CORINNE BAILEY RAE
Summer Jam, Sunday 23rd July, 18.10 – 18.50, Central Stage, Sefton Park, FREE
From Leeds, England, artist Corinne Bailey Rae released her self-titled debut album in 2006, debuting at #1 in the UK and #4 in the USA, featuring the global hits ‘Put Your Records On’ and ‘Like A Star’. With over 5 million albums sold, Bailey Rae has been awarded 2 GRAMMYs including Best R&B Performance and multiple GRAMMY, BRIT, MOBO, BET nominations.
Bailey Rae returned in 2016 with her third studio album, ‘The Heart Speaks In Whispers’ featuring ‘Green Aphrodisiac’, which Billboard critics named one of the 10 Best R&B Songs of 2016.
The album has received critical acclaim worldwide with NPR naming it ‘one of their favorite 30 albums of the year so far’ and The Guardian ‘one of the best R&B of 2016’. The Huffington Post included ‘Stop Where You Are’ in their Top Songs of 2016.
Described as the ‘Bewitching Queen of British Soul’, Bailey Rae has stunned audiences worldwide in 2016 performing in the UK, Europe, USA and Asia including as special guest for Stevie Wonder at his Hyde Park BST, London concert for a crowd of 100,000.
Bailey Rae was selected by NASA for the historic DESTINATION: JUPITER campaign; represented Europe for the International Olympic Committee’s PSA; and performed ‘Ooo Baby Baby’ at the Smokey Robinson: The Library Of Congress Gershwin Prize Ceremony.
Bailey Rae also has written music for film and television, including the theme song to Stan Lee’s Lucky Man (Sky1). Bailey Rae recorded Coldplay’s ‘The Scientist’ for the opening title sequence for Universal Pictures’ FIFTY SHADES DARKER, which opened February 10. The track is also featured on the Fifty Shades Darker Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, which has peaked between #1 and 40 in 33 countries at iTunes and has elevated her to one of the top artists in the world on Spotify. Most recently, Bailey Rae was one of 13 models chosen by fashion designer Sophie Theallet’s New York Fashion week Spring campaign, representing a message of world diversity.