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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.   Not Sure
  10.   Dance with Me
  11.   Call These Boys
  12.   Back in Love
  13.   1980
  14.   International (Serious)
  15.   Back to Love
  16.   Don't Break It
  17.   Love the Way We Used To
  18.   Wonderful Life
  19.   All Over Again
  20.   No Substitute Love
  21.   Pretty Please (Love Me)
  22.   Shine
  23.   Wait a Minute (Just a Touch)
  24.   On and On
  25.   Hey Girl
  26.   Free
  27.   Go Gone
  28.   Change is Coming
  29.   Dance Bitch
  30.   So Much Out the Way
  31.   Don't Talk
  32.   All That Matters
  33.   Gotcha Love
  34.   Make Her Say (Beat It Up)
  35.   Time After Time
  36.   Fall In Love
  37.   Blue Skies
  38.   Who We Are
  39.   Cold Crush
  40.   Magnificent by Kardinall Offishall
  41.   More Than Friends
  42.   I Wanna Love You
  43.   She Will Love
  44.   Silly Girls
  45.   Fight For It
  46.   The Same
  47.   Time Share (Suite 509)
  48.   Something Good/Devotion (Passion Interlude)
  49.   Speak Ya Mind
  50.   Found My Way...
  51.   You and I
  52.   The Life
  53.   Pretty Please [Love Me] by Cee-Lo & Chi Ching
  54.   Star
  55.   All Day Long (Blue Skies)
  56.   Superstition
  57.   In the Rain
  58.   Freedom
  59.   I'm Gonna Win
  60.   Crazy
  61.   Maybe
  62.   You Are by John Legend
  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