Born 18 January 1980.

British vocalist/MC Estelle Swaray

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Estelle chats to Sian Anderson

UK star Estelle joins Sian Anderson on the phone from New York, to chat about her new EP.

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Estelle Fanta Swaray (born 18 January 1980) commonly known as Estelle is a English singer-songwriter, rapper, producer, vocal arranger and Grammy-Award Winner from West-London, England. In league with other contemporary British soul sirens like Amy Winehouse, Adele and Duffy, Estelle is known for her eclectic mix of various musical genres including R&B, soul, reggae, grime, hip hop, and even dance. She has experienced significant mainstream success with the single "American Boy” feat. Kanye West reaching #1 in the United Kingdom and worldwide.

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  1. Review of All of Me

    All of Me 2012

    Reviewed by Nick Levine
    This long-awaited third set is remarkable for its lack of standout hits.
  2. Review of Shine

    Shine 2008

    Reviewed by Maxine Headley
    Estelle thinks outside the box - no gimmicks, no comparisons needed.
  3. Review of The 18th Day

    The 18th Day 2004

    Reviewed by Chris Carter
    This is a promising and slickly-produced debut which possesses enough easy charisma to...
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