A native son of Spanish Town, Jamaica, Royal Blu is a versatile singer, songwriter, and lyricist who’s been hailed as “one of Jamaica’s top artists to watch” by Complex. Blu, born Sean-Michael Francis, has amassed wide recognition for his skillful blend of reggae, hip-hop, dancehall, and R&B into his own seamless style. His impactful presence has landed coverage at Complex, Fader, and BBC1, among others. He has writing credits and a cameo on Protoje and Koffee’s “Switch it Up,” while his conscious verse on the anthem “5Gs,” with Kabaka Pyramid, Runkus, and Jesse Royal, has been heard on reggae radio rotations all over the world since its drop earlier in 2021.
Blu’s deep-rooted devotion to Jamaican music is evident in his delivery, while his eclectic love for artists such as Nas, Michael Bolton, and Luther Vandross seep deep into his genre-defying sound. Blu’s sound has led him all over the globe, including major European festivals such as Reggae Geel (Belgium), Reggae Jam (Germany), Rote Fabrik (Switzerland), and more.