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2003 TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
TOR2003091207 - TORONTO, Ontario, Canada, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Andrea Corr, actress and lead vocalist of the Irish group the Corrs, walks up the red carpet at the Toronto International Film Festival premiere of "The Boys from County Clare" at Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto, Canada on September 12, 2003. sc/cc/Christine Chew UPI
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Andrea Jane Corr MBE (born 17 May 1974) is an Irish singer, and actress. Corr debuted in 1990 as the frontwoman of the Celtic folk rock and pop rock group, The Corrs, which consists of herself and her three siblings, Caroline, Sharon and Jim. As a band, they are notable for their hit singles, including their debut "Runaway" and "Breathless." Aside from singing lead vocals, she can play the tin whistle and the piano which was taught by her father.

With The Corrs, she has released five studio albums, two compilation albums, one remix album and two live albums. The Corrs are currently on hiatus because Sharon, Jim and Caroline are raising their children, while Andrea is pursuing a solo career, releasing her debut album, Ten Feet High, in 2007. The album moved away from the folk-rock genre of The Corrs, and features a darker, edgier dance-pop sound.

Corr is involved in charitable activities. She has played charity concerts to raise money for the Pavarotti & Friends Liberian Children's Village, Freeman Hospital in Newcastle, the victims of the Omagh bombing in Northern Ireland and The Prince's Trust in 2004. She is an ambassador for the Nelson Mandela's "46664" campaign, raising awareness towards AIDS in Africa. During the Edinburgh Live 8 on 2 July 2005, The Corrs performed "When the Stars Go Blue" alongside Bono to promote the Make Poverty History campaign. As a result, she had received an honorary MBE for her contribution to music and charity in 2005.

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