Blu Cantrell Makes Unexpected Chart Return / Readies New Album ?

Published: Monday 22nd Apr 2013 by David

Before the arrival of Nicki Minaj, Lady GaGa, Rihanna made up the line up of today’s Pop It Girls, a decade ago saw Beyonce (the soloist) enter territory owned by Jennifer Lopez, Ashanti….and Rhode Island native Blu Cantrell.

While her Mathew Knowles backed ascent saw her outperform and outpace the trio, Beyonce may remember a time when Blu stood as her closest competitor, by way of similar aesthetics and a joint collaborator in Sean Paul.

This week, in what will no doubt take many back to the point in time, Blu has made a surprising return to the charts with her single ‘Breathe’.

All the details below…

In the last week, ‘Breathe‘ finds itself placed at #7 on the UK’s R&B tally, a decade after peaking at #70 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Helped in part by plays afforded to it by the UK’s Choice FM, the Sean Paul backed single sold enough units in the last week to re-enter the nation’s Official Charts at #83. This, a little mind blowing considering her decade long hiatus from the industry.

A hiatus, that now seems to be coming to an end with the release of new album and a new single which she teased on Twitter back in January.

So, let us know…

Does Blu have what it takes to make a comeback?

Weigh in below!

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  1. VANNY April 22, 2013

    i keep saying this and i cant stress it enough…. i hate when artist first come out and put out some singles or an album get a little fame and a couple of millions and then completly banish!! totally forgetting about their fans and not giving a s*** about it… now all of a sudden after 10 years they want to come back ??? really?? well good luck blu you gonna need it… cause this music industry is all about the next,young,fresh thing… and lets face it blu is not that young anymore..

    • byetheway April 22, 2013

      There may be a lot of reason’s why she couldn’t go on at that time you don’t know the full story behind the scenes. something could have happen preventing her from continuing. it isn’t about what you think it might have been. because you don’t know so my thing is this don’t judge she’s back and that’s that. and yeah she might have up and lfet her fans but don’t seat there and act like you know it all when you don’t really know at all

      • VANNY April 22, 2013

        first of all its monday morning and to early for this s***!! but maybe if you were not to busy trying to argue with people and actually read my post carefully you will see that i said “artist” i never said that it was a fact or i know exactly what happened with her so have several f***** seats… this does not apply just to her but to many other artist like”lil kim,eve,mya,tweet, etc and the list goes on” dont come for me if you dont know what the hell you are talking about… these artist that way 10 years to drop another album for whatever reason itt is are going to have a hard time selling of making fans again.. thats all im saying..

      • byetheway April 22, 2013

        You just sound extremely dumb by making this comment i can’t stand ppls like you know it alls. all i said you don’t really know the reason as if it making yourself like you know whats going on. if it was this early for you why you here? learn to make sense. ——–> you may exit now

      • Phoenixwmn April 23, 2013

        Thank you for your kind words in defense of Blu. She never left her fans; she had very serious situations from the people who managed her; she was robbed blind , found out the people she thought were her friends were there for the money & buzz, but they never had her back. She went home to the East Coast and has been there ever since, with her family who loves her & does all they can to protect her. She was unable to perform for several years, but is now looking forward to returning, without the bloodsuckers hanging on her.

    • VANNY April 22, 2013

      @byetheway yes its to early to be dealing with dumb m************ like you… the fact that you made an effort to comment on my post not once but twice just shows that you dont have a life and all you do is come on blogs and start some s*** with people!! remember sweety you replied to my comment not the other way around!! you could of read my post and if you did not like what you read you could of kept it the f*** moving but NO you decided to post your irrelevant reply!!! so take your ass back to being a loser and leave my post h**!!

      • byetheway April 22, 2013

        you say i don’t have a life but you reply too me tho seethe baby seethe boo N i wasn’t doing the name calling so your the real dumb m*********** i got you all upset

    • VANNY April 22, 2013

      @byetheway…and there u go again… lol trust me sweety im not mad at all.. i dont let little turds like you intimidate me!!! whats so funny is that afte my reply you replied in less than a couple of minutes to me wich just proves further more that i am right you dont have a life you just sit by your computer like a low life… me on the other hand am at my job… so how about you do the same find yourself a job cause sucking d*** all day dont count as a job.. and if you dont know what the word “job” means look it up on the dictionary h**… ONCE AGAIN YOUR KEEP REPLYING TO MY POST … *waits for reply 3-2-1…..*

      • OMG April 22, 2013

        WHY EVERYTHING TRIGGERS A CURSE WORD. YOU SOUND SOOO IGNORANT AND DUMB. YOUR COMMENTS ARE REALLY TURNING OFF.

