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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.   Come Over
  6.   Conqueror
  7.   Do My Thing
  8.   Freak
  9.   Shine
  10.   On and On
  11.   Time Share (Suite 509)
  12.   International (Serious)
  13.   More Than Friends
  14.   Freedom
  15.   Free
  16.   Fight For It
  17.   Fall In Love
  18.   The Life
  19.   Wonderful Life
  20.   All Day Long (Blue Skies)
  21.   No Substitute Love
  22.   Magnificent by Kardinall Offishall
  23.   Maybe
  24.   1980
  25.   Not Sure
  26.   Make Her Say (Beat It Up)
  27.   Something Good/Devotion (Passion Interlude)
  28.   Time After Time
  29.   Speak Ya Mind
  30.   Back to Love
  31.   Found My Way...
  32.   Don't Break It
  33.   You and I
  34.   Pretty Please [Love Me] by Cee-Lo & Chi Ching
  35.   All Over Again
  36.   So Much Out the Way
  37.   Back in Love
  38.   Pretty Please (Love Me)
  39.   Wait a Minute (Just a Touch)
  40.   I'm Gonna Win
  41.   Change is Coming
  42.   Don't Talk
  43.   Go Gone
  44.   Call These Boys
  45.   She Will Love
  46.   Gotcha Love
  47.   Silly Girls
  48.   Blue Skies
  49.   Cold Crush
  50.   Love the Way We Used To
  51.   Star
  52.   In the Rain
  53.   You Are by John Legend
  54.   Dance with Me
  55.   Hey Girl
  56.   Crazy
  57.   Dance Bitch
  58.   All That Matters
  59.   The Same
  60.   Who We Are
  61.   Superstition
  62.   I Wanna Love You
  63.   Harmonika
  64.   All Over Again by Royston
  65.   Go Gone, Pt. 2
  66.   How Did You Get Involved with John Legend and Come to Be Signed to Home
  67.   Who Are Your Muical Influences/Inspirations?
  68.   What Should We Expect from Your New Album?
  69.   What Was It Like Working with Kanye West? Wyclef? Mark Ronson? How Did
  70.   Originally Being from the UK, How Do You Think the Us Compares? What Ar
  71.   Talk About the Current Single "American Boy". Where Did the Song Come F
  72.   How Are American Guys Different from British Guys?
  73.   You've Been Compared to Lauryn Hill by the Press; How Do You Feel About
  74.   Your Look Has Changed from the First U. K Album; What Prompted That?
  75.   You Were Named One of Rolling Stone's Artists to Watch for 2008, Who Ar
  76.   You've Toured with Kanye, John Legend, Wyclef and More; How Do You Feel
  77.   What's Your Writing Process Like? Do the Melodies/Music Come First or t
  78.   Magnificent by Kardinall Offishall
  79.   I Wanna Live
  80.   All Comes Back to You
  81.   Come Over [Crazy Cousinz Remix] [Crazy Cousinz
  82.   Come Over
  83.   Superstition by Estelle Swaray
  84.   Majestic Love