American Singer-Songwriter

Anita Baker

  • Jan 26, 1958 (age 62)
  • 4' 11" (1.50 m)
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2012
Nomination2012

Best Traditional R&B Performance

Nominated for Grammy …
Nominated for Grammy Award for Best Traditional R&B Performance.
Grammy Award
2011
Original Album Series
AlbumJun 13, 2011

Original Album Series

Original Album Series released.
2010
Award2010

Soul Train Music Special Female Legen…

Won Soul Train Music Special Female Legend Music Award.
2006
Nomination2006

Best Traditional R&B Performance

Nominated for "Christmas Time Is Here".
Grammy Award
2005
Christmas Fantasy
AlbumOct 4, 2005

Christmas Fantasy

Christmas Fantasy is the seventh and final studio album by …
Christmas Fantasy is the seventh and final studio album by American R&B singer Anita Baker. It is Baker's first (and only) holiday album, and was released on October 4, 2005 by Blue Note Records. The album peaked at number 120 on the Billboard 200, and number 31 on the R&B chart.
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2004
My Everything
AlbumSep 7, 2004

My Everything

My Everything is the sixth studio album by Anita Baker, …
My Everything is the sixth studio album by Anita Baker, released on September 7, 2004. The album debuted at #4 on the US Billboard 200 selling 132,000 copies in its first week. As of May 2005, the album has sold 568,000 copies in the US and been certified Gold by the RIAA.
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A Night Of Rapture: Live
AlbumJun 8, 2004

A Night Of Rapture: Live

A Night Of Rapture: Live released.
Best R&B Album
Nomination2004

Best R&B Album

Nominated for "My Everything".
Grammy Award
Nomination2004

Best Traditional R&B Performance

Nominated for Grammy …
Nominated for Grammy Award for Best Traditional R&B Performance.
Grammy Award
2002
The Best of Anita Baker
AlbumJun 18, 2002

The Best of Anita Baker

The Best of Anita Baker is a …
The Best of Anita Baker is a compilation album by the American R&B/soul singer Anita Baker. It was released on June 18, 2002, in the United States by Rhino Records, and compiles material from Baker's career spanning 1983-2002. As of March 2004, the album has sold 402,000 copies and been certified Gold by the RIAA.
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1996
Nomination1996

Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist

Nominated for American …
Nominated for American Music Award for Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist.
American Music Award
1995
SongJun 26, 1995

When You Love Someone
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Best Female R&B Vocal Performance
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Award1995

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance

Won award for "I Apologize".
Grammy Award
Nomination1995

Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist

Nominated for American …
Nominated for American Music Award for Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist.
American Music Award
Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals
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Nomination1995

Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals

Nominated for "When You Love Someone".
Grammy Award
Best R&B/Soul Album, Female
Award1995

Best R&B/Soul Album, Female

Won award for "Rhythm of Love".
Soul Train Music Award
Best R&B/Soul Single, Female
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Nomination1995

Best R&B/Soul Single, Female

Nominated for "Body and Soul".
Soul Train Music Award
Award1995

Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist

Won American Music Award …
Won American Music Award for Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist.
American Music Award
Best Video of the Year
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Nomination1995

Best Video of the Year

Nominated for "Body and Soul".
Soul Train Music Award
Best R&B/Soul Album, Female
Nomination1995

Best R&B/Soul Album, Female

Nominated for "Rhythm of Love".
Soul Train Music Award
Best R&B/Soul Single, Female
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Award1995

Best R&B/Soul Single, Female

Won award for "Body and Soul".
Soul Train Music Award
Best Female R&B Vocal Performance
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Nomination1995

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance

Nominated for "I Apologize".
Grammy Award
1994
Rhythm of Love
AlbumSep 13, 1994

Rhythm of Love

Rhythm of Love is the fifth album by American R&B/soul singer …
Rhythm of Love is the fifth album by American R&B/soul singer Anita Baker, released in 1994. The album peaked at #3 on the US Billboard 200 and #1 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip Hop chart and was certified double platinum, giving Baker her fourth platinum selling album.
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Edward Carlton Bridgforth
ChildMay 1994

