Corinne Bailey Rae was awarded her first Grammy in 2008 for Album Of The Year when featured on Herbie Hancock’s River: The Joni Letters, a tribute to Joni Mitchell. 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 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), Tyler The Creator, Paul Weller Stevie Wonder and many more including a performance in Theaster Gates’ video installation Do you hear me calling? Mama Mamama or What Is Black Power? Leading to a recent live in conversation with the artist for the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
The highly successful singer songwriter is now reissuing her critically acclaimed debut album on black vinyl as well as a special edition brick red version. This is the first time it has been issued on vinyl as per the original LP tracklist. Among the legendary songs “Put Your Records on” and “Like a Star” ranks a bonus track titled “Another Rainy Day”.
Bailey Rae’s success has lead her to composing 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. 2020 included The High Note with Bailey Rae’s “New to Me”, performed in the film by Tracee Ellis Ross.
Throughout Bailey Rae’s career she has performed worldwide from Glastonbury to Byron Bay Blues Festival. In 2019 Bailey Rae performed at BST Hyde Park, Newport Jazz Festival, Central Park SummerStage, London Jazz Festival, Delicious Festival (Johannesburg, SA), Rio Montreux Jazz Festival, The O2 (London), and Billboard Live Osaka & Tokyo.
She’ll be performing this summer at the new Crystal Palace festival South Facing festival staged on the iconic Rusty Laptop scene renovated for the occasion thanks to a local crowdfunding campaign.
The album has been certified triple platinum in the UK and platinum in the US where it peaked at number four in the US album charts and has sold over four million copies globally.