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Every so often an artist emerges that captures our attention, makes us sit up and take note of what pure talent and soul looks and sounds like. Sapphyre Blu is truly one of those artists. One listen and you will never forget that voice.


Sapphyre Blu first came to our attention back in 2006; then going by her birth name Arielle, at first as the dynamic soprano voice behind up and coming gospel sensation Vadia Rhodes; and in 2008 with national gospel recording artist Melinda Watts. Even from the background Arielle’s powerful, yet angelic voice seemed to stand out front. In 2009 she took the leap of faith to step down from background vocals and step into her own solo platform. “Turning away from being background was scary, but I knew it was time. I always knew what I was destined for this since I was 3 years old, but I let insecurities, other people’s judgments, and lacks of support instill doubt and fear in my mind.” “I was always in chorus whether it was in school or in church since elementary school.” “I loved to sing and wanted to do it for the rest of my life. I could do that unnoticed and comfortably from the background so that’s what I did, or should I say attempted to do.” “Somehow even from the back, behind such a dynamic talent as Vadia and Melinda, people still took notice of my voice no matter where we went, so I knew it was time for me to have faith not only in God but in myself.”

She quickly found herself opening up at local clubs, events, and concerts with headliners such as: Angie Stone, Dave Hollister, Sacramento and Bilal just to name a few. In 2010, just one year after venturing out on her solo career; Arielle took home “Best Female Soul” at the BMAs, READ MORE ON " ABOUT" LINK