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Baker, Anita (1958–)

American vocalist. Born Jan 26, 1958, in Toledo, Ohio; grew up in Detroit; m. Walter Bridgforth, 1988; children: Walter Baker Bridgforth (b. 1993) and Edward Carlton (b. 1994).

Known for a return to traditional vocalizing in her own style of jazz-influenced R&B, began professional career in Detroit with Chapter 8 band; released 1st solo album The Songstress (1983), which earned her the 1st of 7 Grammy Awards (for "Angel"); served as executive producer and helped write some songs for the album Rapture (1988), which sold more than 6 million copies; released Giving You the Best That I've Got (1990), which went to #1. Other albums include Compositions (1994) and Rhythm of Love (1994).

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