Anita Baker

Anita Baker



Anita Denise Baker (born January 26, 1958)[1] is a retired[2] American singer-songwriter. Starting her career in the late 1970s with the funk band Chapter 8, Baker released her first solo album, The Songstress, in 1983. In 1986, she rose to stardom following the release of her platinum-selling second album, Rapture, which included the Grammy-winning single "Sweet Love". She is regarded as one of the most popular singers of soulful romantic ballads during the height of the quiet storm period of contemporary R&B in the 1980s.[3]

As of 2017, Baker has won eight Grammy Awards and has five platinum albums and one gold album to her credit. Baker's vocal range is contralto.[4][5][6][7][8]



Rapture is the second album by the American vocalist Anita Baker.
Giving You the Best That I Got
Giving You the Best That I Got is the third album by American R&B/soul singer Anita Baker.
Rhythm of Love
Rhythm of Love is the fifth album by the American R&B/soul singer Anita Baker.
Giving You the Best That I Got
"Giving You the Best That I Got" is a 1988 song by American R&B recording artist Anita Baker.

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Patsy Cline's music celebrated in 'Today, Tomorrow and Forever'
  –  August 18, 2017
After she laid down some Anita Baker covers, Sawyer asked if she had any other musical specialties. "She said she sang some Patsy Cline, and recorded four or five of her tunes," Sawyer recalled. "Even then, I thought it would be great for someone to write ...
Tampa Bay’s soulful singer Jennifer Real is ready to go global
  –  August 17, 2017
When you aren’t singing, what music are you listening to? All genres really but my favorite stations and mixes are: Anita Baker, the Love Frequency (528 Hz) and Annie Lennox, primarily. Mainly that they are dynamic and versatile. The long breaths ...
Conrad Parris and Bri Celestin to raise voices of love at Kaiso Blues
  –  August 17, 2017
Celestin, a former UK-based model and actor, is a mezzo soprano who cites Sade, Anita Baker, Billie Holiday and Maxwell as her musical influences. She has been performing locally for a year, among her performances the Women in Jazz at Fiesta Plaza and in ...
Willie Nelson and Kacey Musgraves
  –  August 17, 2017
Three-time Grammy Award-winning producer Tommy LiPuma—known for his best-selling work with Natalie Cole, Barbra Streisand, Anita Baker, Michael Buble and Krall, among others—helmed the sessions, joined by his veteran engineer-mixer colleague ...
New dune and wetland area unveiled on Porirua's foreshore
  –  August 16, 2017
The dune will remain roped off while the new plants get established. Porirua City Councillor and Te Awarua-o-Porirua Harbour and Catchment Joint Committee Chairperson Anita Baker says it’s exciting to see work finish on such an important harbour project.
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  –  August 13, 2017
Listening to Anita Baker’s soulful sultry rendition in “You’re My Thrill” (Fourplay: ‘Let’s Touch The Sky’) was simply astounding!" Note:Jaguar accepts payment with Paypal and Debit or Credit Card in the Jaguar Online Store. The trial ...
Ohio Players, Albright ready to party in Monroe
  –  August 11, 2017
During the ’80s, he became a highly requested session musician, playing on albums by a wide variety of artists, including Anita Baker, Ray Parker, the Temptations and Maurice White. He also toured extensively with Les McCann, Jeff Lorber, Marlena Shaw ...
Mary J. Blige, Lalah Hathaway
  –  August 11, 2017
So it has largely gone for the Bronx-born prodigy, a brilliant songwriter and vocalist whose run of classic albums throughout the nineties and early aughts provided a bridge between the beguiling Quiet Storm confections of Anita Baker and Chaka Khan and ...
R.LUM.R’s ‘Afterimage’ is Gallant Meets Frank Ocean on “Nikes” Alt-R&B Goodness
  –  August 9, 2017
What are some of your earliest music memories? Being in the house with my mother and sister, smelling sandalwood incense and hearing Sade and Anita Baker, and Frankie Beverly. There’s also that one cat, Kirk Franklin. My mother always had their music ...
Beth Griffith Releases Debut Album ‘Free’ (Review)
  –  August 7, 2017
Although daddy Griffith discouraged her from pursing a music career, her gift led her to work with industry greats like Boyz II Men, Yolanda Adams, Dionne Warwick, Whitney Houston and Anita Baker. She currently tours with Kem as one of his background singers.
‘Queen’ Mary J. Blige delivers a night for the ages
  –  August 6, 2017
She is most definitely music royalty. But first, a princess in her own right: Lalah Hathaway, channeling the husky-voiced spirit of Anita Baker and the tenderness of her father, soul master Donny. Classic R&B doesn’t get more sultry than this.
Tanerélle’s music is the perfect summer makeout soundtrack
  –  August 6, 2017
My mother and godfather would always play her music while I was growing up. Thank God, because she, along with Anita Baker and Toni Braxton, made me comfortable having a unique, lower voice. I also want to note that Sade doesn’t have ONE bad song in her ...

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