Estelle

Feb
24
New Music: Estelle f/ Janelle Monáe – ‘Do My Thing’

Estelle and Janelle Monáe

Estelle asserts her independence on the Ne-Yo-penned “Do My Thing,” a feel-good collaboration with Janelle Monáe off her third album All of Me, in stores and online Tuesday.

“My roll it ain’t your roll, but trust I know just where I’m going,” the Londoner sings on the energetic retro tune, which was inspired by her journey going from her mother’s garage to starting a successful life of her own in the U.S.

Estelle showered praise on her quirky collaborator Monáe. “As another black girl she is so singular,” she told Rap-Up TV. “She’s genuinely nice and I understood where she was coming from with her style and her energy, and I feel that she got me too.”

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Feb
22
New Music: Estelle f/ French Montana & Busta Rhymes – ‘Thank You (Remix)’

Estelle and French Montana

French Montana gets left out in the cold on the remix to Estelle’s Akon-penned single “Thank You,” which also features a previously heard verse from Busta Rhymes. After his girl leaves him, the Bad Boy signee tries to console himself. “Got me feelin’ like Marc when J.Lo left/ Got me feelin’ like Russell when Kimora left,” he raps. Feel his pain.

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Feb
19
New Music: Estelle f/ Busta Rhymes – ‘Thank You (Remix)’

Busta Rhymes and Estelle

Busta Rhymes owns up to his mistakes on the remix to Estelle’s Akon-penned single “Thank You,” which appears on her third album All of Me (Feb. 28). “I know I acted stupid, never admitted guilt, my pride wouldn’t let me do it … I want to see you happy, you’re better off without me,” admits Bussa Buss, before an emotional Estelle finds her strength through heartache.

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Feb
14
New Music: Estelle – ‘Wonderful Life’

Estelle

Estelle spreads some sunshine on “Wonderful Life,” a feel-good record off her third album All of Me (Feb. 28). The British songbird puts the drama aside for one day and just enjoys life’s pleasures.

“Thus far, that is EXACTLY what 2012 has been for the Doll and I hope it has been the same for you darlings,” wrote Estelle.

Put a smile on your face with Estelle’s latest.

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Feb
11
New Music: Estelle f/ Chris Brown & Trey Songz – ‘International (Serious)’

Estelle

Grab your passports and get ready to jet-set across the world with Estelle on “International (Serious),” the David Banner-produced banger off her third album All of Me, due February 28. Chris Brown and a rapping Trey Songz make the journey from St. Tropez to Beijing.

“Why don’t we get on a record and get cocky and talk about traveling and being bougie and shit?” Estelle thought when recording the tune.

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Feb
10
Estelle Performs ‘Thank You’ on ‘Leno’

Estelle

Estelle delivered a heartfelt performance of “Thank You” on Thursday’s “Tonight Show with Jay Leno.” Looking glamorous in a floor-length gown, the British songstress performed the Akon-penned single off her third album All of Me, due February 28 (see tracklisting). After taping “Leno,” Estelle brought her tour to a packed house at L.A.’s Key Club, with VIPs including Angela Bassett and Queen Latifah in attendance.

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Feb
9
Tracklisting: Estelle – ‘All of Me’

All of Me

After a few delays, Estelle is ready to share her third album All of Me. The follow-up to 2008’s Shine features Chris Brown and Trey Songz (“International (Serious)”), Rick Ross (“Break My Heart”), and Janelle Monáe on the Ne-Yo-penned “Do My Thing,” plus contributions from Akon (“Thank You”), John Legend (“Cold Crush”), No I.D., and Jerry Wonda.

Estelle is currently traveling across the country on her “All of Me” tour with Luke James and Stacy Barthe. She will also perform on Thursday’s “Tonight Show with Jay Leno.”

See which 15 tracks made the cut and read our preview in advance of the album’s February 28 release.

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