Shine (Estelle album)

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.

Shine
Estelle shine.jpg
Studio album by
Released31 March 2008
Recorded2006–2008
GenreR&B[1]
Length47:29
LabelAtlantic, Homeschool Records
ProducerJohn 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)
Shine
(2008)
All of Me
(2012)
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
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
Billboard(positive)[2]
The Guardian4/5 stars[3]
Pitchfork6.8/10[4]
PopMatters7/10[5]
Rolling Stone4/5 stars[6]
RWD Mag4/5 stars[7]
Slant Magazine3/5 stars[8]
The Skinny4/5 stars[9]
The Times4/5 stars[10]

The second single, "American Boy" featuring Kanye West, reached number 1 on the UK Singles Chart and the top 10 in several other countries. It also garnered two Grammy Award nominations for Best Rap Sung Collaboration and Song of the Year.

Along with Kanye West on "American Boy", the album features will.i.am, Kardinal Offishall, Mark Ronson, John Legend and Cee-Lo. 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", plus the videos for "American Boy" and "Wait a Minute (Just a Touch)". Shine was nominated for the Barclaycard Mercury Prize in 2008.

HistoryEdit

The album features Kanye West, will.i.am, Kardinal Offishall, Mark Ronson, John Legend and Cee-Lo. The song "Life to Me" by Hi-Tek featuring Estelle as a guest artist was included on some editions as a bonus track. 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.[11] "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 listingEdit

Credits adapted from the liner notes.

Shine – Standard edition
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Wait a Minute (Just a Touch)"will.i.am3:42
2."No Substitute Love"3:34
3."American Boy" (featuring Kanye West)
will.i.am4:45
4."More Than Friends"
Keezo Kane4:25
5."Magnificent" (featuring Kardinal Offishall)Ronson3:57
6."Come Over"
Supa Dups3:41
7."So Much Out the Way"
  • Jean
  • Duplessis
4:05
8."In the Rain"
Douglas4:08
9."Back in Love"
  • Swaray
  • Stephens
  • Steve McKie
McKie4:01
10."You Are" (featuring John Legend)
  • Swaray
  • Stephens
  • Tom Craskey
Craskey3:30
11."Pretty Please (Love Me)" (featuring Cee-Lo)Splash3:58
12."Shine"
Swizz Beatz3:49
Shine – Japan and iTunes edition bonus tracks
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
13."I Wanna Live"
  • Swaray
  • Stephens
  • W. Robinson
Shawn Diggy4:05
14."Life to Me" (Hi-Tek featuring Estelle)Hi-Tek4:57

Singles chronologyEdit

United Kingdom

Europe and Australia

  • "American Boy"
  • "No Substitute Love"
  • "Come Over" (Remix)

North America

  • "American Boy"
  • "Come Over" (Remix)

ChartsEdit

Release historyEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "Billboard review".
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  5. ^ "PopMatters review".
  6. ^ "Rolling Stone review". Archived from the original on 1 May 2008.
  7. ^ "RWD Mag review". Archived from the original on 26 March 2008.
  8. ^ "Slant Magazine review". Archived from the original on 4 October 2008.
  9. ^ "The Skinny review".
  10. ^ Paphides, Pete (28 March 2008). "The Times review". London.
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