Fact: R&B star Ne-Yo celebrated his 30th birthday in New York City on Wednesday (17Oct12) by dining at Acme with his best pals actor/model Tyson Beckford, singer Estelle and rapper Fabolous. The So Sick hitmaker officially marked the age milestone on Thursday (18Oct12).
Tweet: "I hear we have a Lil princess of Sweden named Estelle....perfect name.... God bless the parents and newborn. Enjoy this time. Love." Singer/rapper Estelle is proud to share her name with Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel's newborn daughter Estelle Silvia Ewa Mary.
Quote: "All the artists who were underground are now superstars, from Tinie Tempah to Professor Green. It's just brilliant. Every time I see them they say, 'You did so much for us. You went to America and proved a British artist can make it.' I always feel so humbled." British singer/rapper Estelle, who now lives in New York, is proud of the success of fellow U.K. urban acts.
Tweet: "She looks so young and pretty. Her sister's dress is everything. Yup. Wearing a dress today. Just cos." British soul star Estelle plans to honour the new Duchess of Cambridge and the royal wedding by wearing a posh dress on Friday (29Apr11).
Tweet: "Happy birthday to Estelle! One of the coolest, chillest, reallest (sic) ones I know!!! Wish so much joy and happiness upon you." Solange Knowles wishes her pal ESTELLE a happy 31st birthday on Tuesday (18Jan11).
Tweet: "I get that (The) Social Network is the film of a generation but Inception and The King's Speech are/seem just as brilliant. Come on be fair??" Singer Estelle is unimpressed that THE SOCIAL NETWORK swept the board at the Golden Globes on Sunday (16Jan11). The movie landed four honours, including the coveted Best Picture (Drama) trophy over INCEPTION and THE KING'S SPEECH.
Tweet: "I'm so p**sed I'm not gonna be in Miami tonight because of flight cancellations/weather! SUX." R&B singer Estelle has been left stranded in New York after her flight to Miami, Florida was cancelled on Wednesday (01Dec10).
Fact: British singer Estelle celebrated turning 30 with a star-studded birthday bash in Manhattan, New York on Monday night (18Jan10). The American Boy hitmaker was joined by pals Tyson Beckford and John Legend at hotspot Abe & Arthur's, where she hopped into the DJ both and sang a special rendition of the Trey Songz hit Say Aah.
Fact: Singer John Legend celebrated his 31st birthday on Monday (28Dec09) with a star-studded party at New York City club SL. Guests included Zach Braff, Lindsay Lohan, Kid Cudi and British singer Estelle.
Quote: "Everyone and their auntie is doing the 50s look, corseted dresses and half a head shaved. I was rocking that hairstyle back in 2005 when Rihanna was chilling in Barbados." British singer Estelle thinks the UMBRELLA hitmaker is copying her old style.
Quote: "Grace Jones must have the most incredible wardrobe. I'd cry if I got the chance to see it. Then I'd pray that I'm the same size as her and try to sneak off with a few things." British singer Estelle idolises Grace Jones' style.
Quote: Anyone who spends $600 on a simple black tee is just trying to prove how expensive they are. Grammy winning singer Estelle insists she won't fall victim to outlandish celebrity spending habits.
Quote: "I'll give it to my mum. She has all the awards. If it's in front of my face, I won't try as hard - I'll think I've already won one and get content." R&B singer Estelle on her plans for her Grammy Award trophy. The star won gold at the 8 February (09) ceremony for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for her hit single AMERICAN BOY featuring Kanye West.
Quote: "People come up to me in the street like they're my friend, they feel like they know me. Once there was a girl who started crying in front of the stage and I was like, 'Okay, that freaks me out'." British singer Estelle has had some strange experiences since shooting to fame.
Quote: "I used to be a c**p judge of character, I had to get rid of a lot of people who I thought were friends. I'm not mad or bitter, you just have to clean the deck every couple of months and let better people come in." Estelle is careful not to let people get too close.
