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Reggae - Released January 24, 2019 | VP Records

Should you listen to your fans? The great artists have often done whatever they wanted, to the point of often wrong-footing their followers – which isn't necessarily a bad thing. Launched to the summit of world pop following her featuring with Kanye West on American Boy in 2008, the Brit Estelle knew her fans were waiting for a reggae album. "Since the release of ‘Come Over (feat. Sean Paul)’ from my first album, fans have consistently asked when I would make an entire reggae album. I’m happy to give the people what they have been asking for and I’m proud to share another piece of my life and art with the world", explained the singer, the daughter of a Senegalese mother and a Grenadian father. So Estelle went to explore her West Indian roots and her parents' love story, working with Jamaican producer Supa Dups in Miami, who has put his name to dancehall-infused hits for Drake and Rihanna, as well as Reefa (Lil Wayne), Jerry Wonda (Wyclef Jean) and Harmony Samuels (Jennifer Lopez, Ariana Grande). In fourteen tracks, Estelle makes a tour of the Caribbean, with soca on Meet Up (feat. Maleek Berry), reggaeton on Ain't Yo Bitch, zouk on the irresistible Really Want (with yardie idol Konshens), and she even allows herself a couple of interludes of R&B (the silky Better) and soul (Good for Us). As for reggae, she has some variety, from roots on  Karma (with HoodCelebrityy), or a cool 1980s digital reggae on Slow Down – for a fatal duel with the elastic Alicai Harley – and throughout, she displays all the variety of her extraordinary vocal palette. © Smaël Bouaici/Qobuz

Reggae - Released June 16, 2017 | VP Records

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Reggae - Released July 13, 2018 | VP Records

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Soul - Released November 13, 2018 | BMG Rights Management (US) LLC

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Soul - Released November 4, 2014 | BMG Rights Management (US) LLC

More concise than her three previous albums but just as varied as any of them, True Romance is Estelle's first independent full-length after phases with V2 and Atlantic and a 2013 trio of themed EPs. Five of these 11 tracks were issued separately, several months ahead of the album's February 2015 release date. Among these are some of her boldest songs, like "Make Her Say (Beat It Up)" -- all pummeling drums, sub-bass, and Estelle's droning commands, vulgar enough to purge a certain portion of her fan base. The celebratory "Something Good/Devotion," more broadly appealing, takes it back to early-'90s house like Crystal Waters' "Makin' Happy," all the way down to the synthesized horns, while the latter half is contemporary and slinkier. Estelle works through several additional emotions and tries on (and returns to) almost as many styles. There's a lavish and large-sounding empowerment anthem ("Conqueror"), a classic-sounding soul throwback ("Silly Girls"), a seductive and explicit trunk rattler ("Time Share [509]"), some sunny reggae ("She Will Love"), and a handful of dissimilar ballads (topped by the low-key bliss of "Gotcha Love," with a possible nod to the theme for Good Times). Patched together and seemingly out-of-character as it is, the singer's fourth album does have more going for it than her third one did. ~ Andy Kellman
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R&B - Released August 24, 2018 | VP Records

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R&B - Released August 24, 2018 | VP Records

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R&B - Released January 23, 2019 | Futurcrew

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House - Released April 21, 2016 | 3 Sides Records