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Anita Baker

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Date of Birth January 26, 1958
Age 64 years, 5 months, 17 days
Place of Birth Toledo
Country United States
Profession R&B Singer
Horoscope Aquarius

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Anita Baker net worth, birthday, age, height, weight, wiki, fact 2021-22! In this article, we will discover how old is Anita Baker? Who is Anita Baker dating now & how much money does Anita Baker have?

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FatherNot Available
MotherNot Available
SiblingsNot Available
SpouseWalter Bridgforth Jr.
Children(s)Edward Carlton Bridgforth, Walter Baker Bridgforth

Anita Baker Biography

Anita Baker is a famous R&B Singer, who was born on January 26, 1958 in United States. Detroit-based R&B singer who released the 1986 hit single “Sweet Love” and the album Rapture. She was a member of Chapter 8, a funk band. According to Astrologers, Anita Baker's zodiac sign is Aquarius.

Anita Baker was born on January 26, 1958, in Toledo, Ohio. When she was two, her mother abandoned her and Baker was raised by a foster family in Detroit, Michigan. When Baker was 12, her foster parents died and her foster sister raised her afterwards. By the time Baker was 16, she began singing R&B at Detroit nightclubs. After one performance, she was discovered by bandleader David Washington, who gave her a card to audition for the funk band, Chapter 8.

She married Walter Bridgeforth on December 24, 1988 and they divorced in 2008. They raised two sons.

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 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. As of 2017, Baker has won eight Grammy Awards and has five platinum albums and one gold album. Her vocal range is mezzosoprano.

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Ethnicity, religion & political views

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The American Music Awards is an annual awards ceremony created by Dick Clark in 1973. Baker has received four awards from nine nominations.

Anita Baker Net Worth

Anita Baker is one of the richest R&B Singer & listed on most popular R&B Singer. According to our analysis, Wikipedia, Forbes & Business Insider, Anita Baker net worth is approximately $80 Million.

Anita Baker Net Worth & Salary
Net Worth$80 Million
SalaryUnder Review
Source of IncomeR&B Singer
CarsNot Available
HouseLiving in own house.

She formed a band with Michael J Powell, who later became her producer.

The American Music Awards is an annual awards ceremony created by Dick Clark in 1973. Baker has received four awards from nine nominations.

Baker joined Chapter 8 in 1975 and the group toured until securing a deal with Ariola Records in 1979. The group’s first album, Chapter 8, was released that year and featured the singles “Ready for Your Love,” a duet between Baker and bandmate Gerald Lyles, and the Baker-led “I Just Want to Be Your Girl.” After Ariola was bought out by Arista Records in 1979, Chapter 8 was dropped by the label who were convinced that Baker, as the group’s lead singer, didn’t have “star potential.” Baker returned to Detroit, working as a waitress and a receptionist until, in 1982, Otis Smith, a former associate of Ariola, convinced Baker to start a solo career under his Beverly Glen label.

Anita Baker Height

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She has won eight Grammy Awards, including one for her single “Sweet Love.”

Baker released her debut solo album, The Songstress, in 1983. The album produced four singles: “No More Tears” and its B-side, “Will You Be Mine”, “Angel” and “You’re the Best Thing Yet”. “Angel” became Baker’s first top ten single, reaching number five on the R&B charts in late 1983. “You’re the Best Thing Yet” followed it in the R&B top 40 early the following year. Despite this early success, Baker later complained that she hadn’t received any royalties from the work. In addition, the label delayed work on Baker’s follow-up of The Songstress. By 1984, after two years, Baker sought to leave the label but was sued by Smith for breach of contract in 1985. After months in court debating the matter, it was concluded that Baker should be allowed to record for other labels, winning the case against Smith. Baker then signed with the Warner Music Group-associated Elektra Records label in 1985 and began working on her next album. Her Elektra contract allowed the singer to have creative control and produce her own music, something she wasn’t allowed to do at Beverly Glen. Baker used her old Chapter 8 bandmate, songwriter and producer Michael J. Powell on her first Elektra album, though label execs were initially unhappy with her choice of Powell over more established producers.

Who is Anita Baker dating?

According to our records, Anita Baker married to Walter Bridgforth Jr.. As of May 2022, Anita Baker’s is not dating anyone.

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Baker married Walter Bridgeforth, Jr. on December 24, 1988. The couple separated in 2005 and finalized their divorce two years later. They have two sons, Walter Baker Bridgeforth (born January 1993) and Edward Carlton Bridgeforth (born May 1994). Baker currently lives in Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan. Her son Walter is now attending Berklee College of Music in Boston, as a drum principal, majoring in Music Production & Engineering.

Facts & Trivia

Ranked on the list of most popular R&B Singer. Also ranked in the elit list of famous celebrity born in United States. Anita Baker celebrates birthday on January 26 of every year.

The Soul Train Music Awards is an annual award show aired in national broadcast syndication that honors the best in African American music and entertainment established in 1987.

Baker’s follow-up, Giving You the Best That I Got, was released in October 1988 and immediately became a success, topping the Billboard 200 and selling 5 million copies worldwide, 3 million of which sold alone in the United States. The title track reached number three on the Billboard Hot 100 and topped the R&B and adult contemporary charts, becoming her most successful charted single. The follow-up, “Just Because”, reached the top 20 on the pop chart while also becoming an R&B chart-topper, while a third single, “Lead Me Into Love”, became a top ten R&B hit. The album resulted in three more Grammy Awards for the singer. In 1990, Baker released Compositions, which had Baker more involved in the songwriting and production process and the first in which she began incorporating more jazz elements than in previous albums. The album launched the singles “Talk to Me”, “Soul Inspiration” and “Fairy Tales”, and eventually sold over a million copies. After the end of the album’s touring and promotion schedule in 1991, Baker took a break from the business when she settled down with her husband at the time, later having two children together. Also in 1991, Elektra re-issued Baker’s first album, The Songstress, after buying rights to the album. It has sold more than 300,000 copies since its release.

After appearing on Frank Sinatra’s Duets album, Baker officially returned to the charts with Rhythm of Love in 1994. The album featured the hit “Body and Soul”, which became her first top 40 pop hit since 1989; the second single, the mid-tempo “I Apologize”, later won Baker an eighth Grammy. The album eventually sold over 2 million copies, resulting in her fourth consecutive platinum-selling album. Baker undertook the Rhythm of Love World Tour from December 14, 1994, to November 14, 1995. Baker was transferred to another label within the Warner Music Group, Atlantic Records, in 1996.

Taking a hiatus after the end of the Rhythm of Love Tour to care for her two sons, Baker returned to the studio in 2000. In May 2001, Baker filed a lawsuit against Zomba Recording and its Dreamhire division for alleged damage to her recordings caused by the hired 24-track tape machine. Due to a label restructuring, Baker was let go from Atlantic that November without releasing any material with the company. During this hiatus, Rhino Records released the compilation, The Best of Anita Baker (named Sweet Love: The Very Best of Anita Baker in the UK) in June 2002. The album eventually was certified platinum by the RIAA, denoting sales in excess of 1,000,000 units in the US. That year, Baker returned to live performing, signing with Blue Note Records in March 2004. That September, Baker released the album, My Everything. The album peaked at number four on the Billboard 200 and number-one on the R&B charts, eventually being certified gold.

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