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Rabu, 08 September 2010

Corbin Bleu

Birth Name : 
Corbin Bleu Reivers


Date of Birth :
21 February 1989, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States


Website :
www.corbinbleu.com




Corbin Bleu Reivers (born February 21, 1989), better known as Corbin Bleu, is an Americanactormodeldancer, and singer. He is perhaps best known for his roles in the High School Musical film series, the Discovery Kids television series Flight 29 Down, and the Disney Channel Original Movie Jump In!. He also pursued a solo career and released his debut album Another Side on May 1, 2007. The album debuted at number thirty-six on the U.S. Billboard 200, selling 18,000 copies in its first week. Bleu released his second album, Speed of Light, on March 10, 2009 in the U.S.




Early Life and Background



Bleu was born in BrooklynNew York City, the son of Martha (née Callari) and David Reivers. His mother is Italian-American and his father Jamaican-American. He has three sisters: Jag, Phoenix, and Hunter Reivers (youngest to oldest). As a child, Bleu studied dance for several years, focusing on ballet and jazz. Bleu graduated from Los Angeles County High School for the Arts.
Bleu trained in dancing, eventually becoming one of the first students at the prestigious Debbie Allen Dance Academy. He then attended as a theater major, this time following in the footsteps of his mother, who attended New York City's famed High School of Performing Arts. Like his father, he appeared in television commercials, starting at the age two, for products such as Life cereal, Bounty, Hasbro, and Nabisco. It was at that time he also discovered his love for dance when he began taking jazz and ballet classes, usually being the only boy in the class. By the age of four he was a model with the Ford Modeling Agency in New York. He appeared in print ads for stores such as Macy's, Gap (clothing retailer)Target (magazine), and Toys R Us, and fashion spreads in Child, Parent, and American Baby magazines, as well as having his image on toys and game packaging. At age six Corbin appeared in his first professional theater production off Broadway, The Town Hall, Broadway's landmark concert venue. This three-concert series, created, written an hosted by Scott Siegel, took place over one weekend and included A Tribute to David Merrick. Corbin Bleu played an abandoned homeless mute in the play "Tiny Tim is Dead".

Acting Career

In 1996, his family relocated to Los Angeles and he soon gained a recurring role on the TV series High Incident and a guest star appearance on ER alongside George Clooney in 1996. Bleu also had roles in 1998's
Corbin Bleu at Kids' Inaugural 2009
Malcolm & Eddie, as Matthew and Cover Me: Based on the True Life of an FBI Family, as Nick Elderby, in 2000. He also had small roles in films like Soldier with Kurt RussellFamily TreeMystery Men with Ben StillerWilliam H. Macy, and Greg Kinnear,Galaxy Quest with Tim AllenSigourney Weaver, and Alan Rickman, and Amanda Showwith Amanda Bynes and Drake Bell, Corbin also continued dancing, eventually becoming one of the first students at the prestigious Debbie Allen Dance Academy,  While in his freshman year Corbin was cast in his first lead role in the feature film 2004 filmCatch That Kid alongside actors Kristen Stewart and Max Thieriot. In his sophomore year he played the lead role of Ren in the musical "Footloose" and the role of Sonny in the musical "Grease". That same year Corbin was honored with the award of Theatre Student of the Year. In the summer of 2004 Corbin became a part of the ensemble cast for the new Discovery Kids television series Flight 29 Down as Nathan McHugh, a drama series about a group of teens stranded on a deserted island after a plane crash filmed on location in Hawaii on the island of Oahu. He also had a small role as Spencer on Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide, his first appearance being in the episode entitled Guide to: The School Play. In 2006, 2007 and 2008, Bleu played "Chad Danforth" in High School Musical, the immensely popular Emmy award-winning Disney Channel original movie, and the 2008 Haunted High School Musical. In each of those successive installments, Bleu reprised his role as basketball player Chad Danforth -- a teammate of lead character Troy Bolton (Zac Efron). Nathan Southern, All Movie Guide, and Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade as himself in 2007, He also guest starred in the premiere episode of Disney's Hannah Montana as Johnny Collins alongside actresses Miley Cyrus and Emily Osment. Bleu's next film, Jump In! co-starring actress and R&B vocalist Keke Palmer, as well as Bleu's father David Reivers, premiered on January 12, 2007, and has since become one of the highest rated Disney Channel Original Movie, and The Tyra Banks Show in 2008. Bleu also appeared in the 2007 Disney Channel Games as captain of the Blue Team.
In fall 2009, he had a lead role in the film Free Style as Cale Bryant, and appeared in The CW Television Network's new show The Beautiful Life, alongside actresses Sara Paxton and Mischa Barton. Also in 2009, he is Voice in Beyond All Boundaries, and appeared onEntertainment Tonight and The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet. Recently, he landed the lead role in the Broadway Musical In the Heights.

