But more importantly, 'American Boy' launched Estelle to superstar status in with its bouncy production and Kanye West guest feature. The British singer had been signed to John Legend's HomeSchool record label for her second collection Shine , and 'American Boy' proved to be the perfect breakout single. Estelle had some of the biggest names on her side for her major label debut. It was an all-star effort to shine excuse the pun the brightest light on one of the UK's most talented soul singers. For the best part of a year, Estelle looked like the best new thing in music. As well as the commercial success of 'American Boy', she also had the critics on side, scoring a prestigious Mercury Prize nomination for Shine back in
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Estelle Fanta Swaray born 18 January is a British singer, songwriter, rapper, record producer, and actress from Hammersmith , West London , England. Estelle has released several critically acclaimed records and received a Grammy Award. Estelle Swaray was born and raised in Hammersmith , London, England. She was the second born of nine children.