Blue In-depth Biography
Hailing from London, all-boy four-piece Blue} successfully stormed the U.K. charts by combining smooth vocals with R&B} and dance music.
Singers Duncan James} and Anthony Costa} enlisted housemates Lee Ryan} and Simon Webbe} in early 2000 and a deal with Virgin}'s Innocent} label soon followed. Combining R&B} and soul}, their debut single, "All Rise,"} was a hit in Australia, New Zealand, and in the U.K., where it peaked at number four on May 27, 2001. Their second single, a cover of Next}'s "Too Close,"} also debuted at number one (September 2001) in the U.K. as did their third single, "If You Come Back"} (November 2001). Their debut self-titled album was released in November 2001. ~ Brendan Swift, All Music Guide