Music

2006-2007: Another Side

The first song he ever recorded professionally was titled "Circles" or "Circles In My Mind' for his then TV show Flight 29 Down. When executives from several record companies heard the song, they became eager to sign him to a contract. Bleu signed a deal with Hollywood Records, a Disney owned label. His debut album, Another Side, was released in May 2007. The album debuted at #36 on the Billboard Top 200 album charts, selling
Corbin Bleu Concert, In July 13, 2007
18,000 in its first week  Corbin worked with hit-maker Ne-Yo on "I Get Lonely," and other performers such as Matthew GerrardEric Hudson and more. A music video for his first single "Push It to the Limit" premiered on the Disney Channel, and was used to promote Jump In! a Disney Channel Original Movie in which Bleu starred. "Push It to the Limit" reached the Top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at #15. Bleu toured with fellow HSM cast members from late November 2006 to late January 2007 in High School Musical: The Concert, performing in about 40 different cities To promote his debut album, Bleu performed at the Next Fest tour, along with Aly & AJDrake Bell, and Bianca Ryan.
On "Another Side", he wrote/co-wrote five of the album's twelve songs. He also wrote two more songs that appear as bonus tracks on the European version. One of those tracks was titled "Shake It Off", an ode to the musician Prince.

2008-2009: Speed of Light

In a recent interview with Billboard, Bleu stated that he has begun working on his follow-up album. Bleu told Billboard, "There will be a lot of differences with the second album. First of all, it's just more personal. I'm involved in every aspect of the writing. As far as the direction of the music, it's very different. I wanted this album to have something that was a little bit of rock, a little bit of R&B and a little bit of pop." Producer Eric Hudson is attached to the majority of the project, along with songwriter/lyricist Claude Kelly. Bleu performed unreleased tracks like "Close", "Whatever It Takes", and "Champion" on a summer concert tour with singer/actor Justin Stein. The tracks are set to be in the album. Speed of Light was due out on March 10, 2009 via Hollywood Records. The album failed to debut on Billboard Top 200 album charts. According to sources, the album sold less than 4,000 in its first week, despite promotion from MySpace.com. The album spawned singles "Celebrate You" and "Moments That Matter," which was released with a music video.

Personal life

Bleu with fans in December 6, 2006
In the summer of 2003, he performed in a student-written stage play, Baby Blues. Along with this stage performance, The Thrill of Art and Victorian's Closet was performed, written by Jamie Isaac Conde and Lucas Barron .
He appeared in an episode of the Broadway cast of Spring Awakening's YouTube series. The episode was titled "Notesey", and Writer and performer of "Moments That Matter",Free Style 2008 Soundtrack, and Minutemen Soundtrack, Various Artists Song: "Run it back again", and "Word Of Promise: The Next Geneoration" Audio Bible Voice of Peter.
He wears a lot of the clothing by designers Don Ed Hardy and Dolce & Gabbana. He also wears clothes from the label Penguin and loves sneakers by Nike .
The first song he ever recorded professionally was titled "Circles" or "Circles In My Mind" for his then TV show "Flight 29 Down". When executives from several record companies heard the song, they became eager to sign him to a contract. He later signed with Hollywood Records and has since released two albums, Another Side in (2007) and Speed of Light in (2009).
He is a frequent volunteer worker, volunteering for charities such as "Starlight Children's Foundation", "The Make-A-Wish foundation" and "St Jude's children's research hospital", and Served Thanksgiving's dinner and Christmas Eve lunch at the Los Angeles homeless shelter in 2008 with Debby Ryan.
He appeared in the music video for the song "Don't Be Shy", the debut single from the band Small Change, Commercial for Guitar Hero: On Tour Decades, Album: Speed Of Light, Hollywood Records. Released March 10th, 2009, and in 2008 Modelled for OP Ocean Pacific clothing line, Was signed as a child Model with The Ford Modeling Agency at the age of four, Is a dedicated fan of the Los Angeles Lakers Basketball team .

Television

YearTitleRoleNotes
1996High IncidentN/ARecurring role
ERLittle boyone episode
1998Malcolm & EddieMatthewone episode
2000Cover Me: Based on the True Life of an FBI FamilyNick Elderbyone episode
2001–2002Amanda ShowRussel Cartertwo episode
2005–2007Flight 29 DownNathan McHughMain Cast Member
2006–2007Ned's Declassified School Survival GuideSpencerTwo episodes
2006–2008Hannah MontanaJohnny CollinsTwo episodes
2008-2009Phineas and FerbColtraneThree episodes
The Beautiful LifeIssacMain Cast Member

