Blu Cantrell - So Blu

July 2023 – Alain Dupuis

Blu Cantrell: So Blu

As we continue to explore one-hit wonders, we seek to understand whether the artist truly deserves the title of ‘One-Hit Wonder’, and if the rest of their album/discography is worth exploration. 

I’ve chosen Blu Cantrell’s 2001 album So Blu, which features her best-known hit song, Hit Em Up Style (Oops!).  It was her debut single, released in late April 2001 in the US and a few months later here in Canada — just in time to climb the charts that summer. And boy, did it climb them. It peaked at number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and peaked at number 7 in Canada. I remember hearing this song on heavy rotation, and I wasn’t at all mad about it.  To this day, I’ll add it to most of my DJ set lists because, as I think we’ll all agree, it’s a bop!

But what about the rest of her music? I can’t honestly say I’ve heard anything else she’s released. That’s why I’ve chosen So Blu for us to explore this month. As always, we’ll listen to the album a number of times and then reconvene at the end of July to discuss what we thought about it, and more importantly – did Blu Cantrell deserve to be more than just a one-hit wonder?


Blu Cantrell – Wikipedia

Hit ‘Em Up Style (Oops!) – Wikipedia

So Blu – Wikipedia

Listen to So Blu – Spotify

Listen to So Blu – Apple Music

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