Baby Blue (rapper)

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Baby Blue
Birth name Rachel Prager
Origin London, England
Genres British Hip Hop, Grime, R&B, Soul music
Occupations Rapper
Years active 2004-Present
Labels 3 Beat Records, Universal
Associated acts Estelle
John Legend
Sway
Shystie
Ms. Dynamite
Lady Sovereign
Madness
Idris Elba
Kardinal Offishall
Lisa Maffia
Matrix & Futurebound
Website iambabyblue.com

Baby Blue is an English rapper and singer in London, England. She is known for her work with singer Estelle and collaborations with John Legend, Madness, Sway, Shystie, Ms. Dynamite and Lady Sovereign. Baby Blue has a sound that fuses hip hop with grime, R&B and soul.

Biography[edit]

Baby Blue started rapping while at school and eventually recorded a track called 'I Woulda', which was inspired by her cousin's gang-related death in the US. The track received heavy rotation and was the start of Baby Blue's career as a recording artist. When she was 19 she sent her music to UK artist Estelle, who immediately invited Baby Blue to New York to record the song 'Hey Girl' featuring John Legend, as well as 'Don't Talk', another track for Estelle's début album The 18th Day, which was certified gold in the UK and she was also featured rapping in the video for the hit top 20 track 1980.[citation needed]

Later that year, Blue released the mixtape 'Out of the Blue Vol I' (with Volume II released two years later) which featured Estelle, members of So Solid Crew, Shystie, Sway, and Akala. Her first solo music video was for the single 'Sometimes,' which was released to push Vol II of the mixtape. This led Mobo Magazine to dub her "The Uncrowned Queen of the UK" and MTV to list her as "one of the hottest up 'n' coming stars".[citation needed]

Baby Blue featured on British legends Madness' comeback single Sorry in 2007, which went to 23 in the UK pop chart and was on the soundtrack for FIFA 08. She recently[when?] toured with Estelle for four months, travelling around the US and Europe. Baby Blue has also worked with Ms. Dynamite, Kardinal Offishall, and Idris Elba.[citation needed]

In 2010 in an interview with thekoalition.com Baby Blue stated that she is working on an EP to be released in March 2010 and an album to be released later on in the same year.[citation needed] On 17 March Baby Blue released a digital mixtape entitled Firefly. It was revealed that the title of her latest album would be called No Smoke Without Fire.[citation needed]

On 20 July 2012 Baby Blue announced via Twitter that she has been signed by 3 Beat/Universal.[citation needed]

On 26 July 2013 Baby Blue announced she had spent time in the recording studio with So Solid Crew singer Lisa Maffia, with each artist both contributing to forthcoming albums.

Discography[edit]

Mixtapes[edit]

  • 2005: Out of the Blue Vol. I
  • 2007: Out of the Blue Vol. II
  • 2010: Firefly

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
UK
[1]
"Target"[2] 2012 No Smoke Without Fire
"Bump" 2013 83
"—" denotes single that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

As featured artist[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
UK
[3]
UK
Dance

[4]
SCO
[5]
"Magnetic Eyes"
(Matrix & Futurebound featuring Baby Blue)
2012 24 5 29 TBA

References[edit]

  1. ^ Peak positions in the UK:
  2. ^ iTunes - Music - Target (Remixes) - EP by Baby Blue
  3. ^ Peak positions for the featured singles in the UK:
  4. ^ Peak positions for Dance singles in the UK:
  5. ^ Peak positions for the featured singles in Scotland:

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