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American chanteuse Blu Cantrell, whose name at birth is Tiffany Cobb is a well-known, Grammy award recognized soul and R&B songwriter and recording artiste.
Blu had a typical quiet childhood and was not recognized until the late 1990s when she became a back-up singer, most prominently with P. Diddy. She became an understudy of Teddy Riley and joined 8th Avenue, a short-lived all-girl group. After meeting several people on referrals, she finally got a contract with L.A. Reid’s Arista Records.
Best Known For
Her rise to prominence came in 2001 when she debuted her music career with Hit ‘Em Up Style (Oops!) which reached the No 2 spot on the Billboard chart.
Her 2001 album, So Blu and 2003 album, Bittersweet which features hits such as Breathe with Sean Paul and Make Me Wanna Scream, earned her a combined 3 Grammy nominations.
Blu is straight and has publicly been involved with just a few men.
In 2001, she was dating Jay-Z whom is reported was “madly in love with Blu” and purportedly named his daughter after her.
She had an encounter with Tommy Lee in 2003 and a rumored hook-up with Antonio Sabato Jr. in 2008.
She is the daughter of a Cape Verdean ex pro-basketballer who reportedly was abusive towards her mother, jazz singer and actress Susi Franco. She has 2 sisters, Kelli and Summer and 3 brothers, Adam, Tino and Nick.
Her religious beliefs and practices are presently unavailable.
Worth To Know
Her normal vocal range is 4 octaves but she hit the 7th octave in her song Waste My Time.
She appeared in the 2002 movie, Drumline.