Anita Denise Baker was born on January 26,1958 and is an American singer-songwriter.
24 Facts About Anita Baker
Anita Baker is known for her soulful ballads, particularly from the height of the quiet storm period in the 1980s.
Anita Baker is a contralto with a range of nearly three octaves.
Anita Baker was born on January 26,1958, in Toledo, Ohio.
When she was two, her mother abandoned her and Anita Baker was raised by a foster family in Detroit, Michigan.
Anita Baker joined Chapter 8 in 1975 and the group toured until securing a deal with Ariola Records in 1979.
Anita Baker released her debut solo album, The Songstress, in May 1983.
Anita Baker then signed with the Warner Music Group-associated Elektra Records label in 1985 and began working on her next album.
The album resulted in Anita Baker's winning two Grammy Awards at the 1987 ceremony.
In 1987, Anita Baker collaborated with The Winans on their song, "Ain't No Need to Worry", which gave Anita Baker a third Grammy, this time in the Best Soul Gospel Performance by a Duo or Group, Choir or Chorus category.
In 1990, Anita Baker released Compositions, which had Anita Baker more involved in the songwriting and production process and the first in which she began incorporating more jazz elements than in previous albums.
Anita Baker undertook the Rhythm of Love World Tour from December 14,1994 to November 14,1995.
Anita Baker was transferred to another label within the Warner Music Group, Atlantic Records, in 1996.
That year, Anita Baker returned to live performing, signing with Blue Note Records in March 2004.
In 2005, Anita Baker released Christmas Fantasy, winning a Grammy nomination for the song, "Christmas Time Is Here".
In May 2005, Anita Baker was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Music from Berklee College of Music.
Anita Baker occasionally sang the American national anthem at sports events.
Anita Baker said, 'I'm glad that you picked up the ball where I left off.
Anita Baker had been working on a new album featuring the single, "Only Forever", since 2010.
In March 2021, Anita Baker entered into a conflict with Elektra Records over rights to her master recordings, which she claimed were supposed to return to her after the expiration of her contract, according to copyright law.
Anita Baker asked fans to stop buying and streaming her music until the rights to her music were given to her.
Anita Baker performed "The Star-Spangled Banner" at Philadelphia's Lincoln Financial Field prior to the 2022 NFC Championship Game between the Eagles and San Francisco 49ers.
Anita Baker publicly endorsed presidential candidate Andrew Yang in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary.
In 2013, Anita Baker was inducted into the Michigan Rock and Roll Legends Hall of Fame.