Singer Anita Baker

Celebrities, Celebrity Q&A, People
on March 23, 2003

What has happened to singer Anita Baker? I haven't heard a word about her in some time and I truly love her music.
—Noel C., New York

You might have heard by now that the R&B singer and songwriter kicked off a comeback tour in New York in December and is going back into the recording studio. Baker, 45, hopes to release a new CD later this year. For the last seven years, the Toledo, Ohio, native has put her career on the back burner to raise her two sons, Eddie, 8, and Walter, 9. Baker's music, which is influenced by jazz, gospel, and pop, defined "quiet storm" R&B in the '80s and early '90s. Her last album was Rhythm of Love in 1994, and she was featured on two tracks of Cyrus Chestnut's self-titled 1998 album. The eight-time Grammy winner's hits include Sweet Love, Giving You The Best That I Got, and Caught Up In the Rapture. She lives in Detroit with her husband and two sons.