Famous as :Soul/R&B singer
Birth Name :Corinne Jacqueline Bailey
Birth Date :February 26, 1979
Birth Place :Leeds, West Yorkshire, England
Claim to fame :Album "Corinne Bailey Rae" (2006)
herself close to music, the girl eagerly took night job as a modern-day hatcheck girl at a local jazz club where she joyously was permitted to perform onstage when business was slow. This inevitably brought influence to her singing style as she gradually moved away from all things indie and leaned to more soulful territory in turn.
Not only experienced a change in her musical direction, Corinne also faced another in her private life as she happily married saxophone player Jason Rae in 2001 to then add her husband's surname behind her own since. Being someone's wife thankfully did not lessen her determination to continue striving in the Leeds music circuit for she smoothly established herself through collaborations with local acts such as The New Mastersounds and Homecut Directive over the next few years. The persistence was really paid off when she was picked up by Mark Hill of The Artful Dodger to be featured in his album “better luck next time” on the track "Young and Foolish" that ultimately brought her to land recording contract at EMI in 2005.
Using the opportunity as best as she could, Corinne subsequently made a quick move to issue her first record, a ...
single called “Like a Star” in November the same year followed by the second one “Put Your Records On” and eponymous debut album in February 2006. Both singles immediately became hits across the U.K., propelling the LP to go straight to the top spot of both the UK Albums Chart and UK Urban Albums Chart in its first week of release. More amazingly, the record went Gold in a number of European countries as well as in Canada to ultimately score total sales of over 2.7 million copies around the globe by the end of 2006 after previously leading the singer to garner two MOBO Awards of Best UK Newcomer and Best UK Female.
Completing the success, fantastic result also was gained in the States by late January 2007 when the record managed to reach the fourth place on The Billboard 200 after satisfyingly selling around 55,000 copies in the country. By this time, Corinne had already landed three Grammy Award nominations in the categories of Best New Artist, Record of the Year, and Song of the Year, the latter two for “Put Your Records On.”
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