Corinne Bailey Rae

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Corinne Bailey
  • Birth Place: Leeds, England
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 02/26/1979, Pisces
  • Profession: Singer
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Corinne Bailey Rae Fast Facts:
  • Played classical violin and sang in church choir as a child.
  • At 15, started her own indie band named Helen.
  • Sat in with bands at a local jazz club, where she was a hatcheck girl; also met her husband, Jason Rae, during this time. 
  • Her 2006 debut album, Corinne Bailey Rae, debuted at No. 1 on the UK Album chart and reached No. 4 on the Billboard 200.
  • Garnered three 2006 Grammy nominations (Best New Artist, Record of the Year and Song of the Year); in 2007, she earned one nod (Song of the Year) and one win (as a performer on Herbie Hancock's Album of the Year, River: The Joni Letters)
  • Lent her support to the 2012 "30 Songs/30 Days" campaign organized by Half the Sky, which seeks to end the oppression of women and girls across the globe.
  • Became an ambassador for CORD, a charity that helps refugees, and for Pump Aid, which provides clean and sustainable water to rural areas of Africa.
  • Corinne Bailey Rae Relationships:
  • Jason Rae - Husband (deceased)
  • Corinne Bailey Rae Awards:
  • 2007 Grammy: Album of the Year - Winner
  • 2011 Grammy: Best R&B Performance - Winner
  • College:
  • University of Leeds, Leeds, England (BA in English, 2000)

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