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Corinne Bailey Rae

Neo-soul songstress Corinne Bailey Rae was born in Leeds, England, in 1979 to a British mother and West Indian father. Displaying an interest in music from an early age, 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, Rae formed her first band, the all-female indie rock outfit Helen. Despite developing a strong local following, the band ultimately folded and Rae 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 2006, which reached number four on the Billboard 200 and earned her three Grammy nominations. A year later, both an expanded edition of the album and the CD/DVD set Live in London & NY appeared. The recording of The Sea, released in 2010, was heavily affected by the March 2008 death of her husband, Jason Rae (a saxophonist for the Haggis Horns). She followed the Mercury Prize-nominated release with January 2011's considerably lighter The Love EP, a five-song set that covered songs originally recorded by the likes of Prince, Bob Marley, and Paul McCartney & Wings. ~ Matt Collar
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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.   Paris Nights/New York Mornings
  8.   Trouble Sleeping
  9.   Are You Here
  10.   I Wanna Be Your Lover
  11.   Breathless
  12.   Butterfly
  13.   Till It Happens to You
  14.   Another Rainy Day
  15.   Choux Pastry Heart
  16.   The Sea
  17.   Emeraldine
  18.   I'd Like To
  19.   Enchantment
  20.   Call Me When You Get This
  21.   My Love
  22.   Paper Dolls
  23.   Feels Like the First Time
  24.   Seasons Change
  25.   Bluebird
  26.   Chains by RZA
  27.   Que Sera Sera
  28.   The Blackest Lily
  29.   I Would Like to Call It Beauty
  30.   Diving for Hearts
  31.   Steady As She Goes
  32.   Sexyback
  33.   Pier 29 Cue
  34.   Vanessa Cue
  35.   I Won't Let You Lie to Yourself
  36.   Munich
  37.   Venus as a Boy
  38.   Since I've Been Loving You
  39.   Daydreaming
  40.   Low Red Moon
  41.   Love's on Its Way
  42.   One Night (Of Sin)
  43.   I'm Losing You
  44.   No Love Child
  45.   Young & Foolish
  46.   Bonus Materials
  47.   Come the Revolution
  48.   This Christmas

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