Music Birthday: Corrine Bailey Rae

🔊🥳Today, February 26, 1979, Corrine Jacqueline Bailey Rae was born in Leeds, United Kingdom. On March 2, 2007, ‘Like a Star’ peaked at no. 56 on the US Hot 100. The song, a production by Steve Chrisanthou, comes from Bailey Rae’s eponymous debut studio album, “Corrine Bailey Rae.” The album peaked at no. 4 on the Billboard 200. And not to leave out, for his hip-hop song of the same name, J. Cole sampled ‘Like a Star’ and included it on his first mixtape, “The Come Up.” Others who’ve sampled Bailey Rae’s classic pop ballad are Jae Millz, Raury, Taio Cruz, Crookers, and Legacy. 

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