Watch Anita Baker: One Night of Rapture

From 1985 - 1995, there was no bigger female soul singer in the world than Anita Baker. She was one of the principal architects of the Urban Adult Contemporary movement, with intelligent, sumptuous hit after hit. And, of course, there was that voice.

BiographyBoth beautiful and an extremely talented singer and songwriter, Anita Baker was nearly a no show for the world of music. She had been singing in various groups and choirs in her native Detroit since she was a teenager, but while she was loved locally, she had received enough negative reviews from record label execs that, at age 22, she was ready to quit music for good. Read our full Anita Baker biography

From 1985 - 1995, there was no bigger female soul singer in the world than Anita Baker. She was one of the principal architects of the Urban Adult Contemporary movement, with intelligent, sumptuous hit after hit. And, of course, there was that voice.

BiographyBoth beautiful and an extremely talented singer and songwriter, Anita Baker was nearly a no show for the world of music. She had been singing in various groups and choirs in her native Detroit since she was a teenager, but while she was loved locally, she had received enough negative reviews from record label execs that, at age 22, she was ready to quit music for good. Read our full Anita Baker biography

The fantastic Ms. Baker was captured in concert on a 1987 video, "One Night of Rapture," showing her at her musical best during the peak of her popularity. Check it out and enjoy this chanteuse all over again!

 

 
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