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About Anita Baker

With her classy, refined brand of romantic soul, which peaked with instant classics like "Angel" and "Sweet Love," 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 full of life, it made her one of the most popular romantic singers of her time. Throughout the '90s and the following decades, as the gaps between her studio albums increased from a few years to over ten, she nonetheless retained her stature as one of the most respected figures in adult contemporary R&B. ~ Steve Huey

Toledo, OH
26 Jan 1958

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