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Estelle Fanta Swaray, simply known as Estelle, is a British singer-songwriter, rapper, producer and Grammy-Award Winner from West-London, England. In league with other contemporary british sirens like Amy Winehouse, Adele and Duffy, Estelle is known for her eclectic mix of various musical genres including R&B, soul, reggae, hip hop, pop and dance. She has experienced significant mainstream success with the single “American Boy” feat. Kanye West reaching #1 in several countries, for her collaboration with David Guetta in “One Love” and also with songs like “1980”, “Free” and “Go Gone” in the UK.

Estelle is one of the UK’s most celebrated R&B idols, and with a string of critically acclaimed chart-topping hits and platinum-selling albums, she is known for her high-profile collaborations with many of the world’s most famous artists including Kanye West, David Guetta, John Legend, Robin Thicke and will.i.am. She is currently voicing Garnet in Cartoon Network’s “Steven Universe.”

Estelle Swaray was born and raised in West London, England. Her mother’s family came from the West African nation of Senegal, and her father is from the small Caribbean island of Grenada. She was the second born of eight children. Estelle’s parent’s were very religious when she was growing up, and secular music wasn’t allowed in the family’s home. Instead, spiritual music - particularly American gospel - and traditional African music were what Estelle grew up listening to. She’s previously revealed though, that she would sometimes listen to hip-hop when not at home. By the time she was in her early 20s, she had decided on a music career.

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