In the three years since she shot to prominence with one of the most successful debut albums of all time, Corinne Bailey Rae has been fêted around the world with critical acclaim and public affection. Hits such as ‘Like A Star’ and ‘Put Your Records On’ helped propel her eponymous album to over 4 million sales and carved her a place in history becoming the first ever-UK artist to debut in the Billboard Top 20, leading the way for the rise of a whole new generation of British female artists to follow.

Her many UK industry awards from the likes of Q, Mojo and MOBO plus her multiple Brit, Ivor Novello and Grammy nominations were followed by her recent Grammy Awards for her work with Herbie Hancock (2008) and Al Green (2009) – further acknowledgment of her position as a shining new light in music. As Stevie Wonder was drawn to say, “As long as I hear songs and voices by new artists like Corinne I know the future of music is safe.”

During this time Corinne has seen many other things beyond record sales, world tours, winning awards and collaborations with some of the biggest names in music. Like many other artists, she has tried also to use her fame in small ways to help establish a glimmer of hope in the world of others less advantaged than herself. Alongside her work as an Ambassador for the Nelson Mandela 46664 charity, Corinne has become a Friend of Children Of Peace, an ambassador for CORD, and played a part in the inaugural Peace One Day and Live Earth concerts.

Read her full bio.

Awards and Nominations:

2006 Nominated BET Awards BET J Cool Like Dat Award General
Nominated MTV Europe Music Awards Best UK & Irelnad Act General
Nominated MTV Woodie Awards International Woodie (Favorite International Artist) General
Nominated UK Festival Music Awards Best Urban Act General
Nominated Premios 40 Principales Mejor Artista Nuevo Internacional General
Nominated MOBO Awards Best Song Put Your Records On
Won Best UK Female General
Won Best UK Newcomer General
Won MOJO Awards Best New Act General
Won Q Awards Best New Act General
2007 Nominated Grammy Awards Best New Artist General
Nominated Record of the Year Put Your Records On
Nominated Song of the Year
Nominated BET Awards Best New Artist General
Nominated Best Female R&B Artist General
Nominated BRIT Award Best British Single Put Your Records On
Nominated British Female Artist General
Nominated British Breakthroug Act General
Nominated Teen Choice Awards Best Female Breakthrough Artist General
Nominated ECHO Awards International Newcomer of the Year General
Nominated Ivor Novello Awards PRS Most Performed Work General
Nominated MOBO Awards Best UK Female General
Nominated Image Awards Outstanding Album Corinne Bailey Rae
Nominated Outstanding Female Artist General
Won Outstanding New Artist General
Won Music Week Awards International Marketing Campaign of the Year General
Won European Border Breakers Awards United Kingdom General
2008 Nominated Grammy Awards Song of the Year Like a Star
Won ASCAP Awards Song of the Year Put Your Record On
Nominated Urban Music Awards Best Neo Soul Act General
Won BMI Pop Awards Song of the Year Put Your Record On

Listen to an interview with Corinne.

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