This dynamic man is certainly no apprentice to the music trade. BLU, a Los Angeles aborigine, graced the industry with his presence in his 1995 debut Motown Records project entitled, Out of the Blu, spotlighting the hit single, ‘Hide & Go Get It’ (featuring remixes with both Oakland-based Tony Toni Tone and rapper E-40) produced by Dwayne Wiggins.
On tour, BLU achieved fame while performing the national anthem at the 1997 Kentucky Derby opening and in touring major U.S. cities, working with industry trend setters including Johnny “Guitar” Watson, Will Downing, Phil Perry, Michael Bolton, Randy Jackson, New Kids on the Block, Steve Perry and Avant…to name a few.
He appeared in the play, Love in the Nick of Tyme, written by David E. Talbert and starring Morris Chestnut. Love in the Nick of Tyme toured across the United States as one of the highest-grossing plays of 2007. This play marked BLU’s acting debut, along with gracing fans with his show-stopping vocal performances. After wrapping up the tour, BLU appeared in the movie, First Sunday, directed by David E. Talbert starring Ice Cube, Tracy Morgan and Katt Williams. He has also appeared in the stage
productions of Soul Kitten Cabaret with Fantasia, Faith Evans and Nicci Gilbert as well as King Solomon Lives with Richard Brooks.
In addition, BLU has songs featured in the following feature films: Love For Sale (2008), He’s Mine Not Yours (2011), 24 Hour Love (2013), Stock Option (2015), and Couple’s Night (2017)
BLU considers his newest album, Blu Eyed Soul, to be a part of his musical legacy. From writing to producing to A&R to promoting, has has all hands in!
He knows that he took a long time to drop a second record, but rest assured he plans to keep them rolling out from now on.