Corinne Bailey Rae
Corinne Bailey Rae (born Corinne Jacqueline Bailey on 26 February 1979) is a British singer-songwriter and guitarist from Leeds, who released her debut album Corinne Bailey Rae in February 2006. Bailey Rae was named the number-one predicted breakthrough act of 2006 in an annual BBC poll of music critics, Sound of 2006. She became the fourth female British act in history to have her first album debut at number one. Bailey Rae was nominated for Grammy Awards and BRIT Awards, and has won two MOBO Awards and an Album Of The Year Grammy and Best Contemporary Jazz Album for her work as a featured artist in Herbie Hancock's River: The Joni Letters.
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Urban pop singer Jessie J has come top of the BBC's Sound of 2011 talent list which showcases the best rising stars in music for the coming year. The list uses recommendations from more than 160 influential UK tastemakers, including many from the radio industry.
Ellie Goulding came top of last year's list. Other winners in the list's nine-year history include Little Boots, Adele, Mika, Corinne Bailey Rae and 50 Cent. George Ergatoudis, Head of Music at BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra, said: "There are many lists of hotly tipped acts, but I believe the BBC's Sound of.
During the week, the winner of the BBC Sound of 2011 poll will be announced. Compiled from the views of music critics and industry experts, the survey names the rising stars tipped for big things in the coming 12 months. Ellie Goulding was the winner of the BBC Sound of 2010 with previous winners including Little Boots, Adele, Mika, Corinne Bailey Rae, The Bravery, Keane and 50 Cent.