Films

YearTitleRoleNotes
1998SoldierJohnnyappearance
Beach MovieKid
1999Family TreeRickyMain Role
Mystery MenButchappearance
Galaxy QuestYoung Tommy
2004Catch That KidAustinMain Role
2006High School MusicalChad Danforthmade for television (Disney Channel)
2007Flight 29 Down: The MovieNathan McHughmade for television (Discovery Kids)
The Secret of the Magic GourdVoiceMain Role
Jump In!Isadore "Izzy" Danielsmade for television (Disney Channel)
High School Musical 2Chad Danforthmade for television (Disney Channel)
2008High School Musical 3: Senior YearChad DanforthFirst HSM to be in theatres
2009Free StyleCale BryantMain Role
Beyond All BoundariesVoiceMain Role

Producer

YearTitleRoleNotes
2008Free Style[50]ProducerFilm

Guest Appearances

Corbin Bleu at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2007
YearFilmRoleNotes
2006Dancing with the StarsHimself - PresenterReality-TV
20062006 American Music AwardsHimselfPresenter
2006Disney Channel GamesHimselfDisney Channel special
2006New Year Sing-A-Long Bowl-A-Thon!Himself - host(TV)
2007Macy's Thanksgiving Day ParadeHimself1 episode
2007Disney Channel GamesHimselfDisney Channel special
2007High School Musical: The ConcertHimselfDisney Channel special
2007Kristi Yamaguchi Friends & FamilyHimselfDocumentary
2007-2010Live with Regis and KellyHimself(TV)
2008NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Duo or Group[51][52]Himself(TV)
2008Good Morning AmericaHimself(TV)
2008MTV Video Music Awards 2008HimselfPresenter
2008Kids' Inaugural: We Are the FutureHimselfPresenter
20082008 American Music Awards Red Carpet LiveHimselfPresenter
2008American Music Awards of 2008HimselfPresenter
20082008 American Music Awards[53]HimselfPresenter
2008Jonas Brothers: Living The DreamHimselfOne episode
2008The Tyra Banks ShowHimselfOne episode
2008The Morning Show with Mike and JulietHimselfOne episode
2009VH1 Divas[54]HimselfTV documentary
2009The 14th Annual Critics' Choice AwardsHimselfPresenter
2009Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards 2009[55]HimselfPresenter
2009Teen Choice Award[56]HimselfPresenter
2010The Wendy Williams ShowHimself(TV)
2010In the HeightsUsnaviBroadway Musical

Discography

Corbin Bleu alongside Lucas Grabeel in High School Musical: The Concert 2007

High School Musical Soundtracks

Album Information
High School Musical Soundtrack
  • Released: January 10, 2006 (U.S.)
  • Label: Walt Disney Records
  • Peak U.S. Billboard: #1
  • U.S. sales: 4,010,086 (as of July 2007
  • RIAA certification: 4x Platinum
  • Songs feat. Corbin Bleu:
    • 2006: "What I've Been Looking For"
    • 2006: "Stick to the Status Quo"
    • 2006: "Bop to the Top"
    • 2006: "We're All in This Together"
    • 2006: "I Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You"
High School Musical 2 Soundtrack
  • Released: August 17, 2007 (U.S.)
  • Label: Walt Disney Records
  • Peak U.S. Billboard: #1
  • U.S. Sales: 3,183,774 (as of August 2007)
  • RIAA certification: 3x Platinum
  • Songs feat. Corbin Bleu:
High School Musical 3: Senior Year (soundtrack)
  • Released: October 21, 2008
  • Label: Walt Disney Records
  • Peak U.S. Billboard: #2
  • U.S. Sales:1,338,960
  • RIAA certification:Platinum
  • Songs feat. Corbin Bleu:

Studio albums

Corbin Bleu Singing With Vanessa Hudgens in High School Musical: The Concert 2007
YearAlbumBillboard 200
2007Another Side36
2009Speed of Light

Singles

YearSongUSUS PopAlbum
2006"Push It to the Limit"[57]1417Another Side
2007"Deal With It"[58]11287
2008"Run It Back Again"113[59]94Radio Disney Jams 10
2009"Moments That Matter"[60]98Speed of Light
2009"Celebrate You"[61]11087

Featured singles

Corbin Bleu Concert, In July 13, 2007
YearSongUSUS PopSoundtrack
2007"I Don't Dance(with Lucas Grabeel)[62]7050High School Musical 2 Soundtrack
2008"The Boys Are Back(with Zac Efron)[63]10150High School Musical 3: Senior Year

Compilation albums

YearSongUSUS PopAlbum
2006"Circles"6750Flight 29 Down
2007"Two Worlds"12250Disneymania 5[64]
2007"This Christmastime"10450Disney Channel Holiday
2009"Run It Back Again"12450Disney Channel Playlist

Awards and nominations

YearAwardCategory
2006NAACP Image AwardsOutstanding Performance in a Youth/Children's Program[65]
2009Teen Choice AwardChoice Movie Actor: Music/Dance[66]
Young Artist AwardBest Performance in a TV Movie, Miniseries or Special (Comedy or Drama) - Supporting Young Actor


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