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Able to rap, sing, and write songs that had everyone from John Legend to Roots Manuva singing her praises, Estelle Swaray got her start in London's renowned hip-hop record store Deal Real. Her fellow employees encouraged her to take a chance and get on the mike on-stage; soon she was playing numerous London clubs and appearing with the likes of Manuva and Rodney P. Local hero Skitz asked her to appear on his 2000 album, Countryman, and soon she landed on albums by the likes of the 57th Dynasty and Blak Twang. She made her solo debut in 2003 with the Excuse Me 12" on the Paradise Isle label, but her breakthrough track came in 2004 when "1980" was released by the V2 label and reached number 14 on the U.K. pop chart. A street-level mixtape series called Da Heat and further 12"s like "Free" and "Go Gone" helped build a loyal following, and Estelle gave back to the U.K. hip-hop scene by forming her own Stellarents label to sign new artists. In October 2004, V2 released her debut album, The 18th Day. Three years later, U.S. R&B singer John Legend announced that Estelle would be the first signee to his Homeschool label, supported by Atlantic in the U.S. Her sophomore album, Shine, was released in April 2008 and peaked at number six in the U.K., while its biggest single, "American Boy," topped the U.K. chart and, in the U.S., reached the Top 10 of Billboard's Hot 100. The song won a Grammy for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration. In February 2012, following the Top 30 Hot R&B/Hip-Hop single "Break My Heart" (featuring Rick Ross), Estelle released album number three, All of Me. Commercially, it didn't fare nearly as well as her first two. Separated from Atlantic, she established a boutique label through BMG Rights Management and released True Romance in February 2015. ~ David Jeffries
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    Gay Anthems

    Gay Anthems
    1 song

    R&B and Soul Mix

    R&B and Soul Mix
    2 songs

    '00s R&B

    '00s R&B
    2 songs

Albums by

Top Songs by

  1.   Song
  2.   American Boy
  3.   Break My Heart
  4.   Thank You
  5.   Conqueror
  6.   Come Over
  7.   No Substitute Love
  8.   Do My Thing
  9.   Freak
  10.   Love Like Ours
  11.   You Don't Love Me by Virus
  12.   Fall in Love
  13.   Love Like Ours by Tarrus Riley
  14.   You and I
  15.   Gotcha Love
  16.   All That Matters
  17.   1980
  18.   Call These Boys
  19.   She Will Love
  20.   Make Her Say (Beat It Up)
  21.   Don't Break It
  22.   Cold Crush
  23.   Star
  24.   Pretty Please (Love Me)
  25.   Back to Love
  26.   Not Sure
  27.   Time Share (Suite 509)
  28.   Time After Time
  29.   Speak Ya Mind
  30.   Blue Skies
  31.   Found My Way...
  32.   Wonderful Life
  33.   Pretty Please [Love Me] by Cee-Lo & Chi Ching
  34.   All Day Long (Blue Skies)
  35.   So Much Out the Way
  36.   In the Rain
  37.   Magnificent
  38.   More Than Friends
  39.   Back in Love
  40.   You Are
  41.   Shine
  42.   International (Serious)
  43.   Superstition
  44.   Who We Are
  45.   Silly Girls
  46.   Something Good/Devotion (Passion Interlude)
  47.   Fight For It
  48.   Wait a Minute (Just a Touch)
  49.   Love the Way We Used To
  50.   The Life
  51.   The Same

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