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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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    R&B and Soul Mix

    R&B and Soul Mix
    2 songs

    Gay Anthems

    Gay Anthems
    1 song

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

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