Baker, Anita

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With her classy, refined brand of romantic soul, Anita Baker was one of the definitive quiet storm singers of the '80s. Gifted with a strong, supple alto, Baker was influenced not only by R&B, but jazz, gospel, and traditional pop, which gave her music a distinctly adult sophistication. Smooth and mellow, but hardly lifeless, it made her one of the most popular romantic singers of her time.

Anita Denise Baker is an American singer-songwriter. Starting her career in the late-1970s with the funk band, Chapter 8, Baker eventually released her first solo album, The Songstress, in 1983.

Born: January 26, 1958, Toledo, OH
Spouse: Walter Bridgforth Jr. (m. 1988–2008)
Children: Walter Baker Bridgforth, Edward Carlton Bridgforth

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