The Birth of Cornelius CD (Giveaway)

March 21, 2009 by Kailani  
Filed under entertainment, reviews & giveaways

This giveaway is now closed. Thank you for your participation.
The winner is comment #54: Hesper F.

Up until now, I have never heard of Corneille or his music. But thanks to Music Moms, I had the wonderful opportunity to review his brand new CD entitled “The Birth of Cornelius“.


Corneille is considered to be a major new artist on Motown Records. Though virtually unknown to an American audience, Corneille sells out arenas in other parts of the world.  Originally from Rwanda where he escaped the genocide, Corneille used music as a place where he could go and forget about the world- even if it was just for a little bit.  On his American debut The Birth of Cornelius, Corneille explores smooth soul and acoustic-based R&B pop. Think of a mix between John Legend, Tracy Chapman and Marvin Gaye.


I wasn’t sure what to expect from this CD but found myself truly enjoying it. His acoustic-driven R&B sound was easy to listen to and provided a great way to wind down after a hectic day. My favorite song was Back to Life and I found myself  listening to it over and over again.

Corneille sings about love, the heart, and his own personal experiences. Growing up, his parents and other family members were killed in Rwanda during the genocide in 1994. He alone managed to escape - first to Kinshasa, and then to Germany, where he was taken in by some family friends. He is now an established recording artist and a Red Cross Canada spokesperson as well as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.

So, if you’re looking for a new sound, check out The Birth of Cornelius.


I have copy of The Birth of Cornelius to give away to one lucky winner. To enter:

  • Just mention in comments before midnight, March 29th who your favorite non-kid recording artist is. That’s it!
  • A random winner will be selected and notified via email on March 30th.
  • The winner will then have 3 days to claim their prize.

To earn extra entries, you may do one or all of the following. Each one counts as an extra ticket but you must leave a separate comment for each one.

  • Subscribe to my feed.
  • Mention this giveaway on your blog with a link back here and to Corneille Music.
  • Place my button in your sidebar.

This giveaway is open to everyone world-wide! Good luck!



77 Responses to “The Birth of Cornelius CD (Giveaway)”
  1. MRS.MOMMYY says:

    how about the rolling stones, or the group chicago…or seal

  2. MRS.MOMMYY says:


  3. ALLY in WA says:

    My favorite is Seal, Like most all his stuff.

  4. ALLY in WA says:

    Your blog now feeds to my google reader.

  5. christopher h says:

    my fave is counting crows

  6. C. clemens says:

    my favorite is ludacris

  7. ky2here says:

    Janis Siegel - she sings jazz. She was part of Manhattan Transfer.

  8. Jen says:

    I love hearing new artists! I think my favorite right now is Michael Buble!

  9. Jen says:

    I have your button in my sidebar.

  10. Jen says:

    I subscribe via Google Reader!

  11. angie says:

    I would love to check his music out! Right now I am loving P!nk! I have always loved her but recently I got her newest CD and I love it!

  12. susan varney says:

    counting crows

  13. michelle says:

    My fave is India Arie….

  14. michelle says:



  15. Anne says:

    Its hard to choose one, but I will say Prince


  16. Anne says:

    I subscribe via email


  17. Laura says:

    I will say AC/DC

  18. mellebiotupp says:

    hello my favorite artist is barbara streisand

  19. mellebiotupp says:

    I subscribe via email

  20. mellebiotupp says:

    Mention this giveaway on your blog with a link back

  21. mellebiotupp says:

    I Place your button in my sidebar.

  22. Fran says:

    mine would be Barbara Streisand & Josh Groban. Love their voices. :)

  23. Fran says:

    also subscribed to your blog feed via email.

  24. Donna R says:

    I like most music. . .not really hard rock though. Thanks for the contest.

  25. Marlena U. says:

    We love Jack Johnson around our house. Yeah…he did the Curious George soundtrack but hin “non-kid” CDs are great, too! :) m_huston(at)hotmail(dot)com

  26. Marlena U. says:


  27. Angela J says:

    Andrea Bocelli

  28. sito says:

    I love Springsteen.

  29. sito says:

    I am an e-mail subscriber.

  30. JamericanSpice says:

    I love SEAL…there’s just something about that voice.

  31. JamericanSpice says:


  32. JamericanSpice says:

    I have your button

  33. Sylvia Belle says:

    Counting Crows

  34. Karly says:

    My favorite is Billy Joel.

  35. Angie says:

    I subscribe via email.

  36. Ken Robinson says:

    We like The Beatles the best. Please accept my entry. Thank you.

  37. jen says:

    I love Beyonce.

  38. James Jenkins says:


  39. Djp says:

    a win i would enjoy

  40. Sarah Stern says:

    I love Depeche Mode

  41. Pat Connors says:

    Billy Joel

  42. Jason says:

    Neil Diamond

  43. Beth says:

    Garth Brooks is my favorite!

  44. Beth says:

    I’d pick Elvis

  45. Beth says:

    I subscribe

  46. Gabriel J. says:

    I love U2.

  47. susan says:

    My favorite artist is Norah Jones.

  48. susan says:

    I’m a subscriber.

  49. Angie P. says:


  50. Sue Farrell says:

    My all time favorite was Elvis.

  51. Angie says:

    Your button is on my blog.

  52. Jennifer Hedden says:

    Hank Williams

  53. Beth says:

    I like listening to Muddy Waters or the Persuasions

  54. Hesper F. says:

    I love A Rotterdam November!

  55. David Clark says:

    My favorite artist is Sting.

    Thanks for the contest.

  56. Cindy B. in in Oklahoma says:

    Josh Grobabn!

  57. Cindy B. in in Oklahoma says:


  58. Cindy B. in in Oklahoma says:

    Button is on the left on my blog!

  59. Carrie Baird says:

    Billy Joel is my favorite, though it is hard to name a favorite. wgbc1446[at]yahoo[dot]com

  60. Ed Nemmers says:

    Pet Shop Boys

  61. nancy waychoff says:

    thanks again for another great gift

  62. Veronica Garrett says:

    B B King is my favorite.

  63. Shannon says:


  64. Shannon says:


  65. Helen says:

    I love Justin Timberlake!

  66. Andria says:

    I love sublime.

  67. Jennifer Elliott says:

    Thanks for the chance, my favorite is Neil young.

  68. Charlene Kuser says:

    I enjoy Lenny Kravitz music

  69. Charlene Kuser says:

    I am a subscriber

  70. Kristen Hendricks says:

    I have so many favorite non-kid recording artists. I like Michael Jackson and Guns N’ Roses the most. This is a great giveaway and I really hope I win. Thanks.

  71. kathleen yohanna says:

    I still like Elvis the best but Seal is a close second.

  72. Lily Kwan says:

    I love Erasure!

  73. Lily Kwan says:

    I subscribed to your feed.


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