Corinne Bailey Rae may have lost Britain's prestigious Barclaycard Mercury Prize to electronic goth-pop trio The XX, but she looked stunning in a flesh-colored sequin cocktail dress and matching glitzy heels at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London on Tuesday.

Fun facts about Corinne:

-Her mother is British and her father is West Indian.
-She played the violin as a child before taking on the electric guitar.
-She studied English Literature before landing a record deal with EMI.
-Her song "The Sea," released in 2010, was heavily affected by the March 2008 death of her husband.





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