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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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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.   Hey Girl
  11.   Go Gone
  12.   Back to Love
  13.   You and I
  14.   Wonderful Life
  15.   Star
  16.   1980
  17.   Not Sure
  18.   Fight For It
  19.   Time Share (Suite 509)
  20.   Time After Time
  21.   Fall In Love
  22.   Blue Skies
  23.   Don't Break It
  24.   Cold Crush
  25.   All Day Long (Blue Skies)
  26.   In the Rain
  27.   More Than Friends
  28.   On and On
  29.   Dance with Me
  30.   Dance Bitch
  31.   Change is Coming
  32.   She Will Love
  33.   Make Her Say (Beat It Up)
  34.   International (Serious)
  35.   Speak Ya Mind
  36.   Love the Way We Used To
  37.   The Life
  38.   Pretty Please [Love Me] by Cee-Lo & Chi Ching
  39.   All Over Again
  40.   So Much Out the Way
  41.   Back in Love
  42.   You Are
  43.   Pretty Please (Love Me)
  44.   Shine
  45.   Wait a Minute (Just a Touch)
  46.   Freedom
  47.   I'm Gonna Win
  48.   Maybe
  49.   I Wanna Love You
  50.   Magnificent by Kardinall Offishall
  51.   Call These Boys
  52.   All That Matters
  53.   Gotcha Love
  54.   Silly Girls
  55.   Found My Way...
  56.   Who We Are
  57.   Superstition
  58.   Free
  59.   You Don't Love Me by Virus
  60.   The Same
  61.   Something Good/Devotion (Passion Interlude)
  62.   Don't Talk
  63.   Crazy
  64.   Harmonika
  65.   All Over Again by Royston
  66.   Go Gone, Pt. 2
  67.   How Did You Get Involved with John Legend and Come to Be Signed to Home
  68.   Who Are Your Muical Influences/Inspirations?
  69.   What Should We Expect from Your New Album?
  70.   What Was It Like Working with Kanye West? Wyclef? Mark Ronson? How Did
  71.   Originally Being from the UK, How Do You Think the Us Compares? What Ar
  72.   Talk About the Current Single "American Boy". Where Did the Song Come F
  73.   How Are American Guys Different from British Guys?
  74.   You've Been Compared to Lauryn Hill by the Press; How Do You Feel About
  75.   Your Look Has Changed from the First U. K Album; What Prompted That?
  76.   You Were Named One of Rolling Stone's Artists to Watch for 2008, Who Ar
  77.   You've Toured with Kanye, John Legend, Wyclef and More; How Do You Feel
  78.   What's Your Writing Process Like? Do the Melodies/Music Come First or t
  79.   Magnificent by Kardinall Offishall
  80.   I Wanna Live
  81.   All Comes Back to You
  82.   Come Over [Crazy Cousinz Remix] [Crazy Cousinz
  83.   Come Over featuring Livedemo Band
  84.   Superstition
  85.   Majestic Love