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Corinne Bailey Rae

Corinne Bailey Rae at Divan du Monde, Paris, January 2009

Background information

Birth name Corinne Jacqueline Bailey

Born 26 February 1979 (1979-02-26) (age 31)

Leeds, West Yorkshire, England

Genres Soul, R&B, pop

Occupations Singer-songwriter, guitarist

Instruments Vocals, guitar

Years active 2005 – present

Labels EMI, Capitol


Notable instruments

Gibson Hummingbird[1]

Corinne Bailey Rae (born Corinne Jacqueline Bailey on 26 February 1979) is an English singer-songwriter and guitarist who released her debut album Corinne Bailey Rae in February 2006. Rae was named the number-one predicted breakthrough act of 2006 in an annual BBC poll of music critics, Sound of 2006. She became only the fourth female British act in history to have her first album debut at number one.[citation needed] 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 an featured artist in Herbie Hancock’s River: The Joni Letters. Rae was married to fellow musician Jason Rae from 2001 until his death in 2008. 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).

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