    • Phoenixwmn April 23, 2013

      What does her age have to do with it ? She didn’t forget about her fans, she got cheated out of millions of dollars by users and posers who surrounded her, took her to the cleaners. She went home to the East Coast with her family & has been there since. She will be returning, regardless of what YOU think, and she’ll do well because she’s a talented singer. As for the millions you think she made, ask Tricky Stewart & L.A. Reid where those millions are.

  2. Navy Sailor!!! April 22, 2013

    Lmao….Blu please spare yourself the embarrassment 😆

    • byetheway April 22, 2013

      to bad rihanna didn’t spare her’s with that mess of a tour of her’s

      • rihking/queen April 22, 2013

        that people still show up to………..Have a seat with your dumb ass.

      • byetheway April 22, 2013

        They may have showed up only to be disappointed… Don’t get mad at me cause i told the truth your fave is a weak b**** on and off the stage. Seethe baby seethe

    • Blu Cantrell STAN April 22, 2013

      Awwww I see Rih is on your mind as USUAL. Stay pressed f*****!

    • MUSIC ROYALTY April 22, 2013

      BLU CANTRELL IS A VOCAL BEAST!

    • Phoenixwmn April 23, 2013

      How would releasing a new song possibly be an embarrassment to her ??

  3. the real xoxo April 22, 2013

    “Breathe” is such a good song though! mainly thanks to Dr Dre for the beat.

    • yeah i said it April 22, 2013

      if tamar can do it so can blu. and tamar been missing from the scene longer then blu

  4. JER April 22, 2013

    ……………..

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    um…………… she had ONE hit over a decade ago. This write up is a write up of all time i really can’t with the thirst reach. Who the f*** paid you Samantha to write that horseshit about this neverwas?

    • byetheway April 22, 2013

      Will you read it

      • byetheway April 22, 2013

        mission accomplished

    • Sammi April 22, 2013

      Wait, I was thinking the same thing lol. Im like “Blu had one major hit 12 YEARS AGO!” Where is TGJ getting this from that she was at the top with Ashanti, Jlo, and Bey. First off, Bey wasnt even solo yet when Blu had her only hit “Hit em up style”. I usually like their writeups but this one was straight imaginery lol. Dont get me wrong, “HIt em up style” was my s*** in 10th grade lol. Yes, I was 15 then 🙂

      • Phoenixwmn April 23, 2013

        And apparently you haven’t matured much since then. What gives YOU the right or wherewithal to judge a professional 3x Grammy-nominated vocalist ?? You don’t have ANY clue what’s happened in her life and she’s not just a name for you to throw around to make yourself look cool or like you KNOW something, but a human being with a life to live, and a family who loves her . 94% of what’s written about her is sheer fiction, perpetrated by those with an agenda. When she does come back and has another hit CD ( and by the way, her CD’s went platinum, not a single, but the entire CD, so it wasn’t just “one hit” as you claimed ) think how irretrievably stupid you’ll look then.

  5. BEYSUS OVER JESUS April 22, 2013

    WHO IS THIS FLOP?

    • byetheway April 22, 2013

      did you see that video of beyonce got smacked in the face and got her hair pulled?

      • Bow Down Bishes! April 22, 2013

        Ok you’re pushing it. Those were merely peasants trying to get a taste of royalty; they couldn’t contain themselves in the presence of a KING. Notable peasant one touches her honey kissed face and notable peasant two flips her golden locks for her. Bey can handle that much.

      • byetheway April 22, 2013

        Lmaoooooooooooooo!!!! Boy stop!

      • Bow Down Bishes! April 22, 2013

        Lol. You know it’s true. They didn’t “smack her” or “pull her weave.” Look at the video. They just really wanted to touch her. One fool caressed her face while the other had to settle for strands of her hair. DON’T BELIEVE THE HYPE GUYS.

    • Jesus over Beysus April 22, 2013

      Ya’ll dumb Beyonce fans need to watch what you say. Beyonce is never over Jesus. This false idol ya’ll are worshipping is never ok. Please go find yourself, and find Jesus b/c Beyonce only cares about your money honey, and not about you or your soul! She is a wonderful artist but please stop comparing this girl to Jesus. Thank you.

      • OH JESUS! April 22, 2013

        SOMEBODY SAY YEEEEAAAASSSSS! RUNS TO THE ALTAR; SOW A SEED; HOLDS UP FINGER AND EXIT AT THE SIDE.

  6. LaurieBlue. April 22, 2013

    Aint NOBODY!…

  7. Nahjee April 22, 2013

    WHO THE F*** IS THIS??? Judging by everybody comments, they seem to not give a rats ass either!

    • byetheway April 22, 2013

      if there didn’t care than why they here makes you go Mmmmm.

  8. LaurieBlue. April 22, 2013

    Got time for dat!

