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Singer to Watch: Estelle

As British sensation Leona Lewis hurtles towards the USA, there's another singer from across the pond whom I'm really excited about: Estelle. Although she's definitely reminiscent of other R&B singers like Erykah Badu and Lauryn Hill, Estelle's sound stands out as something entirely unique.

Her first album, The 18th Day, was a hit in the UK, and these days, she has all kinds of talent collaborating on her new album, Shine, including Wyclef Jean, will.i.am, Swizz Beats, Mark Ronson, John Legend and Kanye West. That's a pretty good list if you're looking to earn fans in America.

Her new album was supposed to come out in February, but that didn't happen — though hopefully the fact that her singles are being released now means it's coming soon. I love both of the songs — "American Boy" and "Wait a Minute (Just a Touch)" — which feature Kanye and John Legend respectively. You can download them at iTunes, and to check out both videos,

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Miss-Universe Miss-Universe 7 years
I just seen the estelle promo for snoop...its fresh!
sexygirl22 sexygirl22 7 years
Yea that snoop promo is fire
liltamby5 liltamby5 7 years
I love love love Estelle! From her style to her music. That new video with Snoop is fire! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLxPb0xZjOo
idawson idawson 8 years
she was #1 in the UK this past week!
jasmint jasmint 8 years
LOVE HER! I first heard "American Boy" on Mark Ronson's EVR show several weeks ago and I still can't get enough of it!
nyaradzom2001 nyaradzom2001 8 years
I LOVe Estelle!!! Used to hear her music all the time as we listen to a lot of Brit music back home and she's so cool.
controlledspin controlledspin 8 years
I just recently was turned on to her with the American Boy single. I started doing some research after hearing that, and I was really happy with what I heard :)
Ikandy Ikandy 8 years
i wouldnt have noticed her if kanye wasnt featured...love american boy.
pinkflats pinkflats 8 years
ohhh kudos, buzz, for blogging about estelle. i really enjoy her music. so far "free" (i think that's the title of it) is my favorite, but those two songs you posted are creeping up there. yay, estelle!
bellanatella bellanatella 8 years
Recently heard about her as well. Very impressed with her music.
Juicylemon Juicylemon 8 years
I didn't know until I heard her song ''American boy'' which is very good and now I'm looking forward for her album.
JaeB JaeB 8 years
Thank you for posting about Estelle! She is a cool artist and I'm glad she's bringing her music here. She's got something new to offer, definitely. "American Boy" feat. Kanye West is a great song, a must-download.
kaenai kaenai 8 years
I've actually got one of her albums already; she's really good - I like her spark!
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