She spent her childhood listening to her parents' reggae records and her aunt's soul collection before discovering hip hop."I got into hip hop from my uncle; he was always playing us Kool G Rap and Big Daddy Kane; he was a bad boy and my mum wasn't really happy that I was hanging out with him".Estelle is full of single men and women like you looking for dates, lovers, friendship, and fun.Finding them is easy with our totally FREE Estelle dating service.She made her solo debut in 2003 with the 12" "Excuse Me", released on the label Paradise Isle.Her career got a jump-start in the early 2000s when she happened to see Kanye West sitting in a restaurant while on a trip to Los Angeles.
She eventually got that introduction, and Legend eventually helped produce two songs on her debut album.
Her fellow employees encouraged her to take a chance and get on the mic on-stage; soon she was playing numerous London clubs and appearing with the likes of Manuva and Rodney P.
Local hero Skitz asked her to appear on his 2000 album, Countryman, and soon she landed on albums by artists such as The 57th Dynasty and Blak Twang.
Instead, spiritual music—particularly American gospel—and traditional African music were what Estelle grew up listening to.
However, she would sometimes listen to hip hop when not at home.
The second album, Shine, was released in April 2008 and peaked at number six in the UK, while "American Boy" topped the UK chart and reached the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 in the US.