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Peggi Blu


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Like many of today’s top singers, Peggi Blu got her start in the church. At the age of three her mother used to sit her on the stage where she would, in the words of someone who remembers being there, “…sing up a storm!”. By the time she was a teenager, she had toured all through the Carolinas, and decided to try her luck in New York. For the next fifteen years she established herself as one of New York’s top background singers, backing up such stars as Stevie Wonder, Luther Vandross, Bob Dylan, and many others. All this ‘backing up’ led to a record deal in 1980 with MCA, resulting in the album “I Got Love”. This album yielded a single, “Dancing In The Streets”, which reached #35 on Billboard’s dance music chart; the title song “I Got Love” was featured in the ABC movie Off The Minnesota Strip (starring Hal Holbrook). Peggi also co-starred in two Broadway musicals - The Wiz (1983, with Stephanie Mills) and Marilyn, An American Fable (1984, with director Kenny Ortega and star Scott Bakula).

In 1986, though, she got her biggest break yet. Her agent submitted her to “Star Search”. They loved her. In only eight minutes and four shows (two minutes per song) Peggi Blu became the 1986 Grand Champion Female Vocalist, winning the $100,000.00 prize money!

This massive television exposure led to a huge recording contract with Capitol Records. Moving to California, Peggi spent the rest of 1986 and most of 1987 working on “Blu Blowin’”.


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