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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

    New Smooth Jazz

    New Smooth Jazz
    2 songs

    Coffeehouse Corner

    Coffeehouse Corner
    1 song


    1 song

    Lite Hits

    1 song

    Female Focus

    2 songs

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

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