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Corinne Bailey Rae

  • Corinne was ranked #67 on her "Like A Star" music video in the Notarized: Top 100 Videos of 2007.
  • Corinne was chosen as one of People Magazine's annual 100 Most Beautiful People in the World, in May 2007.
  • Corinne shares her birthday with Michael Bolton and Johnny Cash.
  • Corinne's first solo single "Like a Star" charted at #34. However, her most recent single, "Put Your Records On" landed at #2!
  • Corinne got a breakthrough when she was approached by Craig David mentor Mark Hill, formally known as The Artful Dodger, to appear on his new album "Better Luck Next Time" under his new alias, "The stiX". The resulting collaboration, "Young and Foolish" was released in April 2005 and brought Corinne to the attention of the major record label bosses.
  • Corinne worked with another Leeds-based group, Homecut Directive, on the song "Come The Revolution" which was the first single from the group’s debut album.
  • Corinne collaborated with Leeds-based funk group, New Mastersounds, on the track "Your Love Is Mine", which she wrote with the group and was released via One Note Records.
  • Corinne married saxophone player Jason Rae in 2001 at the age of 22.
  • Corinne: I kept hearing this jazz and soul stuff and I realised I loved that music too.
  • Whilst at University, Corinne began work as a hatcheck girl on an evening in her local jazz club.
  • Following the disappointment of Helen, Corinne went on to attend the University of Leeds where she studied an English Literature degree.
  • Corrine's indie band "Helen" disbanded when one of the members got pregnant.
  • Corinne's band became the first indie act to be signed to heavy metal record label Roadrunner Records, home to acts such as Slipknot, in 1995.
  • Corinne: (on forming the band Helen) What can I say? We were 15 years old, and thought that Helen was a cheeky, indie kind of thing to do. It seemed clever at the time.
  • Corinne formed an all-female indie group called Helen.
  • In her mid-teens, Corinne became obsessed with rock legends Led Zeppelin.
  • Corinne began her musical career at school where she studied classical violin before she turned her attention to singing.
  • Corinne is the eldest of three daughters.
  • Corinne became the fourth female British act in history to have their first album debut at Number One.

Jazz Music

Closer
Like A Star
Put Your Records On

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