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Corinne Bailey Rae. Initially coming to fame after a poll of critics had voted her "the sound of ", Corinne Bailey Rae justified the high expectations of her when her debut album topped the UK album chart and quickly established her as an international star. Born in Leeds to an English mother and a father from Saint Kitts, Bailey Rae studied classical violin as a child and gained her love of singing from a Brethren church, even singing Primal Scream covers in church. Her first band was an all-female indie group called Helen, which was briefly signed to the heavy metal label Roadrunner. She went on to study English literature at the University of Leeds and worked as a check-out girl at a local jazz club, which triggered her interest jazz and made a big impact on her future vocal style - she also met her husband, saxophonist Jason Rae at the club. Her self-titled first album in became an international phenomenon and the single Put Your Records On was a major hit.
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Bailey Rae was named the number-one predicted breakthrough act of in an annual BBC poll of music critics, Sound of She released her debut album, Corinne Bailey Rae, in February , and became the fourth female British act in history to have her first album debut at number one. Bailey Rae released her second album, The Sea, on 26 January , after a hiatus of almost three years. It was produced by Steve Brown and Steve Chrisanthou who produced her debut album in She was nominated for the Mercury Prize for Album of the Year. Bailey Rae was married to fellow musician Jason Rae from until his death in , and as part of the grieving process, she channelled her emotions into her music.
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Bailey Rae was named the number-one predicted breakthrough act of in an annual BBC poll of music critics, Sound of Bailey Rae released her second album, The Sea , on 26 January , after a hiatus of almost three years. It was produced by Steve Brown and Steve Chrisanthou who produced her debut album in The Heart Speaks in Whispers debuted at No. Bailey Rae began her musical career at school, where she studied classical violin before she turned her attention to singing: "I started off singing in church , I suppose, but people think it must have been a gospel church because of the whole, you know, black assumption," she said in reference to her multi-racial background It was always my favourite part of the service, the singing.