Currently alive, at 59 years of age.
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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.