Estelle - American Boy (ft. Kanye West)

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Postby allthatjazz » Wed Dec 31, 2008 11:03 pm

She should have released Shine after this as it follows on and shows another side of her!
Its different in the sense its the hip/hop rappin Estelle some wouldn't have seen!
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Postby UKMusicLova » Wed Feb 04, 2009 4:30 pm

BIG NEWS

Estelle is performing this song with Kanye West at the Grammy Awards!!! :o :o :o
HUGE promotion. A good performance will give both the song and her albums healthy boosts in the US! :D
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Postby Star » Mon Feb 09, 2009 1:57 am

Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration - :P :P :P :P :P
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Postby topopMAC1 » Mon Feb 09, 2009 4:04 am

Star wrote:Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration - :P :P :P :P :P
:D :D :D :D :D Awessssssooooooome!!! Well done Estelle! :D
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Postby CAyoungtalent » Mon Feb 09, 2009 4:14 am

I think this song deserves it! One of my favorite songs of the year.
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Postby UKMusicLova » Mon Feb 09, 2009 7:29 am

That is amazing! Well done to Estelle! She is now a Grammmy award winning singer/rapper/songwriter/producer! :D
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Postby HeyMrDJ » Mon Feb 09, 2009 12:11 pm

She seems to have dropped off the radar. I think it was all about the song (or should that be Kanye :lol:) rather than her.
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Postby king_oxymoron » Mon Feb 09, 2009 7:18 pm

She hasn't really followed up the success, no, but there's no doubt over whether we'll get a new album - she's a Mercury Award nominated, Grammy winning top 10 artist!
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Postby Franckoty007 » Mon Feb 09, 2009 11:01 pm

Congrats!
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Postby Star » Mon Feb 09, 2009 11:04 pm

Sadly, this has dropped out of the nominations for Best Single at the Brits, at the end of Round 2. Only 5 singles will make it through to the final round.
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Postby king_oxymoron » Mon Feb 09, 2009 11:11 pm

Oh, yes, that's what I was going to post! I literally can't believe it was the least voted of the 10 :(

Also, what was Round 1 for? After round 1, all 10 songs remained. Weird.
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Postby Glitta06 » Mon Feb 09, 2009 11:22 pm

Glad this won an award. It's still a great song despite having the crap played out of it!

I can't find the link atm, but has anyone seen the video of her on youtube where she's dancing to Yeah by Usher? She was actually surprisingly ace. I always thought she was a bit.. clumsy on stage :lol:
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Postby king_oxymoron » Mon Feb 09, 2009 11:41 pm

Yeah it's in one of these topics somewhere... I've seen her multiple times and I had NO IDEA!!
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Postby Glitta06 » Mon Feb 09, 2009 11:46 pm

When my friend linked me to it I thought it was gonna be one of those 'lol Estelle falls on her ass' vids, so I was in shock when I saw it. She should do a full on slick routine in one of her videos!
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Postby UKMusicLova » Tue Feb 10, 2009 7:46 am

This has shot back up to #25 on US iTunes! :D
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Postby UKMusicLova » Wed Feb 11, 2009 5:13 pm

Estelle will be performing with Solange at the House of Blues!

I know it's not important really...but well they were my 2 favourite acts of 2008...gutted I can't go! :cry:
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Postby JoshuaBuzz » Thu Feb 12, 2009 4:30 pm

Go Estelle!

She should have followed this up with "Shine", "In the Rain", "More than Friends" and lots and lots of promo! Instead of just performing American Boy at all of the big gigs and just releasing crappy singles half-heartedly all over the place :-?
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Postby LikeNoOther » Fri Feb 13, 2009 6:13 am

How strange this song has jumped like to #3 on Itunes 100 R&B

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Postby JoshuaBuzz » Thu Jul 30, 2009 10:37 am

Love this song!

Can't find her new album thread...she's working with Neptunes 8-)
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Postby toni_pest » Mon Feb 15, 2016 10:29 pm

this is such a bop, one of the best songs of the last decade
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Postby Guru » Tue Feb 16, 2016 3:40 am

Star wrote:Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration - :P :P :P :P :P
Considering last night was the Grammys, I was like WTF :o :lol:
And then I saw the date it was posted :lol:
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Postby MadeOfBricks » Tue Feb 16, 2016 1:27 pm

To date, I still think this is one of the best things Kanye ever put his name to.
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Postby Goldmoney » Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:08 am

I still love this but that Kanye verse tho! :lol: Talk about reverse appropriation! :oops:
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Postby Spartan » Thu Mar 08, 2018 6:59 pm

The Kanye verse is great. What a tune!
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Postby GetBack » Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:19 am

Whatever happened to her? I was just listening to Shine last week.
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