Corinne Bailey Rae
"I love seeing people busking. Walking down the street and hearing a busker playing can really change your day. And it's a great way for musicians to create an immediate connection with people."
From Leeds, artist Corinne Bailey Rae released her self-titled debut album in 2006, debuting at No. 1 in the UK and No. 4 in the USA, featuring the global hits Put Your Records On and Like A Star. It catapulted Bailey Rae into the spotlight with millions of albums sold and earned multiple award nominations, including Grammy and Brit Awards. The second album, 'The Sea' released to worldwide critical acclaim, reaching Top 5 in the UK and Top 10 in the USA. It was no surprise that Corinne Bailey Rae found 'The Sea' nominated for the Mercury Music Prize. The subsequent EP 'Is This Love' was awarded a Grammy for Best R&B Performance in 2011.
Originally the front-woman of an indie band, Corinne Bailey Rae's music spans indie, electronic, soul and experimental. Corinne received a Grammy Award for her work on Herbie Hancock’s album 'The River'. Recent recordings have seen her work with Al Green, Claude Kelly, Esperanza Spalding, Herbie Hancock, John Legend, John Mayer, KING, Malay, Norah Jones, Paul McCartney, RZA, Salaam Remi, Stevie Wonder, The Roots, Valerie Simpson and more. Bailey Rae also has written music for films and television shows, including 'Venus' (starring Peter O’Toole), 'Man with the Iron Fist' and, most recently, the theme song to Stan Lee’s 'Lucky Man'.