"Like a Star" is a song by English soul singer–songwriter Corinne Bailey Rae from her self-titled debut album, Corinne Bailey Rae (2006). Released in November 2005 as her debut single and re-released in October 2006, the song was nominated for the 2008 Grammy Award for Song of the Year. It remains Bailey Rae's biggest hit single in the USA to date, and her only one to reach the Top 60 of the Billboard Hot 100.
"Like a Star" was originally released in the United Kingdom on 7 November 2005 in a limited-edition format; only 3000 copies were made, becoming much sought-after item by Rae fans. It was sent out to test the water ahead of a proper release, and after Rae gave a critically acclaimed performance of the song on Later... with Jools Holland, it instantly sold out. The single's music video was directed by James Griffiths.
Written entirely by Rae herself and produced by Steve Chrisanthou, "Like a Star" won much critical praise and was championed by Radio 1 DJs Colin and Edith. The rich soulfulness of the vocals and the laid-back smooth production introduced the world to Rae.