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BIRTHDAY: January 26, 1958
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GRAMMY AWARDS: 8

 
RECENT TIMELINE

1986...# 87 Singles Artist of the Year

October
Anita Baker - Rapturebutton.gif (123 bytes) Anita hit the Top 10 with "Sweet Love."

1987...# 84 Singles Artist of the Year

January
button.gif (123 bytes) Anita was nominated for 2 American Music Awards for Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist and Favorite Soul/R&B Album (Rapture).

February
Anita Baker - Giving You The Best That I Gotbutton.gif (123 bytes) Anita won 2 Grammy Awards for Best R&B Vocal Performance - Female (Rapture) and Best R&B Song (songwriter) ("Sweet Love" with Louis A. Johnson and Gary Bias).

May
button.gif (123 bytes) Anita hit the Top 40 with "Same Ole Love (365 Days A Year)."

1988... # 63 Singles Artist of the Year

January
button.gif (123 bytes) Anita won 2 American Music Awards for Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist and Favorite Soul/R&B Album (Rapture).

October
Anita Baker - "Giving You The Best That I Got" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Anita hit the Top 40 with "Giving You The Best That I Got."
from the LP
Giving You The Best That I Got
ARC chart run: 40 - 34 - 26 - 18 - 14 - 10 - 7 - 6 - 4 - 1 - 4 - 6 - 9 - 17 - 38 - off
available for download at
iTunes and Amazon.mp3

December
button.gif (123 bytes) Anita hit #1 for a week with "Giving You The Best That I Got."

1989...# 45 Singles Artist of the Year

January
button.gif (123 bytes) Anita hit the Top 40 with "Just Because."

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Anita won 2
Grammy Awards for Best R&B Vocal Performance - Female and Best R&B Song (songwriter) ("Giving You The Best That I Got" with Skip Scarborough and Randu Holland) and was nominated for Record of the Year and Song of the Year ("Giving You The Best That I Got").

April
button.gif (123 bytes) Anita hit the Top 10 with "Just Because."

1990...

January
button.gif (123 bytes) Anita won an American Music Award for Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist and was nominated for Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist and Favorite Soul/R&B Single ("Just Because").

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Anita won a
Grammy Award for Best R&B Vocal Performance - Female (Giving You The Best That I Got).

June
button.gif (123 bytes) Anita hit the Top 40 with "Talk To Me."

1991...

February
Anita Baker - Compositionsbutton.gif (123 bytes) Anita won a Grammy Award for Best R&B Vocal Performance - Female (Compositions).

1994...# 120 Singles Artist of the Year

September
button.gif (123 bytes) Anita hit the Top 40 with "Body And Soul."

1995...

January
Anita Baker - Rhythm Of Lovebutton.gif (123 bytes) Anita won an American Music Award for Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist.

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Anita hit the Top 40 with "I Apologize."
button.gif (123 bytes) Anita was nominated for 2
Grammy Awards for Best R&B Vocal Performance - Female ("Body And Soul") and Best R&B Album (Rhythm Of Love).

1996...

January
button.gif (123 bytes) Anita was nominated for an American Music Award for Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist.

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Anita won a Grammy Award for Best R&B Vocal Performance - Female ("I Apologize") and was nominated for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals ("When You Love Someone" with James Ingram).

1999...

June
button.gif (123 bytes) VH1: 100 Greatest Women of Rock & Roll included Anita at # 74.

button.gif (123 bytes) # 212 on the Top Pop Artists of the Past 25 Years chart.

2002...

June
Anita Baker  - The Best Of Anita Bakerbutton.gif (123 bytes) The Best Of Anita Baker was released.

2004...

September
button.gif (123 bytes) Anita topped the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Album chart for a week with
My Everything.

2005...

February
Anita Baker - My Everythingbutton.gif (123 bytes) Anita was nominated for 2 Grammy Awards for Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance ("You're My Everything") and Best R&B Album (My Everything).

2007..

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Anita was nominated for a
Grammy Award for Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance ("Christmas Time Is Here").

2013...

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Anita was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Traditional R&B Performance ("Lately").

December
button.gif (123 bytes) The Best Of Anita Baker was certified platinum.



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