Edward Carlton Bridgforth

Edward Carlton Bridgforth born.
Best R&B Album
Nomination1994

Best R&B Album

Nominated for "Rhythm of Love".
Grammy Award
Nomination1994

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance

Nominated for "Body And Soul".
Grammy Award
1993
Walter Baker Bridgforth
Child1993

Walter Baker Bridgforth

Walter Baker Bridgforth born.
1992
Nomination1992

Outstanding Female Artist

Nominated for "Fairy Tales".
NAACP Image Award
1991
Best Jazz Album
Nomination1991

Best Jazz Album

Nominated for "Compositions".
Soul Train Music Award
Best R&B/Soul Single, Female
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Nomination1991

Best R&B/Soul Single, Female

Nominated for "Talk to Me".
Soul Train Music Award
Best R&B/Soul Album, Female
Nomination1991

Best R&B/Soul Album, Female

Nominated for "Compositions".
Soul Train Music Award
1990
Compositions
AlbumJun 12, 1990

Compositions

Compositions is the fourth album by American R&B/soul singer …
Compositions is the fourth album by American R&B/soul singer Anita Baker. The album peaked at #5 on the US Billboard 200 and was certified platinum in 1990, making it Baker's third platinum selling album. The album also won the Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance at the 1991 Grammy Awards. Compositions would be the last album and collaboration between Baker and producer Michael J. Powell.
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SongJun 1, 1990

Whatever It Takes
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SongJun 1, 1990

Fairy Tales
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Nomination1990

Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist

Nominated for American …
Nominated for American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist.
American Music Award
Favorite Soul/R&B Song
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Nomination1990

Favorite Soul/R&B Song

Nominated for "Just Because".
American Music Award
Best Recording Package
Nomination1990

Best Recording Package

Nominated for "Compositions".
Grammy Award
Nomination1990

Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist

Nominated for American …
Nominated for American Music Award for Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist.
American Music Award
Award1990

Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist

Won American Music Award …
Won American Music Award for Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist.
American Music Award
Best Female R&B Vocal Performance
Award1990

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance

Won award for "Compositions".
Grammy Award
Best Female R&B Vocal Performance
Nomination1990

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance

Nominated for "Compositions".
Grammy Award
1989
Best Song of the Year
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Award1989

Best Song of the Year

Won award for "Giving You the Best That I Got".
Soul Train Music Award
Best Female R&B Vocal Performance
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Award1989

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance

Won award for "Giving You the Best That I Got".
Grammy Award
Best R&B/Soul Album, Female
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Award1989

Best R&B/Soul Album, Female

Won award for "Giving You the Best That I Got".
Soul Train Music Award
Best Song of the Year
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Nomination1989

Best Song of the Year

Nominated for "Giving You the Best That I Got".
Soul Train Music Award
Best R&B/Soul Single, Female
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Award1989

Best R&B/Soul Single, Female

Won award for "Giving You the Best That I Got".
Soul Train Music Award
Best R&B/Soul Album, Female
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Nomination1989

Best R&B/Soul Album, Female

Nominated for "Giving You the Best That I Got".
Soul Train Music Award
Best Female R&B Vocal Performance
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Nomination1989

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance

Nominated for "Giving You the Best That I Got".
Grammy Award
Nomination1989

International Female Solo Artist

Nominated for Brit Award for …
Nominated for Brit Award for International Female Solo Artist.
Brit Award
Best R&B/Soul Single, Female
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Nomination1989

Best R&B/Soul Single, Female

Nominated for "Giving You the Best That I Got".
Soul Train Music Award
1988
Walter Bridgforth Jr.
MarriageDecember 1988

Walter Bridgforth Jr.

