CORINNE BAILEY RAE’S THE SEA DEBUTS IN TOP 10 OF THE BILLBOARD 200 Bailey Rae To Perform On “Late Show with David Letterman,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live” And “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno”

CORINNE BAILEY RAE’S THE SEA DEBUTS IN TOP 10 OF THE BILLBOARD 200 Bailey Rae To Perform On “Late Show with David Letterman,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live” And “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno”

Corinne Bailey Rae – Paris Nights / New York Mornings video

The Sea, the follow up to Corinne Bailey Rae’s 2006 self-titled debut, entered The Billboard 200 at No. 7, selling upwards of 53,000 copies in its first week of release. The album was also #2 on the R&B album chart, #3 on the digital album chart and #6 on the internet album chart. The U.K. singer-songwriter launched the new album with four national television appearances, performing on “TODAY,” “Tavis Smiley,” “Ellen” and “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.”

Bailey Rae will return to the States for appearances on “Late Show with David Letterman” (March 1st), “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (March 8th) and “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” (April 4th). “Live From The Artists Den” recently captured a full concert of Bailey Rae’s, which will air on Public Television this spring (details to be announced shortly).

Tickets go on sale are on sale now for Bailey Rae’s upcoming North American tour, her first in three years. Playing a mixture of intimate venues and festivals, she’ll kick off the outing on April 9th in Vancouver, BC. She will perform at the Coachella Music and Arts Festival (April 17th), the St. Lucia Jazz Festival (May 8th) and on select Lilith Fair dates (to be announced). See below for itinerary and on sale dates.

“The album is a major creative leap from her debut,” said The New York Times of The Sea while People noted: “she captivates with a haunting, heartbreaking set that’s almost painfully exquisite.” In a four-star review, the Los Angeles Times called it “a remarkable accomplishment.” “The Sea is full of tunes packing an intensity and musical adventurousness that might surprise those who know Bailey Rae only from her breezy breakthrough single ‘Put Your Records On,’” observed Entertainment Weekly while NPR’s “All Things Considered” said: “Corinne Bailey Rae mesmerizes with The Sea….[It] marks the arrival of a newly observant songwriter and an absolutely fearless singer.”

Bailey Rae’s first album entered the U.K. album chart at #1 in June 2006 and she was the first British female singer-songwriter in decades to have her debut enter The Billboard 200 in the Top 20. By year’s end, it was RIAA-certified Platinum. She won a Q award, a MOJO award, an Image award and two MOBO awards and was nominated for three GRAMMY awards – “Record Of The Year” and “Song Of The Year” for her first single, “Put Your Records On,” and “Best New Artist.” After Bailey Rae’s performance on the 2007 GRAMMY Awards telecast, the album rocketed into the Top 5 of The Billboard 200. In 2008, “Like A Star,” her second single, was nominated for “Song Of The Year” and Herbie Hancock’s River: The Joni Letters, on which Corinne sang the title track, won the GRAMMY for “Album Of The Year.”

Corinne Bailey Rae – North American Tour

Date Market Venue

4/9 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom

4/11 Portland, OR Roseland Theatre

4/12 Seattle, WA Moore Theatre

4/15 San Francisco, CA Regency Ballroom

4/17 Indio, CA Coachella Music and Arts Festival

4/22 Chicago, IL Vic Theatre

4/24 Detroit, MI St. Andrews Hall

4/26 Toronto, ON Queen Elizabeth Theatre

4/28 Montreal, QC Club Soda

4/30 Boston, MA House of Blues

5/1 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of Living Arts

5/3 New York, NY Webster Hall

5/8 St. Lucia St. Lucia Jazz Festival

5/11 Atlanta, GA Center Stage

5/13 Washington, DC 9:30 Club

5/14 Baltimore, MD Ram’s Head Live

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