  9. Blu Cantrell STAN April 22, 2013

    Stay pressed h*** Blu is coming to SNATCH WIGS n TAKE NAMES

    WHEN YA FAV GON DO IT!!??

    • byetheway April 22, 2013

      Let’s not over do it

    • DOSSOME April 22, 2013

      Then out of the blue,we have a BLUE CANTRELL STAN in our midst….lmao,i just can’t

      • Blu Cantrell STAN April 22, 2013

        You mad doe because she SLAYS your fav

      • DOSSOME April 22, 2013

        LOL…I’m getting WHITE GIRL MOB T’s

    • Super Cisus April 22, 2013

      She a flop though one hit wonder

      • Phoenixwmn April 23, 2013

        “She a flop” ??? Seriously ?? Did you go to school at ALL ? Were you, like, awake when you went ?? You could never do what Blu Cantrell did and what she will do again. You know nothing about her, or her life. You’re likely one of those morons that takes to the bank every gossip rag column in existence, believes in the Easter Bunny, too, I bet. You’re a nameless, faceless internet coward talking s*** about someone you will never, EVER know in life. Period.

    • Bow Down Bishes! April 22, 2013

      Lmao. This has GOT to be a joke…

    • Navy Sailor!!! April 22, 2013

      Blu Cantrell stan??? *dies a thousand deaths*

  10. Credit April 22, 2013

    I literally remember one song by her and it was “Hit Em Up”, and I found that song to be extremely annoying at the time. Blah. I thought her hiatus was due to drug use?

    • Phoenixwmn April 23, 2013

      She did her time in rehab, like many celebs, only she didn’t opt to make it a trending item on freaking Twitter, didn’t do the talk-show rounds trying to whip up public sympathy, didn’t make a fool of herself repeatedly with police/court/DUI’s etc as so many do; she did what she had to do to be okay, to be healthy & safe. She landed in that position from those around her who robbed her blind, took advantage & broke her heart, made her feel the music world she dreamed of since childhood wasn’t to be trusted. She went home to the East Coast with her family and is still there, but will be returning to the industry soon. You may’ve found the song annoying but millions who bought the song & the CD and made it go platinum did not.

  11. rihking/queen April 22, 2013

    gowrl shut up and sit down who are you?

    • byetheway April 22, 2013

      the same can be said about yourself

  12. DOSSOME April 22, 2013

    HIT ‘EM UP STYLE is a classic,for better or worse…every girl was dedicating that jam to their ex-boyfriends,it was literally everywhere…i’m not one to wish failure upon anyone,but seriously,10 years is just too much time to keep your fans waiting,more so if you only have 1 or 2 hitsto your name…at least JOJO finds time to attend to her fans despite the MESS that’s her label,that’s why she’s still relevant

    • IDK April 22, 2013

      Yea, 10 years is too long to leave your fans hanging. She could of at least let out some mixtapes or a few singles thru out the years.

      • Phoenixwmn April 23, 2013

        She was unable to perform or release anything. She has been home on the East Coast with her Mom & family. She will return soon ( 2013) with new music. If you don’t want to buy the songs b/c you think it’s not worth anything related to a time lag while she got healthy, then don’t buy it. Real simple. There were no mixtapes or singles, only wanna-be producers who used her for every penny they could steal every time she opened her mouth to try to sing again. A couple of real slick ones made her sign documents while she was under the influence that GAVE them rights to her work, and they still get paid but she doesn’t. Some folks have the good fortune to be surrounded by professionals who care about them and work hard for them; some are surrounded by users and posers who take everything they can snatch up. Britney Spears is a good example of this, her Father had to take over to protect her from all the thieves and users. Everyone deserves a second chance at their dreams, and she has done nothing to forfeit hers.

  13. Stans Make Me LOL April 22, 2013

    She had/ has vocal though, at least she has that over the young singers of today

  14. JOHNVIDAL April 22, 2013

    Wow I really don´t know who she is. And I´ve been following music industry since late 90´s. I guess she had that hit in the USA only?

    • Bad Bytch April 22, 2013

      Late 90’s?… Ugh sit your young ass down, if you only follow music from the late 90’s until now then you dont know s*** about music…especially since music has been trash since 95… Kids smh

      • JOHNVIDAL April 22, 2013

        Are u serious? Most people here call me old lol
        I´m saying I´m well aware of what happened in music from around 1996 to date, not that I was born in the late 90´s you fool. Those are the crazy Rihanna fans on here (and btw music really started to go downhill in 2000)

    • Phoenixwmn April 23, 2013

      No, sorry, her CD’s sold internationally and they sold well; she went platinum the second time in the U.K. People in Japan & even Serbia know her and her music. Her 1rst hit, “Hit ‘Em Up Style” stayed #1 on the charts for many weeks.

