🔊🎉Today, January 18, 1980, Estelle Fanta Swaray was born in Hammersmith, London, England. will.i.am produced her seminal single, ‘American Boy,’ which features Kanye West. The song samples will.i.am‘s ‘Impatient,’ and it peaked at no. 9 on the US Hot 100. John Legend served as one of the songwriters for ‘American Boy,’ which is at this point, certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.