Corinne Bailey is a British singer-songwriter and guitarist from Leeds, who released her debut album Corinne Bailey Rae in February 2006. She became the fourth female British act in history to have her first album debut at number one.
To call anticipation of English-born singer/songwriter Corinne Bailey-Rea's self titled debut high would be a vast understatement. The album entered the British charts at number one (one of only four British females in history to accomplish this feat) after a BBC poll predicted that she would be the top breakthrough act of 2006. Across the pond the record cracked the Billboard Top 20 in the States, with Bailey-Rae even guesting on "Saturday Night Live." Tragically, work on her follow-up was derailed by the death of her husband. Four years and four million records sold later she has returned with the unyieldingly personal, "The Sea," a meditation on both despair and hope that has already been nominated for this year's prestigious Mercury "Short List" award.