Corinne Bailey Rae

Corinne Bailey Rae



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Corinne Bailey Rae, born February 26, 1979 is a British singer who has shot to fame with hit singles such as "Like a Star" and "Put Your Records On".


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • 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.

    • Corinne: (on what to do after her band split) Was I disappointed? I was gutted! I had no idea what to do next.

    • 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.

  • Quotes

    • Corinne: The first time that I heard Put Your Record On, I was standing in the supermarket, between the cucumbers and courgettes! I believe I even yelled out; 'This is my song!', but luckily, there was nobody around to hear me say that. I do know that I right away called my mother with great pride.

    • Corinne: Success is fantastic! When you make a record, you're só busy with good sounds and lyrics, that you forget, sometimes, what others would think of it. And when the record comes out, you're like; "****, what if they won't like it?".

  • She's average.

    Nothing special to tell you the truth. She has a decent voice and her lyrics differ from song to song. A couple of her songs i like just because my dad drain her cd into my head rather i liked it or not. For example: put a record on, just like a star, and one more but i can't remember the name of it. She's average looky but i love britsh people accent. She was nominated for a award but never has won one i think. Sometimes she sounds like shes high or something but thats just my opinion. Corinne Bailey Rae is just average.moreless