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Corinne Bailey Rae
Corinne Bailey Rae

Background information
Birth name Corinne Jacqueline Bailey
Born February 26, 1979
Born place Leeds, West Yorkshire, England
Genre(s) Soul
Years active 2005—present
Label(s) Capitol Records
EMI Group
Website Website

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Corinne Bailey Rae (born Corinne Jacqueline Bailey on 26 February 1979) is a British singer-songwriter and guitarist from Leeds, who released her debut album "Corinne Bailey Rae" in February 2006. Bailey Rae was named the number-one predicted breakthrough act of 2006 in an annual BBC poll of music critics, Sound of 2006. She became the fourth female British act in history to have her first album debut at number one. Bailey Rae was nominated for Grammy Awards and BRIT Awards, and has won two MOBO Awards and an Album Of The Year Grammy and Best Contemporary Jazz Album for her work as a featured artist in Herbie Hancock's "River: The Joni Letters". Bailey Rae was married to fellow musician Jason Rae from 2001 until his death in 2008. Bailey Rae released her second album, "The Sea" on 26 January 2010, after a hiatus of nearly two years. Tracks on the new album have been produced by Steve Brown and also Steve Chrisanthou (who produced her debut album in 2006). She has sold 4 million albums, with her two albums combined, worldwide. Bailey Rae was nominated for the 2010 Mercury Prize for Album of the Year for "The Sea".

The Love EP (2011) The Sea (2010) Corinne Bailey Rae (2006)

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Corinne Bailey-Rae Announces Three Date UK Tour

March 1, 2010
Corinne Bailey Rae has announced trio of UK live dates for later this month. The singer will play dates in Glasgow, Leamington Spa and her native Leeds to support the release of her new single ‘Paris Nights/ New York Mornings’ on March 29th.  Read more 

Corinne Bailey Rae Confirmed For Glastonbury 2010

February 3, 2010
Corinne Bailey Rae has revealed that she is on the line up for this summer's Glastonbury Festival. The singer, whose second album 'The Sea' came out on Monday, said she hoped to perform twice at the event.  Read more 

Corinne Bailey Rae Announces 2010 London Tour Date

December 18, 2009
Corinne Bailey Rae will play a one-off show in London on February 24, it's been announced. The gig, at the Shepherd's Bush Empire, will support the singer's new album 'The Sea'.  Read more 

Corinne Bailey Rae Announces Second Album Details And UK Gig

October 22, 2009
Corinne Bailey Rae has announced details of her second album, entitled 'The Sea'. The album, out on February 1, was recorded alongside producers Steve Brown and Steve Chrisanthou in Manchester and Leeds.  Read more 

Corinne Bailey Rae Plays First Gig Since Husband's Death

August 11, 2008
Corinne Bailey Rae made her first public appearance since the death of her husband, Jason Rae, last week. Bailey Rae joined The Soul Daddies for the last twenty minutes of their set at the Limetree Festival in North Yorkshire.  Read more 

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