Anita Baker


Anita Baker (b. January 26, 1958) is a Grammy-winning R&B/jazz singer-songwriter and former lead vocalist of Chapter 8 who went solo beginning in the early 1980s. Her best known songs include the soulful romantic ballad, "Giving You The Best That I Got" (1988), which topped the R&B and Adult Contemporary charts and made the Pop/Rock Top 5.

Best known songs (with years) include:

  • Caught Up In The Rapture (1986)
  • Sweet Love (1986)
  • No One In The World (1987)
  • Same Ole Love (365 Days A Year) (1987)
  • Giving You The Best That I Got (1988)
  • Just Because (1989)
  • Soul Inspiration (1990)
  • Talk To Me (1990)
  • Body & Soul (1994)
  • I Apologize (1994)

Pop charts debut year: 1986

Years active: 1979-2013, 2018-present

Genres: Soul jazz, quiet storm, smooth jazz, soul, R&B

Labels: Ariola, Beverly Glen, Elektra, Atlantic, Blue Note


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