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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

    Female Focus

    2 songs

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

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