Estelle

Jan
27
Album Preview: Estelle – ‘All of Me’

Estelle

It might take nine months for a woman to have a child, but Estelle waited a sweet three years before delivering her most recent baby, her third album All of Me. And she’s definitely got that glow. The British songstress took some time off to rediscover why she loves making music and returned to the scene with an extremely personal and glamorous, yet round-the-way compilation that hits every brick of her relationship path.

The doe-eyed chanteuse, clad in a generous amount of black lace and confidence, presented 10 tracks from her upcoming album to an intimate audience of media outlets at Openhouse, a sultry lounge in New York City on Wednesday night. With her mentor John Legend by her side, she explained the thought process behind each song, receiving head nods and “amens” along the way.

Estelle offered up a taste of what’s to come (Note: This is not the final tracklisting), plus a comforting promise that lamenting a relationship doesn’t always have to be a solo process, especially when you have many “persons of interest,” as she coyly calls them, waiting in the wings.

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Jan
18
Video: Estelle – ‘Thank You’

Estelle

Estelle takes a stand for her ladies in the empowering video for “Thank You,” the second single off her third album All of Me (Feb. 28). When the fashionable diva realizes that she’s being cheated on, she kicks her man to the curb in the most classy of ways. Actor Tracey Dukes plays her love interest in the Iren Sheffield-directed clip.

“He basically tries to play me like I’m a sucker,” explained the British songstress, who turns 32 today. But it’s Estelle who gets the last laugh.

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Jan
17
Behind the Video: Estelle – ‘Thank You’

Estelle

Estelle shows off her acting chops and designer wardrobe in the behind-the-scenes video for “Thank You,” the Akon-penned single from her third album All of Me (Feb. 28). The full video premieres tomorrow on “106 & Park.”

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Jan
13
New Music: Estelle – ‘Oliver Twist’

Estelle

Estelle reps for the ladies on her remix to Nigerian singer and G.O.O.D. Music signee D’Banj’s “Oliver Twist.” The British songstress, whose new album All of Me drops February 28, shouts out her American and British boys including Kanye West, Usher, and Tinie Tempah, but has a special place in her heart for her African brothers. Shake it from Syria to Ghana with the tribal rhythm.

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Jan
10
Album Cover: Estelle – ‘All of Me’

All of Me

Estelle keeps it simple and classy on the black-and-white cover for her third album All of Me, due February 28 via HomeSchool/Atlantic Records. The follow-up to 2008’s Shine features the singles “Break My Heart” with Rick Ross and the Akon-helmed “Thank You,” along with contributions from Janelle Monáe on the Ne-Yo-penned “Do My Thing,” Common (“Victorious”), No I.D., and Jerry “Wonda” Duplessis, among others.

The British songstress will embark on a month-long U.S. tour in support of the project. The 14-date trek kicks off February 2 in Cleveland.

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Jan
5
Estelle Maps Out ‘All of Me’ Tour

Estelle

Estelle is hitting the road for the new year. The British songstress will embark on a 14-date tour in support of her third album All of Me, due February 28. The month-long trek kicks off February 2 in Cleveland, playing intimate shows in cities across the U.S. including Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Dallas, Atlanta, and New York, before wrapping February 24 in Boston. Find out when Estelle is coming to a city near you.

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Dec
20
‘VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul’ Performances [Video]

Jennifer Hudson and Mary J. Blige

The divas brought the house down at “VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul.” The biggest voices in music paid homage to the great cities of soul music including Chicago, Detroit, London, Memphis, and Philadelphia during the star-studded show, which aired on Monday night. Veteran divas (Chaka Khan, Mavis Staples) and divas-in-training (Jessie J, Florence Welch) dueted on Motown classics.

Mary J. Blige, Jennifer Hudson, and Kelly Clarkson kicked things off with a medley of their hits, Florence + The Machine paid tribute to Amy Winehouse with “Back to Black,” and Jessie J joined Jennifer Hudson for “Knock on Wood.”

Watch these diva-licious moments and more below.

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