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a street-level mixtape series called Da Heat and further 12"s like "Free" and "Go Gone" helped build a loyal following, and Estelle gave back to the UK hip-hop scene by forming her own Stellarents label to sign new artists.
In October 2004, V2 released her album, it took its title after how Estelle's mother almost died while giving birth to the future singer on 18 January. 35 on the UK albums chart, and generating two top 20 singles.
The album has sold 233,000 copies in the United States as of January 2012.
Shine was one of the twelve nominees for the 2008 Mercury Prize.
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.
Estelle approached Kanye, introduced herself and asked for an introduction to John Legend.
It was also nominated for Song of the Year at the 51st Grammy Awards."American Boy" was Number 7 on Rolling Stone Shine sold enough copies to be certified gold by the British Phonographic Industry, and was shortlisted for the prestigious 2008 Mercury Music Prize.
She has a special voice, unlike any other voice out there in mainstream music, and she can really write. I recognised that in her when I first worked with her in 2004." He continues, "I'm excited and honored to have Estelle as the first artist on my label, Homeschool Records.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.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.Kanye West, Swizz Beatz, Wyclef Jean, Will.i.am, Mark Ronson and Cee-Lo Green and Jack Splash all lend talents to the album, executive produced by John Legend.