Married Walter Bridgforth Jr..
Giving You the Best That I Got
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AlbumOct 17, 1988

Giving You the Best That I Got

Giving You the Best That I …
Giving You the Best That I Got is the third album by American R&B/soul singer Anita Baker, released in 1988. It was Baker's first and only #1 Pop album in the US, her second #1 R&B Album, and was certified 3x platinum in 1989 by the RIAA.
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SongOct 17, 1988

Just Because
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SongOct 17, 1988

Giving You the Best That I Got
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Award1988

Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist

Won American Music Award …
Won American Music Award for Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist.
American Music Award
Favorite Soul/R&B Album
Award1988

Favorite Soul/R&B Album

Won award for "Rapture".
American Music Award
Best Female R&B Vocal Performance
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Award1988

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance

Won award for "Giving You the Best That I Got".
Grammy Award
Nomination1988

Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist

Nominated for American …
Nominated for American Music Award for Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist.
American Music Award
Favorite Soul/R&B Album
Nomination1988

Favorite Soul/R&B Album

Nominated for "Rapture".
American Music Award
Record of the Year
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Nomination1988

Record of the Year

Nominated for "Giving You the Best That I Got".
Grammy Award
Best R&B Song
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Nomination1988

Best R&B Song

Nominated for "Giving You the Best That I Got".
Grammy Award
Song of the Year
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Nomination1988

Song of the Year

Nominated for "Giving You the Best That I Got".
Grammy Award
Best Female R&B Vocal Performance
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Nomination1988

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance

Nominated for "Giving You the Best That I Got".
Grammy Award
Best R&B Song
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Award1988

Best R&B Song

Won award for "Giving You the Best That I Got".
Grammy Award
1987
Nomination1987

Best Soul Gospel Performance by a Du…

Nominated for "Ain't No Need to Worry".
Grammy Award
Best R&B/Soul Single, Female
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Award1987

Best R&B/Soul Single, Female

Won award for "Sweet Love".
Soul Train Music Award
Best Video of the Year
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Nomination1987

Best Video of the Year

Nominated for "Sweet Love".
Soul Train Music Award
Best R&B/Soul Single, Female
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Nomination1987

Best R&B/Soul Single, Female

Nominated for "Sweet Love".
Soul Train Music Award
Best R&B/Soul Album, Female
Nomination1987

Best R&B/Soul Album, Female

Nominated for "Rapture".
Soul Train Music Award
Nomination1987

Best International Solo Artist

Nominated for Brit Award For …
Nominated for Brit Award For Best International Solo Artist.
Brit Award
Nomination1987

Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist

Nominated for American …
Nominated for American Music Award for Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist.
American Music Award
Favorite Soul/R&B Album
Nomination1987

Favorite Soul/R&B Album

Nominated for "Rapture".
American Music Award
Award1987

Best Soul Gospel Performance by a Du…

Won award for "Ain't No Need to Worry".
Grammy Award
1986
SongAug 1, 1986

Sweet Love
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Rapture
AlbumMar 20, 1986

Rapture

Rapture is the second album by American vocalist Anita …
Rapture is the second album by American vocalist Anita Baker, released in 1986. This became Baker's breakout album, selling over 8 million copies worldwide (of which 5 million in the US) and earning her two Grammy Awards. The album's first track, "Sweet Love", was a top 10 Billboard hit in addition to winning a Grammy Award. The music video for the track "Same Ole Love" was filmed and recorded at Baker's Keyboard Lounge.
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Award1986

Outstanding Female Artist

Won NAACP Image Award …
Won NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Female Artist.
NAACP Image Award
Best R&B Song
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Nomination1986

Best R&B Song

Nominated for "Sweet Love".
Grammy Award
Nomination1986

Outstanding Female Artist

Nominated for NAACP …
Nominated for NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Female Artist.
NAACP Image Award
Best Female R&B Vocal Performance
Nomination1986

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance

Nominated for "Rapture".
Grammy Award
Best R&B Song
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Award1986

Best R&B Song

Won award for "Sweet Love".
Grammy Award
Best Female R&B Vocal Performance
Award1986

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance

Won award for "Rapture".
Grammy Award
1983
The Songstress
AlbumMay 31, 1983

The Songstress

The Songstress is the debut solo album by the American …
The Songstress is the debut solo album by the American R&B/soul singer Anita Baker. It was originally released in 1983 by Beverly Glen Music, and was Baker's only album for that label prior to signing with Elektra Records with whom she had a string of hit albums. The Songstress was not a commercial success upon its initial release, though the album met with moderate success on the R&B charts. Notorious drug trafficker "Freeway" Rick Ross helped provide the money for the album.
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1958
Anita Baker
Birth1958

Anita Baker

Anita Baker was born.
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