Blanca Elaine Callahan, known by her stage name Blanca, is a CCM pop singer based in Orlando, Florida.
Prior to starting her solo career, the Puerto Rican-born, American-raised vocalist spent a decade singing with Christian hip-hop outfit Group 1 Crew. After forming in 2003, the group signed with the Warner Bros.-owned Fervent Records, eventually releasing four albums and making a strong showing on the Billboard Christian charts in the late 2000s. In 2013, Blanca announced her departure from Group 1 Crew and began working on her first solo release. With her powerful vocals and strong pop sensibilities, Blanca’s music remains firmly rooted in the Christian faith, but offers plenty of crossover appeal.
Her debut EP, Who I Am, arrived in January 2015 and was followed several months later by her self-titled debut long-player. A mix of uplifting pop, soul, dance, and hip-hop, the album debuted in the Top Ten of Billboard’s Christian chart and cracked the Top 200 pop chart. Blanca released a remix EP called Not Backing Down in 2016, and in 2017 she issued the single “Real Love,” the first taste of her second album, Shattered, which arrived the following year. Her first Spanish-language EP, Quebrantado, appeared in 2019. ~ Timothy Monger