In May 1999, Lee Ryan and Antony Costa met at the ages of 15 and 17, individually, while trying out for a kid band on ITV’s This Morning, with Simon Cowell putting the gathering together. Ryan made it into the band, as completed 21-year-old Will Young (who might proceed to win the main arrangement of Pop Idol in 2002), in spite of the fact that Costa was not chosen.
The kid band never took off, however Ryan and Costa remained companions following their gathering. In 2000, Costa and another of his companions, Duncan James, chose to frame their very own band, and they were before long joined by Ryan. Their chief Daniel Glatman stated, “Duncan came to see me with his companion, Antony Costa, who was additionally similarly situated [wanted to be in the music industry], and they disclosed to me that they needed to accomplish something together. When I inquired as to whether they had anybody as a main priority to work with, they said they had a companion, Lee Ryan, whom they needed to welcome to join their band. Them three arrived in a few days after the fact and I was totally overwhelmed by the extraordinarily capable stars that remained before me.” Ryan, Costa, James and Glatman all felt that something was missing thus they proceeded to try out for a fourth part, a position inevitably filled by Ryan’s flatmate, Simon Webbe.
Blue began recording for their introduction collection following their new line-up. They discharged their presentation single “All Rise” in May 2001 and it achieved number four on the UK Singles Chart. Their subsequent single “Excessively Close” was discharged in August 2001 and crested at number one. Following this, the band went to New York City to film the “Excessively Close” music video, and keeping in mind that there, they saw the assaults on the World Trade Center. The next month, Blue were being met by British daily paper The Sun and Ryan remarked that “This New York thing is being made a huge deal about” and asked “Shouldn’t something be said about whales? They are disregarding creatures that are more critical. Creatures require sparing and that is more essential.” alternate individuals from the band attempted to quietness Ryan, however he went on. This caused a colossal media kickback that brought about Blue losing a record bargain in the United States and crusades to sack Ryan from the group. Despite the backfire, Blue proceeded to accomplish a second number one in November with the ditty “On the off chance that You Come Back”. The collection All Rise was discharged in time for Christmas and achieved number one, in the end offering more than 1.8 million duplicates in the UK. The last single from the collection, “Fly by II”, achieved number six in March 2002.
2002– 04: One Love and Guilty
Blue’s second collection, One Love, was discharged in October 2002, entering at number one on the UK Albums Chart and offering in excess of 150,000 duplicates. Three singles were discharged from the collection: “One Love”, which crested at number three, “Sad Seems to Be the Hardest Word”, including vocals from Elton John, which topped at number one, and “U Make Me Wanna”, which topped at number four. The melody “Supersexual” was issued in parts of South America and Spain with the end goal to advance the band in the locale. In June 2003, Hugh and David Nicholson of 1970s Scottish band Blue prosecuted the gathering, endeavoring to sue them and their record mark EMI for £5 million. The case was a prominent High Court case over the rights to utilize the name Blue. After some transaction, the two gatherings consented to drop the case and were both permitted to keep on being known as Blue and to utilize the name commercially.
Their third collection, Guilty, was discharged in fall 2003, entering at number one on the UK Albums Chart and offering 100,000 duplicates on the seven day stretch of discharge. The collection brought forth four singles, including the title track, “Liable”, which crested at number two, “Marked, Sealed, Delivered, I’m Yours”, highlighting vocals from Stevie Wonder and Angie Stone, which topped at number 11, “Inhale Easy”, which crested at number four, and “Bubblin'”, which topped at number nine. The collection wound up offering in excess of 1 million duplicates in the UK alone. The melody “The Gift” was discharged to advance the collection in Japan.