Quote: "She's just herself and that's been Amy from day one. People don't want to leave her alone. I think she's an honest artist and we don't see a lot of that right now, people writing exactly what they feel." Estelle is a fan of troubled singer Amy Winehouse.
Quote: "I was like, 'Oh God, she's gonna break any minute now.' I have so much respect... I love people like that." Singer Estelle was among those who feared pregnant M.I.A. would be giving birth at the Grammy Awards on Sunday (08Feb09).
Quote: "I said to him, 'I'm a big fan of yours, but I really want to meet John Legend.'" British singer Estelle on first meeting Kanye West, five years before the pair recorded their hit single AMERICAN BOY.
Fact: Artists including Lily Allen, Mick Jones, Duffy and Estelle are lending their vocals to the new War Child charity album. The stars will cover classic tracks for the LP Heroes, which is slated for release in the U.K. on 19 February (09).
Quote: "When I sell 100 trillion records, then I can allow myself to get a bit diva. But until then, nah. I don't think it's in my nature. I'm definitely a diva in the sense I know what I want and I get it done, but not in the sense of being horrible to people." British singer Estelle won't be making any ludicrous demands in the near future.
Quote: "I'm ecstatic and dizzy with it all. I just can't take it all in. This has definitely been a defining moment for me." Estelle is still in shock over her Grammy nomination for her hit track American Boy.
Quote: "I think my one indulgence is red velvet cake." R+B star Estelle.
Quote: "I don't have this sensational story on the level of these extracurricular activities... I think I'm interesting enough... I don't feel like I need to me smoking, taking drugs, drinking, getting arrested to sell my record... I like my Grey Goose (vodka), but that's about as far as it goes. I'm not that person. I don't see the necessity in going crazy." Clean-cut R+B sensation Estelle takes a swipe at fellow British chart rival Amy Winehouse.
Quote: "My mum did a great job... considering what she had to work with... None of us have been to prison, none of us are crazy, no one's tried to kill no one, everyone's gainfully employed or studying." Estelle, who is one of nine kids in her family, pays tribute to her mum.
Fact: Welsh soul star Duffy will compete against the likes of Estelle and Leona Lewis for the Best U.K. Video category at next month's (Sep08) MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs). Duffy's WARWICK AVENUE is nominated for the award, alongside Estelle's AMERICAN BOY, Lewis' BLEEDING LOVE, Coldplay'S VIOLET HILL, and Ting Tings' SHUT UP AND LET ME GO.
Quote: "Sometimes, they just stare at me. If I'm in a cab, I have to repeat myself several times, or say it in an American accent." New York based British singer/rapper Estelle admits her fellow Big Apple residents often fail to understand her London twang.
Quote: "I don't mind showing my legs off now, but when I'm 30, I am wrapping them up. Everything goes south after 30." Singer/rapper Estelle, 28, is making the most of her figure while she can.
Quote: "I am the female version of JAY-Z. I thought, `When Jay-Z knows who I am, when he wants to work with me, then I'll have made it.' Everyone else could go to hell." Singer Estelle on learning her rap idol had covered her song AMERICAN BOY on his recent European tour.
Quote: "When I listen to Amy Winehouse, I believe that her heart and soul is in the music, or if I listen to other British artists like Duffy or Estelle. The aesthetic of it is different, and it's my point of view. It's not anything formulaic." Superstar JAY-Z is a big fan of U.K. soul acts.
Fact: Singer/rapper Estelle's single AMERICAN BOY topped the U.K. singles chart on Sunday (23Mar08) on downloads alone, a feat only ever achieved by two other artists - Gnarls Barkley, for Crazy, and Rihanna, for Umbrella. The American Boy CD single was released in the U.K. on Monday (24Mar08).
Quote: "He's like a brother, kind of awkward and shy." British singer/rapper Estelle doesn't fancy producer MARK RONSON.
Quote: "They're both hot! They're both crazy and if I was allowed to marry two guys, I'd probably marry them both!" British singer/rapper Estelle loved working with R+B star John Legend and rapper Kanye West for her new album SHINE.