Blu Cantrell

Born Mar 16, 1976

Blu Cantrell is an American R&B and soul singer-songwriter.

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Blu Cantrell.


1976 Birth Born on March 16, 1976.


Cantrell rose to fame in 2001, with the release of her debut single, "Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops!)", which peaked at number two on the US Billboard Hot 100 and topped the US Mainstream Top 40 chart, along with charting across several countries and being included in her debut album, So Blu. … Read More
The song earned Cantrell Grammy Award nominations for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance and for Best R&B Song, as well as an American Music Award nomination for Favorite Soul/R&B New Artist, both in 2002.
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Later in 2003, Cantrell released her second album, Bittersweet, which was nominated for a Grammy Award and spawned the single "Breathe" (featuring Sean Paul); written & produced by Ivan Matias. "Breathe" was a major success worldwide in 2003, topping the European Hot 100 Singles and the UK Singles Chart for four consecutive weeks and also reaching the top ten of several other charts across the world. … Read More


2007 31 Years Old In 2007, Cantrell starred alongside LisaRaye and Kenya Moore in the musical stage play Gossip, Lies and Secrets. … Read More
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In 2008, Cantrell appeared in NBC's Celebrity Circus.
2014 38 Years Old Cantrell was taken into custody by police for a psychological evaluation on September 3, 2014. … Read More


2016 40 Years Old It was reported that Cantrell will be participating in The Hit Network's RnB Fridays Live Tour in Australia in November 2016, alongside TLC, Nelly, 112 (band), Blackstreet, Mýa, Dante Thomas, Fatman Scoop, Montell Jordan and Kevin Lyttle.
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