The Rise of Corinne Bailey Rae

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ESSENCE.COM Nov, 03, 2008

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In addition to her success in the U.K, Corinne Bailey Rae proved to be a superstar in the States, making the highest-ever chart debut for a British star.

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Corinne Bailey Rae performs her latest LP “The Sea” on stage February 10, 2010 in Madrid.

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The singer/songwriter lost her husband due to an overdose and poured the raw emotion from that tragedy into the latest album.

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Corinne Bailey Rae arrives at the Q Awards 2009, at the Grosvenor House on October 26, 2009 in London, England.

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Corinne’s signature look is synonymous with feminine, girly styles.

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Corinne’s fashion sense has received attention by fashion editors internationally.

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The spotlight can’t deny Corinne as she sings to the audience at the V Festival.

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Corinne looks nothing short of regal at the 2008 MusiCares Person of the Year gala.

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At the start of her career in 2005, Corinne skyrocketed to the top of the U.K. charts and had a No. 1 triple-platinum album to prove it.

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This fresh-faced crooner doesn’t have to do much to please a crowd. Corinne shows off her natural beauty at the BlackBerry Summer Party. Petal-blushed cheeks and peach-stained lips score a high note for this sweetheart.

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Posh princess Corinne sings her heart out at the Live Earth London concert in a mod-girl chic honeycomb graphic minidress.

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When all else fails, go back to your schoolgirl roots. Besides, who wouldn’t love this cutesy curtsey pose? Pleated rouched details give this plaid number the perfect edge of sophistication for Corinne.

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Sparks flew when Corinne wore this silver, bedazzled plunge-neck dress to the World AIDS Day concert in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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Corinne looks might snazzy in an opulent black frock at the World AIDS Day concert. Her layers upon layers of quilted material make this classy garb a stand out.

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