Andrea Jane Corr MBE is an Irish singer, and an occasional 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, she and her 3 siblings 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, so Andrea is pursuing a solo career, releasing her debut album, Ten Feet High. The album moved away from the folk-rock genre of The Corrs, and features a darker, edgier dance-pop sound.
Andrea is involved in philantropic acitivies. 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. They are also ambassadors for the Nelson Mandela's "46664" campaign, where they performed live to raise awareness towards AIDS in Africa. During the Edinburgh Live 8 on 2 July 2005, The Corrs performed "When the Stars ; Blue" alongside Bono to promote the Make Poverty History campaign. As a result, she had received an honorary MBEs for her contribution to music and charity in 2005.