Corinne Bailey Rae

Corinne Bailey Rae (conceived Corinne Bailey on 26 February 1979) is a Grammy-winning English artist and lyricist who discharged her eponymous introduction collection “Corinne Bailey Rae” in February 2006. Rae was named the main anticipated leap forward demonstration of 2006 of every a yearly BBC survey of music faultfinders.

Rae was conceived in Leeds, West Yorkshire to a Kittitian father and an English mother, and she was the oldest of three little girls. She started her melodic profession at school where she considered old style violin before she directed her concentration toward singing: “I began off singing in chapel, I assume, however individuals figure it more likely than not been a gospel church in light of the entire, you know, dark supposition”, she says in reference to her multiracial foundation. “Be that as it may, it wasn’t gospel in any way, it was only your normal Brethren church, white collar class, where we would sing these harmonies each Sunday. It was forever my preferred piece of the administration, the singing”.

Rae later moved to a Baptist church, where the ensemble would sing customary songs, and Primal Scream tunes. “We changed the words however”, Rae states on her site. “We would not like to irritate the normal churchgoers, presently did we?”

Performing in chapel widened Rae’s melodic skylines, and her relationship with making music was set after a nearby youth pioneer offered to get her an electric guitar. In her mid-adolescents, she wound up fixated on shake legends Led Zeppelin, “I cherished that band during my teenagers; I needed, by one way or another, to emulate their example, and to make music of my own”.

Rae framed an all-female non mainstream gathering called Helen, which was propelled by comparative acts, for example, Veruca Salt and L7. “It was the first occasion when I’d seen ladies with guitars. They were kinda provocative – yet women’s activist. I needed to be that way, at the front of something”.

The gathering cocked eyebrows on a few fronts; in the white male-commanded universe of independent music, they were an all-female gathering fronted by a blended race vocalist from Leeds. The moniker “Helen” additionally drew consideration, though for not all the correct reasons: “Nothing more needs to be said. We were 15 years of age, and believed that Helen was a saucy, outside the box sort of activity. It appeared to be smart at the time. In fact, it appears to be less so now”.

The gathering played numerous gigs around Leeds, including an important presentation at Joseph’s Well with Leeds-based band Swift, fronted by wildman rocker Royce Dunston. In spite of this, the gathering turned into the primary outside the box demonstration to be marked to substantial metal record name Roadrunner Records, home to acts, for example, Slipknot, in 1995. The endeavor demonstrated to be fleeting anyway after the bassist ended up pregnant and the gathering disbanded. ” Disappointed? I was gutted! I had no clue what to do straightaway”.

Corinne has regularly expressed that she is a pleased Leeds United Football Club fan.

After the mistake of Helen, Rae proceeded to go to the University of Leeds where she contemplated an English Literature degree. While at University, she started function as a cap check young lady on a night in her nearby jazz club. Allowed to sing in front of an audience with the jazz band when business was moderate, it was there that she found an alternate sort of music that sent her on an alternate melodic way: “I continued hearing this jazz and soul stuff and I understood I cherished that music as well”. It was there likewise that she met saxophone player Jason Rae, whom she in the end wedded in 2001 at age twenty-two. “I was Corinne Bailey. I included Rae, my better half’s name, when I got hitched. There’s no hyphen; stops it being rich!” Jason passed on in March 2008.


Over the space of the following three years, Rae started taking a shot at solo material – this time guiding far from her independent past and leaving on an increasingly “soulful” way. She worked together with Leeds-based funk bunch The New Mastersounds on the track “Your Love Is Mine”, included on their 2003 collection Be Yourself, discharged by means of One Note Records. The next year she again worked with another Leeds-based gathering, Homecut Directive, on the melody “Come the Revolution”, which was the main single from the gathering’s introduction collection.

In 2004, Rae got a leap forward when she was marked by Global Talent Publishing and afterward drawn nearer by Craig David’s tutor Mark Hill, from the team The Artful Dodger, to show up on his new collection better karma next time under his new assumed name, The stiX. The subsequent cooperation, “Youthful and Foolish”, was discharged in April 2005 and brought Rae to the consideration of the real record mark managers. Rae discharged her presentation single, “Similar to a Star”, in November 2005 and her first collection, Corinne Bailey Rae, in February 2006. In September 2006, Rae scooped two honors at the UK’s MOBO Awards: “Best UK Newcomer” and “Best UK Female”. Rae recorded a live session at Abbey Road Studios in July 2006 for Live From Abbey Road.

Rae additionally gotten three selections at the 2007 Grammy Awards: “Record of the Year”, “Melody of the Year” (both for “Put Your Records On”), and “Best New Artist”. During the function, she performed “Like a Star” and joined John Legend and John Mayer in a cooperative execution, giving going with vocals to Legend’s “Returning home” and Mayer’s “Gravity”. The survey’s expectations along these lines materialized, as she turned out to be just the fourth female British act in history to have her first collection debut at number one. She has been designated for Grammy Awards and BRIT Awards and won two MOBO Awards.

During a meeting for the 2011 Mercury Awards, Corinne uncovered she is composing a subsequent collection to her widely praised The Sea.

In 2013, Bailey Rae was moved from Capitol Records to Virgin Records because of corporate rebuilding because of their parent organization being acquired by Universal Music Group in 2012.