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]

# Title Writer(s) Producers Length
1. "Wait a Minute (Just a Touch)" (featuring will.i.am) Estelle Swaray, William Adams, John Stephens, Christa Pryor, Mark Adams, Daniel Webster, Mark Hicks, Raye Turner, Steve Arrington, Starleana Young, Tom Lockett, Freddie Perren, Jalacy Hawkins will.i.am 3:40
2. "No Substitute Love" Estelle Swaray, John Stephens, Wyclef Jean, George Michael, Lindon Roberts Wyclef Jean & Jerry 'Wonder' Duplessis 3:33
3. "American Boy" (featuring Kanye West) Estelle Swaray, William Adams, John Stephens, Kanye West, Josh Lopez, Caleb Speir, Keith Harris will.i.am 4:45
4. "More Than Friends" Estelle Swaray, John Stephens, Keith Moore, Paul Simon Keezo Kane 4:25
5. "Magnificent" (featuring Kardinal Offishall) Estelle Swaray, Mark Ronson, Jason Harrow, Winston Riley Mark Ronson 3:57
6. "Come Over" Estelle Swaray, John Stephens, Dwayne Chin-Quee, Mitchum Chin, Jason Farmer Supa Dups 3:41
7. "So Much Out the Way" Estelle Swaray, Wyclef Jean, Grover Washington, Jr., Rita Marley, Scott Sterling, Lawrence Parker, Joe Thomas Wyclef Jean & Jerry 'Wonder' Duplessis 4:05
8. "In the Rain" Estelle Swaray, Johnny Douglas, Barry White Johnny Douglas 4:08
9. "Back in Love" Estelle Swaray, John Stephens, Steve McKie Steve McKie 4:01
10. "You Are" (featuring John Legend) Estelle Swaray, John Stephens, Tom Craskey Tom Craskey 3:29
11. "Pretty Please (Love Me)" (featuring Cee Lo Green) Estelle Swaray, John Stephens, Jack Splash, Thomas Callaway, Drew Dixon Jack Splash 3:58
12. "Shine" Estelle Swaray, John Stephens, Kaseem Dean, Tiffany Green, Dean Dixon Swizz Beatz 3:49
13. "I Wanna Live" (iTunes/Japan bonus track) W. Robinson, John Stephens, Estelle Swaray Shawn Diggy 4:03
14. "Life to Me" (Hi-Tek featuring Estelle) (iTunes/Japan bonus track) Tony Cottrell, Estelle Swaray Hi-Tek 5:01

Bonus tracks on iTunes[edit]

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)".

The bonus track "Life to Me" is also featured on Hi-Tek's album Hi-Teknology 3.

The bonus video version was released to UK iTunes 13 December 2008. It includes the "Come Over" remix with Sean Paul and the video.

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. ^ "Pitchfork Media review". [permanent dead link]
  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". 
  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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