Birth Name: Tiffany Cobb
Place of Birth: Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.
Date of Birth: March 16, 1975
*father – Narragansett Native American, Cape Verdean
*mother – German, English, Irish, possibly other
Blu Cantrell is an American R&B and soul singer-songwriter. She rose to fame in 2001, with the release of her debut single, “Hit ‘Em Up Style,” which peaked at number two on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.
Her father is of Narragansett Native American and Cape Verdean ancestry.
Her mother, Susi Franco, is a former Mrs. Rhode Island, actress, and jazz vocalist, and is white. Blu’s mother is adopted, and is said to be descended from European nobility hundreds of years ago, like many Europeans are. While Blu’s mother is described as being of Italian and German ancestry, that may be a reference to her own adoptive parents’ lineage. Blu’s biological maternal grandmother had German, English, and Irish ancestry.
Blu’s biological maternal grandfather was Jewel Chester Pfost (the son of George Clarence Pfost and Oma Earl Donnelly/Donnally). George was the son of George Washington Pfost and Mariah Jane Fisher. Oma was the daughter of Otmer Donnally and Alice E. Barnett.