her powerful alto at skill shows. On the stop by at Atlanta in 2000, Cantrell performed her demonstration tape for A&R professional Tab and manufacturer C. Stewart (aka Tricky) of RedZone Entertainment. These were so impressed they instantly provided studio function to the youthful vocalist, and she sang backgrounds for performers including Gerald Levert, Trust Evans, Puff Daddy, and Aaron Hall. In the mean time, Cantrell began documenting songs for what would eventually become her 1st full-length recording. Upon hearing the slice “Right up until I’m Eliminated,” L.A. Reid, the CEO and chief executive of Arista Information, signed Cantrell. Prior to the release from the full-length, the solitary “Strike ‘Em Up Design (Oops!)” occupied the quantity two position around the Warm 100 list. The hype was out and Cantrell was invited to execute on nationwide television applications. Her full-length debut, 2001’s Therefore Blu, reached the very best Ten around the recording charts. Her following record, 2003’s Bittersweet, didn’t perform aswell around the charts but do generate Cantrell a Grammy nomination for greatest R&B recording.

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Full Name Blu Cantrell
Height 1.7 m
Profession Songwriter, Singer-songwriter
Nationality American
Parents Susi Franco
Music Songs Breathe, Hit 'Em up Style, Make Me Wanna Scream, I’ll Find a Way, Girl Please, Sleep in the Middle, Don't Wanna Say Goodbye, Till I’m Gone, So Blu, It's Killing Me, Waste My Time, When I Needed You, U Must B Crazy, I Can't Believe, 10,000 Times, Swingin', I Love You, All You Had To Say, The One, Risk It All, Happily Ever After, Unhappy, Spank My Ass, Blu Is a Mood, Impatient, Holding On To Love, No Place Like Home, Let Her Go, I Got a Man, Round Up, Straight Rider, Song of Love for Logan
Albums From L.A. to L.O., Bittersweet, So Blu, Hit 'Em Up Style: Chart and Club Hits of Blu Cantrell
Nominations Grammy Award for Best R&B Album, Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance, American Music Award for Favorite Soul/R&B New Artist, Grammy Award for Best Traditional R&B Performance
Movies Drumline
TV Shows Celebrity Circus

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1 She released her new single 'Breathe', recorded with Sean Paul [July 2003]
2 Has a four octave voice. In her single Waste My Time, she soars to the seventh octave. Sings R&B and jazz.
3 Her father is African-American and her mother is Italian-American.
4 Her 2001 debut album "So Blu", debuted at #8 the on the Billboard album charts.
5 Her debut single "Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops!)" hit the #2 position on the Billboard Hot 100 list.
6 Use to sing back-ups for artists Faith Evans, Sean Combs, Gerald Levert and Aaron Hall.
7 Had posed nude for "Black Tail" magazine.
8 Had a #1 single in the UK Official Singles Chart with 'Breathe (Rap Version featuring Sean Paul)'.
9 Mother was a jazz singer



Fastlane 2002 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Serving Sara 2002 performer: "Hit 'Em Up Style Oops!"
Drumline 2002 performer: "Star Spangled Banner"
Bad Company 2002 performer: "It's Killing Me In My Mind" / writer: "It's Killing Me In My Mind" - as Tiffany Cobb



Drumline 2002 National Anthem Singer



Celebrity Circus 2008 TV Series Herself
Entertainment Tonight 2008 TV Series Herself
Baisden After Dark 2007 TV Series Herself
SingStar Party 2004 Video Game Herself
Maxim Hot 100 2004 TV Movie documentary Herself (#83) (Interviewee)
Top of the Pops 2003 TV Series Herself
Playboy's 50th Anniversary Celebration 2003 TV Movie documentary Herself
Popworld 2003 TV Series Herself
MOBO Awards 2003 2003 TV Special Herself
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn 2003 TV Series Herself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2001-2003 TV Series Herself - Musical Guest / Herself
3rd Annual BET Awards 2003 TV Special documentary Herself
Soul Train 2002-2003 TV Series documentary Herself
So Fresh 2003: Volume 2 2003 Video Herself
2nd Annual BET Awards 2002 TV Movie documentary Herself
The 44th Annual Grammy Awards 2002 TV Special Herself
The 29th Annual American Music Awards 2002 TV Special Herself - Presenter
2001 Lady of Soul Awards 2001 TV Special Herself - Performer
Rockin' New Year's Eve 2002 2001 TV Special Herself

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Drumline (2002) $30,000

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