Estelle

ESTELLE ATTACKS ‘BLINDNESS’ TO BLACK TALENT

  Singling out Adele and Duffy, who she knocked off the number one spot at the weekend, she says: “I’m not mad at them, but I’m wondering – how the hell is there not a single black person in the press singing soul? Adele ain’t soul. She sounds like she heard some Aretha records once, and she’s got a deeper voice – that don’t mean she’s soul. That don’t mean nothing to me in the grand scheme of my life as a []

ESTELLE PERFORMS ‘AMERICAN BOY’ ON RADIO 1’s LIVE LOUNGE

  According to inside sources Estelle will hit the number 1 spot on the UK singles chart this Sunday. A friend said to me today…. “Just how backwards is the Estelle situation? She relocated to the US and had to record a track featuring Kanye West about an ‘American Boy’, in order to get to the top of the UK charts……. “ And it’s true the situation is unbelievably backwards. She toiled in her homeland for years trying to get her career off the ground, and the UK music industry more []

ESTELLE APPEARS ON TRL’S SPANKIN NEW MUSIC WEEK

  Atlantic Records/Homeschool are really putting the publicity machine behind singer/rapper Estelle and her fouthcoming album ‘Shine’. She was present at the Grammys, featured on E! News as the next artist to watch out for, and now she’s appeared on TRL.  And on top of all that Estelle is also getting a lot of love from black bloggers/entertainment sites Stateside. So, after years of toiling away here in the UK, going nowhere fast, in a country where extremely talented black homegrown talent, continue to be despised, ignored and shoved to one side by the industry, in order to make way []

QUOTES OF THE DAY: ESTELLE

“John calling me the next Amy; I’m not pleased about that. I understand what he is saying; like I am the next takeover artist from the UK but we have no other similarities.” (Estelle talks about John Legend likening her to Amy Winehouse) Estelle needs to give John Legend one bitch lick across the face! Estelle and Amy are two totally different types of artist. And I suppose he has it in his head now that Amy is some how the queen of British black Soul music. The saviour….  “I []