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Estelle in 2008
Estelle Fanta Swaray

(1980-01-18) 18 January 1980 (age 42)
Nationality British
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • record producer
  • rapper
Years active 2004–present
Musical career
  • V2
  • Atlantic
  • Home School Records
  • London New Records
  • 1980 Records
Associated acts

Estelle Fanta Swaray, better known under the name Estelle, formerly known as Est'elle (born January 18, 1980) is an English Grammy Award-winning R&B, hip hop and soul singer-songwriter. She was born in Hammersmith, London, England.

In 2004, two of Estelle's singles made it into the charts. These were "1980" and "Free". She also won a MOBO Award for "Best Newcomer". The videos to both of her songs were directed by Andy Hylton. "Free" was written by Estelle. It was produced by Jimmy Hogarth. Her first album,The 18th Day was number 35 in the UK Albums Chart.

In 2008, Estelle worked with rapper Kanye West on her song "American Boy". This song reached the top 10 in many countries. It was number one on the UK Singles Chart and in Belgium and Israel. The song won many awards. These included a Grammy Award for best Rap / collaboration. The song was also nominated for the Grammy for "Song of the Year". "American Boy" was Number 7 on Rolling Stone's list of the 100 Best Songs of 2008. Her album Shine was released after the single. It was on the albums chart in most countries. It was number 6 in the UK. Estelle also released a new single with American rapper Busta Rhymes. It is called "World Go Round". The single was on his album Back on My B.S. which was released on 19 May 2009.

Her third album All of Me was released on February 28, 2012 in the US.

Estelle does the voice of Garnet, one of the main characters in the cartoon Steven Universe.


Studio albums
  • The 18th Day... (2004)
  • Shine (2008)
  • All of Me (2012)
  • True Romance (2015)
  • iTunes Live: London Sessions (2008)
  • Estelle Live @ LiveDEMO Berlin (2008)
  • Love & Happiness (Volume I: Love Jones) (2013)
  • Love & Happiness (Volume II: Waiting To Exhale) (2013)
  • Love & Happiness (Volume III: How Stella Got Her Groove Back) (2013)
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