Corinne Bailey Rae
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 Aphrodisiac” named “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. This year, she performed a duet with Richard Hawley in eOne’s BIFA nominated film for Best Music, Funny Cow, starring Maxine Peake and Paddy Considine. “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, including Mary J Blige, Al Green, Herbie Hancock, KING, Paul McCartney, Kele Okereke (Bloc Party), Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Questlove, Salaam Rami, RZA, Tyler The Creator, Paul Weller, Stevie Wonder, Tracey Thorn, Logic, Mick Jenkins, and many more!
Corinne played select shows this year, including California Soul Gala with the LA Philharmonic + Chris Martin at Walt Disney Concert Hall, The Hollywood Bowl, Cape Town International Jazz Festival, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, OnBlackheath Festival, and Billboard Live (Osaka & Tokyo, Japan).