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Anita Baker

R&B Singer
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Net worth 2018: $80 Million
Industry: Singers
Residence: Toledo
Country: United States
BirthDay: 26 January 1958
Sigh: Aquarius
Height: 1.49 m

Anita Baker was bornon 26 January 1958 in Toledo, American, is R&B Singer. Anita Baker is an American singer and songwriter who has had a long, glittering career and has eight Grammy Awards till date. Baker’s parents abandoned her at the age of two and she was raised by a foster family in Detroit. Her childhood was understandably a tough one but she got into music from a very early age and before long she started performing in nightclubs in the city. Her specialty was in Rhythm and Blues (R&B) and following a performance at one of those nightclubs, she was offered the chance to join a band named ‘Chapter 8’. However, it was as a solo performer that she really came into the limelight and her very first album titled ‘Rapture’ made her a household name across America. Baker is one of the few artists whose first four albums sold in excess of million copies and remains one of the icons of the R&B genre. Baker decided to take a break in order to bring up her sons and got back to work after a long hiatus, however her stature as an icon was cemented when her comeback album became a big hit.


$80 Million


Baker released her own version of the song titled “Lately” in 2012 and the song became quite popular


She has been working on the album featuring the single, "Only Forever", since 2010 but the release date of the album has still not been finalised


In 2007, she embarked on a two-year concert tour titled 'An Evening with Anita Baker' and performed at different events


In 2004, she released the album ‘My Everything’ and in spite of the fact that she had returned to music after a considerable period of time, the album was appreciated by music fans and was certified gold


Baker took a hiatus from music in order to look after her family and went back to recording in 2000 but all her recordings were were ruined by random popping noises from the rented 24-track tape machine


After taking a brief hiatus from music, Baker came out with her 5th album ‘Rhythm of Love’ in 1994 and its song ‘Body and Soul’ became a chat topper


In 1990, she released the album ‘Compositions’ and songs like ‘Talk to Me’ and ‘Fairy Tales’ propelled the album past the million copies threshold in terms of sales


In 1988, Baker released her third album titled ‘Giving You the Best That I Got’ it immediately became a big hit


In 1985, she signed a contract with Elektra Records label and came out with her second album 'Rapture' in 1986


In 1983, she released her debut solo album, 'The Songstress', under the Beverly Glen label


"In 1979, Ariola Records was taken over by Arista Records and Chapter 8 lost their contract as Arista Records was of the view that Baker was not fit to be the group’s lead singer


Baker became a member of the band ‘Chapter 8’ in 1975 and following a string of performances, the band was handed a deal by Ariola Records in 1979


Anita Baker was born on January 26 1958, in Toledo, Ohio

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