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Anita Baker

Anita was born January 26, 1958 in Toledo, Ohio and grew up in Detroit, Michigan. She began singing in church choir when she was 12 and at 16 sang in a local group along with high school friends. In 1975 she successfully auditioned for the group Chapter 8, having been approached by bass player David Washington, and spent the next few years playing ... See full bio »

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Forget Paris Soundtrack
Mad About You Soundtrack


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  Pose (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2019) (writer - 1 episode, 2019)
- Worth It (2019) ... (performer: "Giving You the Best That I Got") / (writer: "Giving You the Best That I Got")
 2018/I Dog Days (writer: "Sweet Love")
 2018 Blockers (performer: "Sweet Love") / (writer: "Sweet Love")
 2010 2010 Soul Train Awards (TV Special) (performer: "Sweet Love", "Sweetest Dream") / (writer: "Giving You the Best That I Got", "Been So Long", "Sweet Love")
 2007 Why Did I Get Married? (performer: "You Belong to Me")
 2003 Star Search (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The One with Former Man Show Host Adam Carolla (2003) ... (writer: "Sweet Love")
 1997-1999 Mad About You (TV Series) (performer - 12 episodes)
- Farmer Buchman (1999) ... (performer: "The Final Frontier")
- There's a Puma in the Kitchen (1998) ... (performer: "The Final Frontier")
- The Finale (1998) ... (performer: "The Final Frontier")
- The Coin of Destiny (1998) ... (performer: "The Final Frontier")
- The 2nd Mrs. Buchman (1998) ... (performer: "The Final Frontier")
 1996 Stars in Their Eyes (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Live Grand Final 1996 (1996) ... (writer: "Sweet Love")
- Episode #7.12 (1996) ... (writer: "Sweet Love")
 1995 Forget Paris (performer: "When You Love Someone") / (writer: "When You Love Someone")
  The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1992) (writer - 1 episode, 1992)
- The last Tonight Show (1992) ... (performer: "Sweet Love" (1986) - uncredited) / (writer: "Sweet Love" (1986) - uncredited)
  Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1987) (writer - 1 episode, 1987)
- John Lithgow/Anita Baker (1987) ... (performer: "Sweet Love", "Same Ole Love (365 Days a Year)" - uncredited) / (writer: "Sweet Love" - uncredited)
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Lead singer of the Detroit soul group Chapter 8 from 1978 to 1984. See more »


Soulful contralto vocals

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