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Corrine Bailey Rae is so 5 minutes from now

We think the British singer is going to be huge

WHAT SHE'S DONE:
The 27-year-old chanteuse from Leeds, England, had both the No. 1 album and No. 1 single (the buoyant summer jam ''Put Your Records On'') in the U.K. this year.

HOW SHE'S DOING IT:
Think a warm, sultry blend of Norah Jones Cool and Macy Gray Soul, with songwriting that shows flashes of Fiona Apple.

WHEN SHE'LL BREAK BIG:
Her debut, Corinne Bailey Rae, arrives Stateside on June 20.

WHY YOU SHOULD ROOT FOR HER:
Before reinventing herself as a jazzy vocalist, Rae was lead singer and guitarist of the Zeppelin-worshiping all-girl band Helen. Rawk!

Originally posted May 19, 2006 Published in issue #878 May 26, 2006 Order article reprints
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