Through which her aforementioned current single and new, second album `Shine` are now released.
Boasting a veritable A-list of contemporary US urban producers (will.i.am; Wyclef Jean; Mark Ronson; Cee-Lo Green; Swizz Beats; plus Legend himself), the song-driven hooks, grooves, instant lyrics and unforgettable melodies of `Shine` look set to firmly establish Estelle as one of 2008`s premier international breakthrough acts.
John Legend's debut CD Get Lifted & sophomore CD Once John Legend is the winner of five Grammy Awards.
John Legend has announced a string of exciting arena dates for 2017.
High off the success of his third consecutive Top 10 album, Evolver (2008), Legend embarked on an extensive world tour with an 11 piece band - his largest traveling show to date.
Inspired by the monumental 2008 Presidential election, Legend teamed up with The Roots to release the socially conscious album, Wake Up!
The product of a Sengalese mother and Granadan father, Estelle experienced a strictly religious yet impoverished childhood as one of eight siblings in West London, before years of performing on the capital`s live hip hop/soul circuit eventually led to her first record deal with UK independent V2 Records in 2004.
Despite her Top 40 debut album for V2 - `The 18th Day` - spawning two Top 20 singles (`1980` and `Free`) and receiving widespread critical acclaim, however, differences of musical opinion would see Estelle leave said label within a year of its autumn 2004 release to prestigiously end up becoming the first signing to globally-successful US soul singer/writer John Legend`s newly-formed Home School Records.
And John (Legend) just said to me `Why don`t you write a song about meeting an American boy? So I was like `Well, that`s pretty easy` - because I have a lot of male friends out there in New York.
And I unwittingly ended up creating a new ladies` anthem!
John also sits on the Boards of The Education Equality Project, Teach for America, and the Harlem Village Academies.
Legend has been honored several times for his activism, including the 2010 BET Humanitarian of the Year award, the 2009 CARE Humanitarian Award for Global Change, and the 2009 Africare’s Bishop John T. In early 2012, Legend released one of the hottest songs of his career, the RIAA gold-certified hit “Tonight (Best You’ve Ever Had),” which sat atop the Urban AC radio chart for six consecutive weeks.
And Kanye basically just brought his own cheeky self to the track, his own sense of humour.