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Anita Baker

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Followers 180,663
Category Electronic, Rnb-soul, R&b/soul, R&b, Soul, House
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About Anita Baker
Anita Baker (born January 26, 1958, in Toledo, Ohio) is a soul and adult contemporary Rhythm and blues singer. With her classy, refined brand of romantic soul, Anita Baker was one of the definitive quiet storm singers of the '80s. Gifted with a strong, supple alto, Baker was influenced not only by R&B, but jazz, gospel, and traditional pop, which gave her music a distinctly adult sophistication. Smooth and mellow, but hardly lifeless, it made her one of the most popular romantic singers of her time. Baker was born January 26, 1958, in Toledo, OH, and raised in nearby Detroit, where she grew up listening to female jazz singers like Sarah Vaughan, Nancy Wilson, and Ella Fitzgerald. At age 12, she began singing a gospel choir, and by age 16 she was performing with several local bands. In 1975, she successfully auditioned for Chapter 8, one of Detroit's most popular acts at the time; the group eventually signed with Ariola and released an album in 1979, but were immediately dropped when the label was acquired by Arista (which didn't care for Baker's vocals). Chastened, Baker worked low-paying jobs in Detroit and eventually found steady work as a receptionist at a law firm. In 1982, Otis Smith -- an executive who'd worked with Chapter 8 -- contacted Baker about recording for his new label Beverly Glen. Happy with her employment benefits and skittish over the experience with Arista, Baker was reluctant at first, but eventually flew out to the West Coast to record her debut album, The Songstress, in 1983. Though it didn't gain quite enough exposure to become a hit, it did help Baker build a strong fan base through word-of-mouth and she was signed by Elektra in 1985. Working with producer Michael J. Powell (an old Chapter 8 cohort), Baker released her major-label debut Rapture in 1986. It was a platinum, Grammy winning smash, appealing to both urban and adult contemporary listeners and producing two all-time quiet storm classics in "Caught Up in the Rapture" and "Sweet Love." Baker toured the world in 1987 and her guest appearance on the Winans track "Ain't No Need to Worry" won a Grammy. Her equally stylish follow-up album, Giving You the Best That I Got, appeared in 1988, spawning more staples in the title track and "Just Because." "Giving You the Best That I Got" also won Baker two more Grammys, for Best Female R&B Vocal and Best R&B Song. For her third Elektra album, Baker decided to handle a greater share of the songwriting, hence the title Compositions, which was released in 1990 and featured even stronger jazz inflections than Baker's previous work (not to mention all live instruments). Following Compositions, Baker took a break from recording and touring; after having her first son in 1993, she returned to the studio to craft Rhythm of Love, which was released in 1994. In the years that followed, Baker was mostly silent, despite her fans' clamoring for a jazz album; instead, she raised her family and became embroiled in contract disputes with Elektra, which eventually led her to move to Atlantic. She began working on a new album in 2000, but had to start over from scratch due to defective recording equipment that made the original tracks unsalvageable. In 2004 it was announced that she had signed with Blue Note and still working on her new album. In the meantime, the Atlantic imprint Rhino released Night of Rapture: Live, a 1987 concert originally available on video. Baker finally returned to the studio in 2003 and issued My Everything, her first album in 10 years. Two years later she released her first holiday album, Christmas Fantasy.
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Electronic, Rnb-soul, R&b/soul, R&b, Soul, House
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What fans are saying
Yolonda
5 / 5
Incredible concert! There are levels to everything. Ms. Baker is up there in the rafters with our greatest singers. When an artist can put their heart and soul in their music and give it freely, it’s something special!😍😍❤️
Radio City Music Hall New York, NY
Feb 15, 2019
T
3 / 5
It was ok. She was better in Miami for her farewell tour. A intermission should have been available for her to rest. Show started late and ended early. Still thinks she’s an amazing artist.
Verizon Theatre Grand Prairie, TX
Jun 30, 2019
Nilene
5 / 5
An awesome adult show. Miss Anita Baker gives a classy show. Everyone in her band, was dressed, no tennis shoes or Jean's with holes. I truly appreciated that. I would she her again and again!!!
Patricia & Arthur Modell Performing Arts Center at The Lyric Baltimore, MD
Feb 23, 2020
CVG
4 / 5
Great show. Sound could have been clearer in 1st Mezannine, I would have appreciated some image magnification, and they started late. But, SHE PUT ON A GREAT SHOW!
Radio City Music Hall New York, NY
Feb 15, 2019
Eileen
5 / 5
Best concert ever loved it .Anita Baker is a very sweet and kind person you can't help but love the person she is.Anita your the best.
Bob Carr Theater Orlando, FL
Mar 18, 2018
Steve
4 / 5
She is as good now as she was when I saw her in 1988..! The venue is very nice and the place was packed..! Great show
The Theater at MGM National Harbor Oxon Hill, MD
Dec 28, 2018
Joanna
5 / 5
Anita Baker looked beautiful and her voice was Phenomenal! What a concert! She sang even MORE fantastic than before!!! Wow, the high notes she sang!!!
Radio City Music Hall New York, NY
Feb 14, 2019
Issachar
3 / 5
She was good and I enjoyed that part. But not having an opening act and waiting til 9:30 to see her was not the best..
Pine Knob Music Theatre Clarkston, MI
Jul 03, 2023
Carolyn Burgis
5 / 5
All I expected. Her voice was phenomenal, sound and visuals beautiful the only issue was where was her teleprompter? She handled it well. *****
Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena Atlantic City, NJ
Nov 26, 2023
LaLa
5 / 5
Surprised my Mom with tickets! We had an awesome time! I hope Anita continues performing because we will be back!!!
The Chicago Theatre Chicago, IL
Nov 28, 2018

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