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Corinne Bailey Rae

Corinne Bailey Rae is a soul-rooted contemporary R&B singer and songwriter with multiple Top Ten U.K. and U.S. albums. Displaying an interest in music from an early age, Bailey Rae studied classical violin until she acquired an electric guitar in her early teens. Inspired by such '90s alt-rock icons as L7, Veruca Salt, and Belly, Bailey Rae formed her first band, Helen. Despite developing a strong local following, the band ultimately folded and she enrolled at Leeds University to study English literature. While at school, a job at a jazz club inspired her more soul-oriented leanings and she began writing songs. Eventually, she scored a record deal with EMI and released her self-titled debut solo album in February 2006. It topped the U.K. album chart, pushed by the number two single "Put Your Records On," and reached number four on the U.S. Billboard 200. Bailey Rae earned three Grammy nominations and was nominated for as many MOBOs, two of which -- Best U.K. Female, Best U.K. Newcomer -- she won. A year later, both an expanded edition of the album and the CD/DVD set Live in London & NY appeared, and she was featured on Herbie Hancock's Grammy-winning River: The Joni Letters. Corinne Bailey Rae's second proper album, The Sea, was heavily affected by the death of her husband, saxophonist Jason Rae. Despite the traumatic events surrounding its recording, it translated into commercial success as another instant Top Ten hit in the U.K. and U.S. after its January 2010 release. She followed the Mercury Prize-nominated album early the next year with the considerably lighter The Love EP, a five-song set containing covers of songs originally recorded by the likes of Prince, Bob Marley, and Paul McCartney & Wings. Her version of Marley's "Is This Love" won a Grammy in the category of Best R&B Performance. As she worked on her third proper album, she temporarily retreated from the spotlight and remarried in 2013. In February 2016, "Been to the Moon," a collaboration with King's Paris and Amber Strother, heralded The Heart Speaks in Whispers, which arrived three months later. The album peaked at number two on the R&B charts. One year later, Bailey Rae recorded a cover of Coldplay's "The Scientist" for the Fifty Shades Darker soundtrack. ~ Matt Collar & Andy Kellman
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Stations Featuring
Corinne Bailey Rae

    Smooth Jazz

    Smooth Jazz
    2 songs

    Coffeehouse Corner

    Coffeehouse Corner
    1 song


    1 song

    Lite Hits

    Lite Hits
    1 song

    R&B and Soul Mix

    1 song

Albums by
Corinne Bailey Rae

Top Songs by
Corinne Bailey Rae

  1.   Song
  2.   Put Your Records On
  3.   Closer
  4.   Like a Star
  5.   Is This Love
  6.   I'd Do It All Again
  7.   I Wanna Be Your Lover
  8.   Paris Nights/New York Mornings
  9.   Trouble Sleeping
  10.   Been to the Moon
  11.   Are You Here
  12.   Breathless
  13.   Hey, I Won't Break Your Heart
  14.   The Scientist by Danny Elfman
  15.   Call Me When You Get This
  16.   Green Aphrodisiac
  17.   The Skies Will Break
  18.   The Sea
  19.   Munich
  20.   Chains by RZA
  21.   I'd Like To
  22.   Butterfly
  23.   Enchantment
  24.   Love's on Its Way
  25.   Till It Happens to You
  26.   High
  27.   Walk On
  28.   Taken by Dreams
  29.   Stop Where You Are
  30.   Que Sera Sera
  31.   My Love
  32.   Paper Dolls
  33.   Feels Like the First Time
  34.   Diving for Hearts
  35.   Daydreaming
  36.   Emeraldine
  37.   Seasons Change
  38.   Choux Pastry Heart
  39.   Another Rainy Day
  40.   Do You Ever Think of Me?
  41.   Night
  42.   Since I've Been Loving You
  43.   Ice Cream Colours
  44.   Caramel
  45.   Tell Me
  46.   Low Red Moon
  47.   The Blackest Lily
  48.   I Would Like to Call It Beauty
  49.   Steady As She Goes
  50.   Sexyback
  51.   Vanessa Cue
  52.   I'm Losing You
  53.   No Love Child
  54.   Venus as a Boy
  55.   I Won't Let You Lie to Yourself
  56.   Push on for the Dawn
  57.   In the Dark
  58.   Horse Print Dress
  59.   Bluebird
  60.   Pier 29 Cue

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