THE POP FIX Predicts: Poppin’ Artist

By David • Apr 2nd, 2008 • Category: Features, Lead Story




Already no. 1 in the UK, Estelle is demanding attention from American fans with her single, “American Boy” featuring Kanye West. The singer released her newest album “SHINE” last month under John Legend’s new record label, HomeSchool Records.

Already a success in her home country of England, Estelle is becoming recognized as being the first lady of hip hop in her home country.

The premise for “American Boy” was actually a bit of a joke, said Estelle to The London Paper. She recorded it with Will.I.Am and both of them agreed that though the lyrics were a bit of a stretch, the entire song just worked.

With lyrics like “And no I aint been to MIA, I heard that Cali never rains and New York heart awaits. First let’s see the west end,” the song is a mix between funk, old school, and R&B. Estelle sings over the electronic beat with a subtlety that’s far from being saccharine but still warm and sweet.

We predict that Estelle will become another British diva following in the steps of Leona Lewis. With the backing and acknowledgment of Will.I.Am, John Legend, and Kanye West, who’s to say she can’t do it?

Wanna see her perform? She’s touring all throughout the U.S.

Here are the locations and dates:

Apr 8 2008 6:00P
House of Blues – Cambridge Room Cleveland, Ohio
Apr 9 2008 6:00P
House of Blues Chicago, Illinois
Apr 11 2008 6:00P
Grand Central Lounge Detroit, Michigan
Apr 12 2008 6:00P
Mod Club Toronto, Ontario
Apr 13 2008 6:00P
The Fillmore at TLA Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Apr 15 2008 7:00P
Zanzibar on the Waterfront DC, Washington DC
Apr 16 2008 6:00P
Amos’ Southend Charlotte, North Carolina
Apr 17 2008 6:00P
Sugar Hill Atlanta, Georgia
Apr 22 2008 8:00P
The Culture Room Ft Lauderdale,, Florida
Apr 26 2008 6:00P
CW Post – Long Island University Brookville, New York
Apr 28 2008 7:00P
Highline Ballroom New York, New York
May 1 2008 8:00P
Temple Bar Los Angeles, California
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