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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.   More Than Friends
  10.   Fight For It
  11.   The Same
  12.   Time Share (Suite 509)
  13.   Something Good/Devotion (Passion Interlude)
  14.   Speak Ya Mind
  15.   Wonderful Life
  16.   Wait a Minute (Just a Touch)
  17.   Back to Love
  18.   1980
  19.   You Don't Love Me by Virus
  20.   Call These Boys
  21.   She Will Love
  22.   Fall In Love
  23.   Love the Way We Used To
  24.   All Day Long (Blue Skies)
  25.   You Are
  26.   Pretty Please (Love Me)
  27.   Shine
  28.   Crazy
  29.   Don't Talk
  30.   Not Sure
  31.   All That Matters
  32.   Make Her Say (Beat It Up)
  33.   Time After Time
  34.   International (Serious)
  35.   Blue Skies
  36.   Found My Way...
  37.   The Life
  38.   Pretty Please [Love Me] by Cee-Lo & Chi Ching
  39.   Freak
  40.   Superstition
  41.   In the Rain
  42.   Magnificent by Kardinall Offishall
  43.   I'm Gonna Win
  44.   On and On
  45.   Hey Girl
  46.   I Wanna Love You
  47.   Free
  48.   Change is Coming
  49.   Dance Bitch
  50.   Back in Love
  51.   So Much Out the Way
  52.   Gotcha Love
  53.   Silly Girls
  54.   Who We Are
  55.   Cold Crush
  56.   Dance with Me
  57.   Star
  58.   Don't Break It
  59.   Go Gone
  60.   You and I
  61.   All Over Again
  62.   Freedom
  63.   Maybe
  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