magazine credit: Pride
Over the past weekend, I headed over to my local newsstand where I pick up a copy of "Pride" magazine.
London's R&B songbird Estelle is on the cover of the magazine's December edition.
Considering the hoopla surrounding Estelle thanks to John Legend and Kanye West, I decided to read the cover story and I was surprised to learn that Estelle is half Senegalese and half Grenadian.
Quick scoops on Estelle:
-She's a VH1 "You Oughta Know" artist.
-John Legend's Homeschool Records has her as a labelmate.
-She's the oldest of 8.
-Virgin Unite has her as their Ambassador.
-Her full name is Estelle Swaray.
-"Shine", Estelle's new record, drops May 2008. On this new album, Estelle worked with Wyclef Jean, Will.i.am, Swizz Beats, Mark Ronson and Kanye West.
-She's best known for her hit, "1980".
-Estelle sings, writes, produces, and raps.
Check out her video for "Wait A Minute (Just A Touch)":
Will.i.am produced "Wait A Minute".
"American Boy" with Kanye West is Estelle's current single:
Speaking of which, Estelle was spotted in Brooklyn filming her "American Boy" video with Kanye West and John Legend:
Photo credit: Concrete Loop via Filmmagic.
Live performances and interviews:
Wait A Minute at Jools Holland
Shine at Jools Holland
Estelle and John Legend interview
Estelle's videography (notable music videos Estelle worked on):
-"Free" featuring So Solid and John Legend
-"Touch Me, Tease Me" featuring 3SL
Links to Estelle:
Estelle's Official Site
Estelle's Myspace page
Estelle's YouTube page