Shine (Estelle album)

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Shine
Estelle shine.jpg
Studio album by Estelle
Released 31 March 2008
Recorded 2006–2008
Genre R&B, hip hop, soul, reggae
Length 47:29
Label Atlantic, Homeschool Records
Producer John Legend (exec.), will.i.am, Wyclef Jean, Jerry 'Wonda' Duplessis, Keezo Kane, Chris Webber, Mark Ronson, Supa Dups, Johnny Douglas, Steve McKie, Tom Craskey, Jack Splash, Swizz Beatz
Estelle chronology
The 18th Day
(2004)The 18th Day2004
Shine
(2008)
All of Me
(2012)All of Me2012
Singles from Shine
  1. "Wait a Minute (Just a Touch)"
    Released: 19 November 2007
  2. "American Boy"
    Released: 24 March 2008
  3. "No Substitute Love"
    Released: 30 June 2008
  4. "Pretty Please (Love Me)"
    Released: 15 September 2008
  5. "Come Over"
    Released: 15 September 2008
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]
Billboard (positive)[2]
The Boston Globe (positive)[3]
The Guardian 4/5 stars[4]
The New York Times (positive)[5]
Pitchfork Media (6.8/10)[6]
PopMatters (7/10)[7]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[8]
RWD Mag 4/5 stars[9]
The Skinny 4/5 stars[10]
The Times 4/5 stars[11]
Slant Magazine 3/5 stars[12]

Shine is Estelle's second studio album. It was released on 31 March 2008 supported by the lead single "Wait a Minute (Just a Touch)", released in November 2007.

The second single, "American Boy" featuring Kanye West, reached #1 on the UK Singles Chart and reach #10 in several counties. It debuted at #6 on the UK charts on its first week.

Shine was nominated for the Barclaycard Mercury Prize in 2008. It also garnered two Grammy Award nominations for Best Rap Sung Collaboration and Song of the Year for American Boy.

The album featured will.i.am, Kardinal Offishall, Mark Ronson, John Legend & Cee-Lo. Kanye West was also featured on the track "American Boy". A bonus track by Hi-Tek includes "Life to Me" featuring Estelle as a guest artist.

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" (exclusive track) plus the videos for "American Boy" and "Wait a Minute (Just a Touch)".

History[edit]

The album featured will.i.am, Kardinal Offishall, Mark Ronson, John Legend and Cee-Lo. Kanye West was also featured on the track "American Boy". A bonus track by Hi-Tek includes "Life to Me" featuring Estelle as a guest artist. Shine debuted at number 38 on the Billboard 200 chart, selling 14,800 copies in its first week and number 6 on the Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums chart.[13] "Magnificent" was featured in the 2008 film 21, and the single "Pretty Please (Love Me)" was featured in the top-grossing romantic comedy Sex and the City: The Movie, and it is included on the second soundtrack of the film.

Track listing[edit]

Credits adapted from the liner notes

Shine – Standard Edition
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Wait a Minute (Just a Touch)" will.i.am 3:42
2. "No Substitute Love" 3:34
3. "American Boy" (featuring Kanye West)
will.i.am 4:45
4. "More Than Friends"
Keezo Kane 4:25
5. "Magnificent" (featuring Kardinal Offishall) Ronson 3:57
6. "Come Over"
Supa Dups 3:41
7. "So Much Out the Way"
  • Jean
  • Duplessis
4:05
8. "In the Rain"
Douglas 4:08
9. "Back in Love"
  • Swaray
  • Stephens
  • Steve McKie
McKie 4:01
10. "You Are" (featuring John Legend)
  • Swaray
  • Stephens
  • Tom Craskey
Craskey 3:30
11. "Pretty Please (Love Me)" (featuring Cee-Lo)
Splash 3:58
12. "Shine"
Swizz Beatz 3:49

Singles chronology[edit]

United Kingdom
Europe and Australia
  • "American Boy"
  • "No Substitute Love"
  • "Come Over" (Remix)
North America
  • "American Boy"
  • "Come Over" (Remix)

Release history[edit]

Region Date
United Kingdom 31 March 2008
United States 29 April 2008
Europe 9 May 2008
Australia 10 May 2008
Brazil 20 July 2008

Charts[edit]

Chart (2008) Peak
position
Austrian Albums Chart[14] 61
Belgian Albums Chart (Flanders)[15] 32
Belgian Albums Chart (Wallonia)[16] 81
Dutch Albums Chart[17] 53
European Top 100 Albums[18] 26
French Albums Chart[19] 18
German Albums Chart[20] 29
Irish Albums Chart[21] 46
Japanese Albums Chart[22] 106
Swiss Albums Chart[23] 29
UK Albums Chart[24] 6
US Billboard 200[25] 38
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums[25] 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Allmusic review". 
  2. ^ "Billboard review". 
  3. ^ "The Boston Globe review". 13 May 2008. 
  4. ^ Sullivan, Caroline (28 March 2008). "The Guardian review". London. 
  5. ^ "The New York Times review". 5 May 2008. 
  6. ^ Love, Joshua (27 May 2008). "Estelle: Shine" (review). Pitchfork. pitchfork.com. Retrieved 28 May 2018. 
  7. ^ "PopMatters review". 
  8. ^ "Rolling Stone review". 
  9. ^ "RWD Mag review". Archived from the original on 26 March 2008. 
  10. ^ "The Skinny review". 
  11. ^ Paphides, Pete (28 March 2008). "The Times review". London. 
  12. ^ "Slant Magazine review". Archived from the original on 4 October 2008. 
  13. ^ "Estelle Returns!" Archived 30 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine.
  14. ^ "Estelle – Shine" (in German). IFPI Austria. Hung Medien. Retrieved 15 November 2011. 
  15. ^ "Estelle – Shine" (in Dutch). Ultratop. Hung Medien. Retrieved 15 November 2011. 
  16. ^ "Estelle – Shine" (in French). Ultratop. Hung Medien. Retrieved 15 November 2011. 
  17. ^ "Estelle – Shine" (in Dutch). MegaCharts. Hung Medien. Retrieved 15 November 2011. 
  18. ^ "European Albums – Week of April 10, 2008". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 15 November 2011. 
  19. ^ "Estelle – Shine" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Hung Medien. Retrieved 15 November 2011. 
  20. ^ "Estelle, Shine" (in German). GfK Entertainment. charts.de. Retrieved 15 November 2011. 
  21. ^ "Top 75 Artist Album, Week Ending 10 April 2008". Irish Recorded Music Association. Chart-Track. Retrieved 15 November 2011. 
  22. ^ シャイン/エステル [Shine / Estelle] (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 15 November 2011. 
  23. ^ "Estelle – Shine". Media Control. Hung Medien. Retrieved 15 November 2011. 
  24. ^ "Estelle – Shine". The Official Charts Company. Chart Stats. Retrieved 15 November 2011. 
  25. ^ a b "Shine – Estelle". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 15 November 2011. 

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