Estelle

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Estelle Fanta Swaray commonly known as Estelle is an English R&B singer-songwriter, rapper and record producer. 

In 2009, she won a Grammy Award for her song "American Boy" featuring Kanye West in the category Best Rap/Sung Collaboration as well receiving the MOBO for 'Best Newcomer' and received three consecutive 'Best Female Artist' trophies from the UK Hip hop Awards. 

Estelle was born in Hammersmith, London, England. In 2004 she broke into the charts with "1980" and "Free" and won a MOBO Award for Best Newcomer. Both of the videos were directed by Andy Hylton and received much airplay on music channels. "Free" was written by Estelle and produced by Jimmy Hogarth. 

Her first album,The 18th Day charted at number 35 in the UK Albums Chart. Estelle teamed up with short lived pop band 3SL for their single "Touch Me Tease Me".

In 2013, Estelle announced the launch of New London Records, an independent label in partnership with BMG, with whom she's worked as a writer since 2003. Estelle will release the second and third volumes of her three-volume EP Love & Happiness on the new label (the first volume, Love Jones, was released in June), taking creative control of her current and future musical endeavors. "This is a new and exciting move for me," Estelle said in a press release. "BMG has been an awesome partner throughout my career, and with New London we plan to continue bridging the gap between soul, R&B, London and New York -- uniting them through music." 

Added BMG executive president Richard Blackstone, "Estelle has been a valued member of the BMG family as a writer for some time now. She is a deeply passionate artist gifted with a tremendous voice and has music running through her veins. We are thrilled that Estelle has expanded our relationship and entered into a new partnership with BMG Label Services to release her upcoming album." She also began voicing Garnet in the animated series Steven Universe.

In 2014, Estelle performed live at Amber Lounge, the original Formula One after-party, in Singapore. She returned for an exclusive performance at Amber Lounge Abu Dhabi in November. In March 2014, she premiered the first single off her fourth album True Romance which was "Make Her Say (Beat It Up)." The follow-up single "Conqueror" premiered on 15 July 2014. After numerous delays, the album was released on 17 February 2015 in the US.

In 2015, Estelle guest starred in the hit Fox TV show Empire, singing the duet version of her single "Conqueror" with Jussie Smollett, refueling sales of the single (peaking at #42 on the Hot 100 and #15 on R&B) and making it her biggest US hit since her Grammy-winning "American Boy" with Kanye West. In October 2015, Estelle accepted the invitation to be the grand marshal of Howard University Homecoming vs. Norfolk State University. She also sang "We'll Be There", the theme song for We Bare Bears.

Awards:

2009: Best Rap/Sung Collaboration Grammy for "American Boy" (with Kanye West).
2008: World Music Award for Best New R&B Act.
2008: MOBO Award for Best UK Female.
2008: MOBO Award for Best Song, for "American Boy."

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