In 1987, Anita Baker won two Grammy Awards — one for Best R&B Performance, Female and one for Best Rhythm & Blues Song for “Sweet Love.”
Anita Baker’s short and sharp haircut has been emulated by Mary J. Blige, Rihanna, Lisa Bonet, Janet Jackson, Fantasia, Monica and many women throughout the years.
Anita Baker’s silky smooth voice is a favorite of music lovers worldwide. From jazz, contemporary to gospel, she never disappoints.
Baker says when she records:“It’s a very solitary process for me. Because, you know, I want to hear the inspiration.”
Anita Baker performs on ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’ on September 6, 2004 at the NBC Studios, in Burbank, California.
Anita Baker won two American Music Awards in 1988 — one for Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist and one for Favorite Soul/R&B Album.
Anita Baker released her second album “Rapture” in 1986.
Black Music moment: Ashanti, Janelle Monae, Anita Baker and Maxwell in Los Angeles in 2008.