Anita Baker

Born 26 January 1958.
Anita Baker


Anita Denise Baker (born January 26, 1958) is an American singer-songwriter. Starting her career in the late-1970s with the funk band Chapter 8, Baker eventually 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". To date, Baker has won eight Grammy Awards and has five platinum albums and one gold album to her credit. Baker's vocal range is contralto.

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  1. Review of The Songstress

    The Songstress 1987

    Reviewed by David O'Donnell
    The Songstress makes essential listening for those who are fans of the heart-felt ballad.
  2. Review of Rapture

    Rapture 1986

    Reviewed by Daryl Easlea
    Baker’s career high is an 80s equivalent of Dusty in Memphis.
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