Blu Cantrell (born Tiffany Cobb on October 1, 1976 in Providence, Rhode Island) is an American R&B singer. Cantrell was born into a family of jazz enthusiasts from Providence, Rhode Island. She and her five siblings were born to an Italian American mother who is a jazz singer.
In 2000 her sister was in a car accident when she was hit by a drunk driver on Atlanta's busiest highway, her sister was thrown from the car and hit the ground head first, and was in a coma for several weeks, but was able to pull out of it with slight memory loss. Blu says that it changed her outlook on life, and to take nothing for granted.