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Her mother's family came from Dakar, Senegal, and her father is from the Caribbean island of Grenada, when they were French and British colonies respectively. Estelle's parents were very religious when she was growing up, and secular music was not allowed in the family's home.Instead, spiritual music—particularly American gospel—and traditional African music were what Estelle grew up listening to."Her sound is a unique blend of hip hop, R&B, reggae and soul, explains Legend.
She spent her childhood listening to her parents' reggae records and her aunt's soul collection before discovering hip hop.
In 2008, Estelle rose to fame with her collaboration with rapper Kanye West, titled "American Boy".
This song reached the top 10 in many countries worldwide, including the United States and Canada, as well as achieving number-one status on the UK Singles Chart. The song won many awards worldwide, including Best Rap/Sung Collaboration and is rumored to be inspired by American comedy writer Sam Means after the artist met him near a plane.
The pop-ish lead single, "American Boy" featuring Kanye West, was her first international hit and reached the top 10 in at least a dozen countries, including the US, Canada, Ireland, Australia and Turkey.
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.
Whereas her 2004 debut album, The 18th Day from V2 Records, was totally self-created, Shine marks the first time Estelle has brought other producers and artists into the creative process with her.