Estelle is ringing in the new year with a new album. The British songbird has set an early 2012 release date for her third project.
All of Me, the oft-delayed follow-up to 2008’s Shine, is set to arrive on February 28 via HomeSchool/Atlantic Records. The album features the singles “Break My Heart” with Rick Ross and the Akon-penned “Thank You.” A video for the latter is currently in pre-production.
Other contributors on All of Me include Janelle Monáe on the Ne-Yo-penned “Do My Thing,” Common (“Victorious”), No I.D., and Jerry “Wonda” Duplessis, among others.
Estelle has lined up a series of high-profile appearances in advance of the album’s release. On November 1, she will join Gym Class Heroes on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” to perform the band’s hit single “Stereo Hearts.” She will also co-host the American Music Awards digital red carpet festivities for ABC.com on November 20 and appear alongside Joan Rivers on E!’s “Fashion Police” for their post-AMAs special, airing November 25.
Additionally, Estelle will team up with Gym Class Heroes frontman Travie McCoy and The Roots to cover Teddy Pendergrass’ classic “Wake Up Everybody” on “VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul.” The special will air December 19.