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Baker, Anita

Born: 1958 AD
Currently alive, at 57 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Actresses, Artists, Singer


1958 - Born on the 26th of January in Toledo, Ohio.


She is a multi-platinum selling Rhythm and Blues singer-songwriter and 8 time Grammy Award winner.


1970 - She began singing in a Baptist church choir.


1974 - Joined in a band called Humanity, which included fellow high school friends.


1975 - Anita joined Chapter 8, the most popular group of Detroit at the time.


1979 - She got a record deal with Ariola and her self-titled album came out.


1983 - Released her debut album The Songtress.


1985 - Anita got a major label contract with Elektra Records, a division of Warner Music Group.


1986 - Her album "Rapture" released and she chooses her friend from Chapter 8, Michael J. Powell, as her producer.


1986-1987 - She wrote "Been So Long", "Watch Your Step" and "Sweet Love". "Sweet Love", "Caught Up In the Rapture", "No One In The World", and "Same Ole Love" became major R&B hits.


1987 - She was returning to Detroit to receive the key of the city, she got engaged to Walter Bridgforth Jr. whom she'd met on an earlier trip home in January.


1987 - Married on Christmas Eve.


1990 - Returned back to the studio in for her third Elektra album "Compositions."


1993 - Anita gave birth to her first child, a boy named Walter Baker Bridgforth.


1994 - Her 5th album, "Rhythm Of Love," was issued on September.


1995 - Appeared to the Billy Crystal directed film "Forget Paris."


1996 - Anita had a disagreement with Elektra Records about the delay of her new album.


2000 - Began to record her long-awaited new album.


2001 - She had filed a lawsuit in federal court against an audio equipment rental company she said ruined some tracks recorded for her new album.


2002 - Rhino Records released her compilation "The Best Of Anita Baker" in 18th of June.


2004 - Blue Note Records announced they signed Anita Baker to an exclusive recording contract that would result in at least two albums.


2005 - She released her first Christmas album, "Christmas Fantasy."


2006 - The Grammy-winning singer-producer Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds had filed a breach of contract lawsuit.




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