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Corinne Bailey Rae

Leeds, UK

Biography

From Leeds, England, singer/songwriter/musician Corinne Bailey Rae shot to stardom with her self-titled #1 UK debut album in 2006, featuring the global hits “Put Your Records On“ and “Like A Star.”

Bailey Rae has received two GRAMMY AWARDS, two MOBOS, alongside multiple nominations including BRIT and BET Awards. She was awarded her first GRAMMY® in 2008 for Album Of The Year when featured on Herbie Hancock’s River: The Joni Letters.  Her second album, The Sea (2010) was nominated for the prestigious Mercury Music Prize. The subsequent EP Is This Love garnered a GRAMMY® for Best R&B Performance.

Bailey Rae returned in 2016 with “boundary-defying, epic music” (NPR) for her third studio album, The Heart Speaks In Whispers, also declared “the best R&B of 2016” (The Guardian). The album featured the stunning Green Aphrodisiacnamed “10 best R&B songs of 2016” (Billboard) and selected by President Obama for his summer playlist. The new songs soared in her live performances as Bailey Rae embarked on a Worldwide tour, including festivals and a special guest appearance for Stevie Wonder’s BST Hyde Park London concert. Touring highlights from 2017 include: New Orleans Jazz Fest, Playboy Jazz Fest (Hollywood Bowl), Singapore Jazz Fest, and Glastonbury.

Bailey Rae has recently composed music for film and television, including the theme to Stan Lee’s Lucky Man (SKY1). She recorded “The Scientist” for Universal Pictures’ Fifty Shades Darker opening title and soundtrack, which charted globally, and performs a duet with Richard Hawley in eOne’s critically acclaimed independent film FUNNY COW, starring Tony Pitts, Maxine Peake, and Paddy Considine, just released in the UK. “Cult Brit musician Richard Hawley…gets to sing a lovely duet with Corinne Bailey Rae that is one of the film’s highlights” (Hollywood Reporter).

Bailey Rae continues to collaborate and perform with artists across musical genres.

 

How we met:

We met Corinne through our friends at the Otis Redding Foundation who enlisted her to be a part of our 50th-anniversary version of “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay” Song Around The World. We filmed her on a houseboat in Marina del Rey, California and were in awe of her smooth vocals which flowed so beautifully with the sounds of nature all around us.

Hometown

Leeds, UK

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