One of the top boy bands of the 2000s, Blue are known around the world for their chart topping hits including, Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word, Guilty, One Love, Too Close and If You Come Back. The pop band enjoyed 16 charting singles, which featured three number ones and nine top 10 singles. They also enjoyed an impressive three number one albums, with a Best of Blue album also reaching number six in the UK Charts.
The band formed on the millennium, in 2000 after Lee Ryan and Antony Costa met while auditioning for a pop band on ITV’s This Morning. The band, formed by Simon Cowell never had success, but together with a friend of Costa’s; Duncan James, and Ryan’s flatmate Simon Webbe – Blue were born. After blowing away pop music manager, Daniel Glatman, the group got to work on their debut single, All Rise. Immediately becoming a firm favourite with teenage audiences, the single reached number four in the UK Singles Charts. They followed this up with single, Too Close, becoming one of the most popular British bands.
Their unique pop and R&B blend earned them collaborations with the likes of Stevie Wonder and Elton John, while there energetic performances became widely-sought on the UK music scene. The band toured the UK, abroad and sold over 3.6 million albums in the UK, as well as 15 million records worldwide.
In their first stint as a band, which lasted five years between 2000 and 2005, Blue won the TMF Award for Best Breakthrough Artist/Newcomer in 2001, a BRIT Award for British Breakthrough Act in 2002, before winning a BRIT Award for British Pop Act in 2003. They also won two MTV Asia Awards for Favourite Pop Act – in 2004 and 2005.
Despite an incredible rise together, which saw them a feature of the UK charts and at events in the UK and abroad, Blue split to pursue solo endeavours in 2005. Later in 2011 the band reunited to represent the UK at the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest. Following that success, they joined The Big Reunion, alongside some of the top pop bands from the 2000s, including 5ive, Liberty X and Atomic Kitten.
Since then they have embarked on twelve and sixteen date UK tours, after selling out their comeback concert at the Hammersmith Apollo. They released their fifth studio album, Colours in 2015, prompting yet another UK tour. A talented and popular British band ideal for launch parties, festivals, pop concerts and corporate events around the world, Blue are the world-renowned pop band capable of impressing all in attendance.
To book Blue as the entertainment for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.
Listen to Blue‘s hit single, One Love, here:
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