  15. JOHNVIDAL April 22, 2013

    Ok now that I´ve watched the second video. Yes I remember that video and song. Didn´t know her name at all

  16. Super Cisus April 22, 2013

    BLU FLOPTRELL

  17. DANIELT April 22, 2013

    with the greatest respect, she didnt have what it took to be here when she was so i doubt a ‘comeback’ is gonna do her any favours

  18. Seline April 22, 2013

    Comeback? She was barely there in the first place besides one song with Sean Paul.

  19. HOWYOULIKEIT April 22, 2013

    She is done

  20. Monstarebel April 22, 2013

    Irrelevant

  21. just sayin’ April 22, 2013

    Damn, so sad that everyone as far as everyone on here goes is a flop. Why should artist even make music? All you people do is knock anyone down. This site is full of miserable beings. So sad

  22. Perry Power April 22, 2013

    Lol Blu was hot for like 10 seconds. She was never Beyonce’s closest competitor. But good luck to her.

    • MUSICHEAD April 22, 2013

      No she wasn’t. I always compared her to Faith Evans by sound and look.

  23. HOTSTUFF April 22, 2013

    all of a sudden there’s a ” BLU CANTRELL STAN ” LMAOOOOO. i can’t…

  24. HOTSTUFF April 22, 2013

    “a decade after peaking at #70 on the Billboard Hot 100.”

    LMAOOO guuurlll forget it and have a hot seat.

    • HAVE SEVERAL SEATS April 22, 2013

      YOU NEED TO HAVE A HOT SEAT. YOUR FAVS OF TODAY DON’T MAKE QUALITY MUSIC. IT’S ALL BUBBLEGUM MUSIC THAT ONLY LAST FOR A FEW SECONDS.

  25. SdotB April 22, 2013

    Wasn’t the name of the song she did with Sean Paul called “Breathe” too?

    • MUSICHEAD April 22, 2013

      Yes. That’s what this post is about.

      • MUSIC GENIUS April 22, 2013

        I SOO AGREE WITH U. I DON’T KNOW WHY PEOPLE WENT OFF THROWING BLU CANTRELL CAREER UNDER THE BUS.

  26. MUSICHEAD April 22, 2013

    Sleep In The Middle by Blu is STILL THAT SONG! The notes she hits after the bridge are incredible!

  27. MUSICHEAD April 22, 2013

    “The only way you’ll hear of Blu Cantrell’s album dropping is if I dropped it from the top floor. It’ll hit rock bottom” – Patti Labelle (Got2breal) lol

  28. CIARA-STAN April 22, 2013

    Because your a dumbass @vanny I was a out to say something too and I never respond to people that make dumb source less comments like you do, but Blu Cantrell had label &snag enemy issues, right along with Eve and the other people you named, you must be like 16 it something …but even then I had more sense.

  29. K April 22, 2013

    Blu just needs to work with the right producers. I’m glad she’s back… 🙂 … JT left music for a bit and his back. Back with a Bang even. So let Blu be.

  30. TRUE TALENT April 22, 2013

    I REALISE THIS SITE IS FULL OF YOUNGINS. IF YOU DON’T HAVE ANYTHING GOOD TO SAY, PLEASE SAVE IT. BLU CANTRELL IS VERY TALENTED; SHE CAN SANG. NO BUBBLEGUM POP, AUTOTONE & STUDIO ALTERATION GIMMICKS. THE MUSIC OF TODAY HURTS MY HEAD; THE ARTIST LACKS TALENTS, STAGE PRESENCE, AND CAN’T EVEN PERFORM LIVE TO SAVE THEMSELVES BECAUSE EVERTHING IS SOOOO PRE-RECORDED. BRING BACK THE FORMER DAYS OF TALENT!!! I MISS THOSE DAYS OF SOLID GOLD AND PLANET GROOVE WHERE U SAW TRUE ARTISTRY: TEVIN CAMPBELL, MONICA, TLC,MARIAH CAREY, WHITNEY HOUSTON, AZ YET, AALIYAH, SHANICE, BRANDY, HI-FIVE, BOYZ II MEN, SWV, DRU HILL, FAITH EVANS, SOUL 4 REAL, DESTINY’S CHILD, XSCAPE, TOTAL, CHANGING FACES, R. KELLY, JOE, BRIAN MCKNIGHT AND THE LIST GOES ON.

  31. MAT April 23, 2013

    Saw her live. .and she was a beast!One of the most underrated female artist ever, she was the voice and it’s so sad to read those comments

  32. The Statfish Killa February 20, 2016

    So glad to have you back Blu!

    A lovely lady with a beautiful voice and spirit. Your fans love you and wish all the best for your continued success.

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