Break My Heart

Album: All of Me (2011)

Songfacts®:

  • After flopping with the David Guetta produced club tune "Freak," the English R&B singer and rapper Estelle returned to her R&B roots with this number. The lead single from her third album All of Me, this breezy mid-tempo tune was produced by Don Cannon and features Aston Martin Music rapper Rick Ross.
  • Estelle released two versions of the remix, one containing Swizz Beatz, Raekwon and Rich 32 for the UK market and a second featuring the British songstress spitting bars with Busta Rhymes and Jadakiss for the US. Estelle began her career as a rapper and she told The Boombox she had no problem returning to her rapping roots. "I started as a rapper, my first album [The 18th Day] was damn near all rap, so people know me as a rapper from home," she said. "This wasn't scary, I enjoyed rapping again. I felt like I needed to spit some bars."
  • The video was shot in Malibu, California and co-directed by Iren Brown and Chris Robinson. It co-stars Rick Ross and actor Omari Hardwick (For Colored Girls), who plays Estelle's love interest. She said: "The basic concept is I'm rolling up to this house and I'm having a dinner party, but I invited this guy that I'm trying to get it on with. The entire time I'm thinking about him, but in my heart I'm doubting, maybe he'll break my heart. I pray he doesn't break my heart."

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