Anita Baker

American singer-songwriter (born 1958)

Anita Denise Baker (born January 26, 1958) is an American singer-songwriter. She is known for her soulful ballads, particularly from the height of the quiet storm period in the 1980s.


  • "You know what you want more clearly…you’re less likely to settle or compromise your standards just because somebody looks good or says all the right things."
  • "The best thing about getting older [is] learning how powerful human connections can be…It’s great when two people can share something deeper than just lust and passion between them – something real and lasting."
  • "You have to stay patient and stick with whatever is best for you…If it doesn’t work out, don’t beat yourself up about it – just keep going until you find the right one."
  • "And I always want my product to be what's in my heart, so I'm writing and in the sessions. It sounds like me because I'm there."
  • "Back in the day, the music industry was my God"
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