Songstress and American Boy lover Estelle has been nominated for this years prestigious Mercury Award for her album Shine. She and eleven others were selected to go head to head by an independent panel of judges. Also up for the award, the winner of which will be announced on September 9th are Adele and Radiohead.

Shine is the sophomore album from the West London singer, released in March of 2008 with the second single from the project American Boy, feat Kanye West, hitting the top spot on the UK charts through downloads alone.

Estelle is no stranger to awards having already been nominated for a BET award this year for Best Newcomer and with various UK Hip-Hop Awards and a MOBO under her belt. Estelle