Anita Baker

as Herself - Honoree in the movie 2010 Soul Train Awards

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Was born at 26 January 1958 (now is 60 years old) in Toledo, Ohio, USA

Anita was born January 26, 1958 in Toledo, Ohio and grew up in Detroit,Michigan. She began singing in church choir when she was 12 and at 16sang in a local group along with high school friends. In 1975 shesuccessfully auditioned for the group Chapter 8, having been approachedby bass player David Washington, and spent the next few years playingin and around Detroit, eventually signing with Ariola, releasing analbum in 1979. However, when Ariola was bought out by Arista, thegroup's contract was not renewed.

Anita returned to Detroit, finally working with a law firm as areceptionist. In 1981, Otis Smith, who was the man behind Chapter 8'scontract, formed his own label, Beverly Glenn. He contacted her in 1982and offered her a deal which at first she refused, but when Smithincreased the amount of his original offer, and the contract wasapproved legally, she accepted, releasing the album "Songstress" in1983. In 1986 she signed with Elektra, and at the same time was anexecutive producer on "Rapture", her debut album for the label, whichsold over 6 million records worldwide. She won two Grammy awards: BestR&B Female Performance for the album "Rapture" and Best R&B Song for"Sweet Love".

In 1987, Anita began work on her follow-up album "Giving You The BestThat I Got" in between a busy performance schedule. This album was alsoawarded three Grammies: one in1989 for Best R&B Female Performance, onein 1990 for Best R&B Song ("Giving You The Best That I Got") and onefor Best R&B Song ("Just Because"). She took a more involved role inthe song-writing for her third album, Compositions, also moving towardsexperimenting with jazz. The album contained 7 self-penned songs andwas mostly cut live. ; the album won her a 7th Grammy award for Best R&BFemale Performance.

On Christmas Eve 1988, she married Walter Bridgforth, Jr, whom she hadmet two years earlier in her home of Detroit and in January 1993, gavebirth to a son, Walter Baker Bridgforth. Five months later Anitastarted working on her next project, "Rhythm of Love" and produced mostof the album, which was mainly recorded in her home due to anotherpregnancy, writing 5 out of the 12 songs. In September 1994 (after thebirth of her second son, Edward Carlton Bridgforth earlier that year)the album was released and attracted an 8th Grammy for Best R&B Song("I Apologize") in 1995. Sadly, her parents died within two years of each other; her mother in1996 and her father 2 years later, and during this time, attempted torecord and release a new CD. Unfortunately, the tracks recorded for thenew CD were damaged in the recording process and could not be salvaged.

Anita sued and won the case against Elektra, later signing withAtlantic Records. During her career, she has appeared with other artists such as TheWinans, Howard Hewitt, and James Ingram, and since December 2002 hasbegan to tour again on a limited basis. .

