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GRAMMY winner Corinne Bailey Rae will kick off a series of five national television appearances with a performance on the “TODAY” show on Tuesday, January 26th, coinciding with the release of her latest album, The Sea. She’ll also appear on “Tavis Smiley” (January 27th), “Ellen” (January 28th) and “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” (January 29th). Bailey Rae will return to the States for a March 1st performance on “Late Show with David Letterman.”

“I’d Do It All Again,” the lead single from The Sea, will be available at all digital retailers beginning today. “Closer” will be impacting at Smooth Jazz radio on January 25th, at Urban AC on February 1st and AC radio in late February. A third album track, “Paris Nights and New York Mornings,” will go to Triple A radio on February 15th.

NPR Music’s “Exclusive First Listen” series will give The Sea its U.S. premiere. From January 18 – 26, the album will be available for free, on-demand listening exclusively at http://www.npr.org/music. The entire series – which includes full albums in all genres – is available at http://www.npr.org/firstlisten. In addition, a performance and interview with Bailey Rae will be featured on NPR’s “World Café” on Thursday, January 21st.

Fans who pre-order The Sea on the iTunes Music Store will receive the bonus track “Little Wing” and, exclusive to the pre-order, “It Be’s That Way Sometime.”

In December, Bailey Rae showcased songs from The Sea at sold-out concerts in Los Angeles and New York. She’ll be touring extensively in 2010, backed by many of the musicians who played on the new record, which she co-produced with Steve Brown, and Steve Chrisanthou, who produced many of the songs on her RIAA-certified Platinum, self-titled debut album.

Early U.K. reviews of The Sea have been stellar: “Although ‘The Sea’ has many hues it is dyed deep in pain,” said The Observer. “Now [it] is shaping up to be Bailey Rae’s own ‘Back To Black’, a rewarding hit built on pain.” The Sun declared it a “five star album that has already secured a place on the Best of 2010 lists” while the Evening Standard said: “Corinne Bailey Rae’s music has taken a great leap forward.” She has also drawn widespread acclaim for her recent shows. “Rae has undergone a tidal shift towards a raw, less manicured sound,” said The Times of one of her recent London performances. “‘Are You Here’ was a spiralling elegy in which she eschewed lyrical enunciation in favour of elemental anguish… ‘I’d Do It All Again’ swelled with Jeff Buckley-style vocal flutters, sometimes small and bruised, sometimes huge and searching. And ‘Love’s On Its Way’ was more powerful still as Rae… channelled a burst of turbulent mysticism that evoked Van Morrison circa ‘Astral Weeks.’”

Bailey Rae’s self-titled debut 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 album enter The Billboard 200 in the Top 20. Within the year, she had won a Q award, a MOJO award, an Image award and two MOBO awards and appeared on a host of television shows, including “Saturday Night Live,” “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “Late Night with Conan O’Brien,” “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” “Good Morning America” and “Ellen.”

She 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.” Her remarkable performance on the 2007 GRAMMY Awards telecast propelled her album into the Top 5 of The Billboard 200. The following year, “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.”