With four platinum or higher certified albums to her name, Anita Baker continues her inspiring musical journey that began in 1978. The singer-songwriter has fascinated millions of worldwide fans with her soulful music and enchanting live performances. Anita is considered to be one of the finest jazz and R&B singers of the past decade. She has won numerous awards for her work including Soul Train Music Awards, American Music Awards well as Grammys. The artist will be taking over the US stages once again to deliver breathtaking live acts this season. The audience can witness the star in all her glory by grabbing Anita Baker tickets.
Hailing from Toledo, Ohio, Anita was raised by a foster family in Detroit. At the young age of sixteen, Anita began performing at various nightclubs in Detroit, singing R&B hits. Soon she was discovered by David Washington who invited her to audition for Chapter 8, a funk band. After auditioning, Anita became a part of Chapter 8 and started touring throughout the country. After the band was dropped by the new management in the recording label, Anita returned to Detroit to work as a receptionist and waiter. However, after persuasion from a former associate Otis Smith, Anita launched her solo career with the release of the album ‘The Songstress’ in 1983. The album charted well initially, landing at number twelve on the US Top R&B Albums chart as well as charting on the Billboard 200.
Anita’s real success came with the release of her sophomore album ‘Rapture’. The album was a worldwide hit, charting high in UK, New Zealand, Canada as well as the US. It topped the US R&B Albums chart and peaked at number eleven spot on the Billboard 200 chart. With the help of hit singles ‘Same Ole Love’, ‘Caught Up in the Rapture’ and ‘Sweet Love’, the album sold millions of copies and was certified five times platinum in the US, platinum in UK and gold in Canada. The album won Anita two Grammy Awards including ‘Best R&B Song’ and ‘Best Female R&B Vocal Performance’. Her following album ‘Giving You The Best That I Got’ was also a massive hit around the world. The album peaked at number nine in UK and topped the Billboard 200 chart as well as the Top R&B Albums chart in the US. The album’s title single landed at number one spot on the US R&B Hot Singles chart. ‘Giving You the Best That I Got’ was certified three times platinum in the US and gold in UK. It won Anita three Soul Train Music Awards and three more Grammys.
Anita has released a total of six studio albums, one compilation album, one live album and over twenty singles. Her other gold and platinum certified albums include ‘My Everything’, ‘Rhythm of Live’ and ‘Compositions’. Some of her popular singles include ‘You’re My Everything’, ‘I Apologize’, ‘Body and Soul’, ‘Talk To Me’, ‘No One in The World’ and more recently released ‘Lately’. Anita has been nominated for seventeen Grammy Awards out which she has bagged eight Grammys. She has also won six Soul Train Awards and four American Music Awards. In 1994, she was inducted in the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her immense contribution to the music industry.
Anita Baker continues to spread her magic around the world. With her upcoming album ‘Only Forever’, Anita is expected to tour throughout the country, hitting major concert halls such as Chastain Park Amphitheatre, Ravinia Pavilion and Wolf Trap in Vienna. The fans of this legendary musician can witness another riveting live performance by availing Anita Baker tickets to enjoy a memorable musical evening.
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