She also received a MOBO (Music of Black Origin) Award in the UK for Best Newcomer.s release, Estelle returned with her second album, Shine.
Though it was her second album, it was the first to be released in the US and her major-label debut.
The R&B singer Estelle was officially the Next Big Thing, until suddenly she went strangely quiet.
She tells Lucy Cavendish how she rediscovered her mojo - then picked up a Mobo - after a late-night conversation with God The bestselling, Mobo award-winning singer Estelle walks into the studio with a crash, bang, wallop.
She is known for her collaborations with artists including John Legend, Robin Thicke, Rick Ross, Chris Brown, will.and Kanye West.