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Genre : Hip Hop

Location : Chicago, Illinois


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Recording artist, producer and songwriter John Blu. If his name does not immediately ring a bell, I encourage you to read his credits below.  He has creatively contributed to some of the most popular songs and written for some of 2018’s most popular artists. 


John Blu, has proven that in the music industry it takes major sacrifice before success! The singer, songwriter, and producer holds a resume with production credits for some of the hottest songs you have heard on the radio. The list includes producing and writing the hook on Future’s Pluto album for the song “Parachute” featuring R. Kelly, producing and writing on Eric Bellinger’s Rebirth album for the song “Pandora”, and producing and writing on DJ Khaled’s artist Vado song “Straight for the Summer” featuring Fabolous and Kriko Bang. John Blu has had the opportunity to work with Timbaland, Devyne Stephens, Da Internz, Bobby Valentino, Day 26, Twista, Jeremih, D-Low, Ta’Rhonda Jones A.K.A Porcha from the hit TV show Empire and a variety of other accomplished recording artists.  Just recently Blu has landed a placement on Zoey Dollaz’s project “Who don’t like Dollaz” as producer and feature of  “Circle Small”​


John Blu has evolved as an artist and industry veteran since his break out single, “In Love with Your Booty”, that eventually climbed to the #32 spot on Billboard’s mainstream R&B charts in 2010. The success of the single caught the attention of record executive Wayne Williams, which led to a record deal with Jive Records. John’s follow-up single, “Cologne,” also peeked on the Billboard R&B charts in 2011.

Fast forward to 2018, John Blu,  has released  his first debut studio album as an independent artist, “Sacrifice Before Success”.  The project has been on the Billboard charts for 4 consecutive weeks and he landed the number spot 1 spot on the Heatseekers charts. The project includes features by Chicago’s-own Shawnna, Bo Deal, Bre-Z, Zoey Dollaz, Eric Bellinger, Feathy, Katie Got Bandz, Bump J, Shawn Holmes, and Rio DeZonero.  Album available on all digital platforms.

Billboard Charts

  • Bubbling under R&B/Hip-Hop

  • Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop

  • Hot R&B/Hip-Hop song

  • R&B/Hip-Hop airplay

  • R&B Album Sales

  • Heat seekers- East North Central

  • Heat seekers- South Central

  • R&B/Hip-Hop Album sales

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