There is some small facts about Anita Baker:
  • Lead singer of Chapter 8 from 1978 to 1984
  • Ranked #74 on VH1's 100 Greatest Women in Rock N Roll
  • Is an only child.
  • She was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
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There is the list of movies, where Anita Baker was taked part:
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1 2010 Soul Train Awards movie 2010 Soul Train Awards 2010 as Herself - Honoree
2 An Evening of Stars: Tribute to Smokey Robinson movie An Evening of Stars: Tribute to Smokey Robinson 2008 as Herself
3 Nelson Mandela: An International Tribute for a Free South Africa movie Nelson Mandela: An International Tribute for a Free South Africa 1990 as Herself
4 Smokey Robinson: The Quiet Legend movie Smokey Robinson: The Quiet Legend 1990 as Herself
5 The 17th Annual American Music Awards movie The 17th Annual American Music Awards 1990 as Herself - Co-Host
6 The 3rd Annual Soul Train Music Awards movie The 3rd Annual Soul Train Music Awards 1989 as Herself - Presenter
7 The 4th Annual Black Gold Awards movie The 4th Annual Black Gold Awards 1987 as Herself
8 The 4th Annual Soul Train Music Awards movie The 4th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 1990 as Herself - Presenter
9 Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show movie Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2003 as Herself
10 TV One Night Only: Live from the Essence Music Festival movie TV One Night Only: Live from the Essence Music Festival 2009 as Herself
11 1987 Power Hits: New Years Eve Countdown movie 1987 Power Hits: New Years Eve Countdown 1987 as Herself
12 1993 Essence Awards movie 1993 Essence Awards 1993 as Herself
13 20th NAACP Image Awards movie 20th NAACP Image Awards 1988 as Herself
14 25th Anniversary Essence Awards movie 25th Anniversary Essence Awards 1995 as Herself - Performer
15 BET Awards 2011 movie BET Awards 2011 2011 as Herself
16 Black Girls Rock! 2011 movie Black Girls Rock! 2011 2011 as Herself
17 Christmas in Washington movie Christmas in Washington 1991 as Herself
18 Christmas in Washington movie Christmas in Washington 1994 as Herself
19 Don Cornelius: Visionary, Trailblazer & Cultural Icon movie Don Cornelius: Visionary, Trailblazer & Cultural Icon 2012 as Herself
20 In a New Light: A Call to Action in the War Against AIDS movie In a New Light: A Call to Action in the War Against AIDS 1992 as Herself
21 In Performance at the White House: Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz movie In Performance at the White House: Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz 2007 as Musician
22 MOBO Awards 2004 movie MOBO Awards 2004 2004 as Herself
23 Presidential Inaugural Gala movie Presidential Inaugural Gala 1989 as Herself
24 Sammy Davis, Jr. 60th Anniversary Celebration movie Sammy Davis, Jr. 60th Anniversary Celebration 1990 as Herself
25 Sea World/Busch Gardens Party for the Planet movie Sea World/Busch Gardens Party for the Planet 1995 as Herself - Performer
26 Sinatra Duets movie Sinatra Duets 1994 as Herself
27 The 11th Annual Black Achievement Awards movie The 11th Annual Black Achievement Awards 1990 as Herself
28 The 14th Annual American Music Awards movie The 14th Annual American Music Awards 1987 as Herself
29 The 15th Annual American Music Awards movie The 15th Annual American Music Awards 1988 as Herself - Winner
30 The 16th Annual American Music Awards movie The 16th Annual American Music Awards 1989 as Herself - Host
31 The 22nd Annual American Music Awards movie The 22nd Annual American Music Awards 1995 as Herself
32 The 29th Annual Grammy Awards movie The 29th Annual Grammy Awards 1987 as Herself - Performer
33 The 2nd Annual Soul Train Music Awards movie The 2nd Annual Soul Train Music Awards 1988 as Herself
34 The 30th Annual Grammy Awards movie The 30th Annual Grammy Awards 1988 as Herself
35 The 31st Annual Grammy Awards movie The 31st Annual Grammy Awards 1989 as Herself
36 The 38th Annual Grammy Awards movie The 38th Annual Grammy Awards 1996 as Herself
37 The 9th Annual Soul Train Music Awards movie The 9th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 1995 as Herself - Host
38 The BET Honors movie The BET Honors 2009 as Herself
39 The Songwriters Hall of Fame 20th Anniversary... The Magic of Music movie The Songwriters Hall of Fame 20th Anniversary... The Magic of Music 1989 as Herself - Host
40 The Walt Disney Company Presents the American Teacher Awards movie The Walt Disney Company Presents the American Teacher Awards 1994 as Herself
There is the list of interview of Anita Baker:
  • "TV Guide" (USA), 8 October 1994, Vol. 42, Iss. 41, pg. 5, by: staff, "What I Watch"
There is the list of some articles of Anita Baker:
  • "Rolling Stone" (USA), 11 September 1986, Iss. 482, pg. 11, by: Mark Coleman, "'Random Notes': Joyful Noise"
There is the list of some printed articles of Baker, Anita:
  • "Playboy" (USA), May 1989, Vol. 36, Iss. 5, pg. 194, by: Patty Beaudet, "Grapevine: Watch Your Step..."
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