Shine is the second studio album by Grammy-Award winner singer/songwriter Estelle. Executive-produced by John Legend, Estelle's second album Shine brings together the best and brightest from Legend’s circle. Kanye West delivers “American Boy,” a slice of modern disco that is perfect backdrop for the song’s cross-continental romance, while Wyclef Jean and Mark Ronson, bring to the table a global sensibility well-suited to Estelle, a West Londoner with a mom from Senegal and a dad from Grenada. Jean’s tracks, “No Substitute Love” and “So Much Out of the Way,” are hypnotic and heavy, his best productions in years; Ronson, on the other hand, comes through with “Magnificent,” a raw funk beat infused with Jamaican flavor. Of course, these producers are only as good as their singer, and Estelle is completely self-possessed and stylish. In league with other contemporary British sirens like Amy Winehouse, Adele, Duffy and Nicole Willis, Estelle is soulful but not stereotypical, charming but not cutesy. She represents something fiercely current yet utterly timeless and her Shine is a true rarity: a mainstream female pop album that is as sophisticated as it is fresh. The album was released on 31 March 2008 with the lead single, "Wait a Minute (Just a Touch)", released in November 2007. The second single, "American Boy" featuring Kanye West reached number one in the UK Singles Chart on downloads alone and was released physically on 24 March. The "American Boy" remixes, and the album "Shine" were taken from the US iTunes Store due to a decision by Atlantic to follow Kid Rock's successful decision to not sell his latest album on iTunes or any digital retailer. It was added back onto the store on 9 September due to a large drop in sales and "American Boy"'s decline in Billboard rankings. Shine has been certified Gold in the UK, denoting 100,000 copies sold. The album has sold 233,000 copies in the United States as of January 2012.
A version of the album with additional bonus tracks and videos was made available through iTunes. The two bonus tracks are "Life to Me" (also on the UK CD single for "American Boy") and "I Wanna Live" Produced By Shawn Diggy(exclusive track) plus the videos for "American Boy" and "Wait a Minute (Just a Touch)".