Singer Corinne Bailey Rae to release first new album since her husband’s death

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You may not recognize the name Corinne Bailey Rae, but you probably know her monster hit “Put Your Records On.” The song sold 4 million copies and thrust Rae, a UK-based jazz singer, into the international spotlight. The singer suffered a personal tragedy last year when her husband, musician Jason Rae, died of a drug overdose. Now, Corinne is set to release her second album and says she worked through her grief with music.

Corinne Bailey Rae is set to sail on a new journey in her career with the release of her new album The Sea on Feb. 2, it was announced Thursday.

The singer, 30, whose husband Jason was found dead in March 2008, has spoken of how she has channeled her grief into some of the new songs.

“I hope you guys will like it and be into it,” she says in a video on her Web site. The Leeds-based singer also says she co-produced the new record and promises “some hints” of the new work and behind-the-scenes footage will come to the site.

Rae’s 2006 debut song “Put Your Records On” sold 4 million copies. Prior to the February release of her album, she will perform some new shows in the U.S., as well as a Nov. 23 London concert.

[From People]

Corinne met her husband when she worked as a coat room attendant at a jazz club in Leeds. They married in 2001, before her career took off. Rae went into hiding after her husband’s death and hasn’t spoken on it since, but it looks like she is back to what she does best. I have been looking forward to this release for a while now. Corinne’s first album was great and there were many songs on it that surpassed her big hit. It’s nice to see her returning to work and doing well.

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  1. Celebitchy says:

    Thanks MSat, I’m not familiar with her work other than “put your records on,” but I’ve been listening to her other singles and she’s really talented. I hope things are going ok for her.

  2. auntie git says:

    Good for her. I love, LOVE her voice.

  3. Tsholo says:

    Yay. I cant wait ‘just like a star’ is my favourite song ever.

  4. MichMuko says:

    I didn’t like her music but she really is talented. Hope her new album does well.

  5. jeannified says:

    She is so talented. Love her music! How sad for her about her husband. I vaguely remember hearing about his overdose. Tragic!

  6. original kate says:

    i love her, and i am glad to see she is putting her life back together.

  7. Zoe (The Other One) says:

    Aw love her and her music. Hope she finds just as much success with this cd. And some happiness too.

  8. Tia C says:

    I know she has not always had the easiest life. The death of her husband was a horrible, tragic thing and I feel for her about that. I’m also happy for her about her new album. Having said all that stuff, however, I have never cared for her voice. She sounds like she’s trying WAAAAAAAAAAY too hard to be Billie Holiday, Jr. Just sayin’…

  9. Cinderella says:

    Her vocal style reminds me a bit of Nelly Furtado’s.

    Do your thing, girl.

  10. la chica says:

    LOVE her. glad she’s healing.

  11. Pia says:

    She’s lovely and I hope her the best.

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