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Anita Baker is a Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter known for her elegant R&B canon, with hits like "Sweet Love" and "Just Because."
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Baker decided that she wanted to continue to focus on family life with her husband and boys while also looking after her adoptive parents, who were failing in health. Though signed to Atlantic, she was dropped by the label for not putting forth a release, and then made her first album for Blue Note: 2004's My Everything. The rest of the decade was rounded out by the holiday collection Christmas Fantasy and a live concert album.
Baker had won eight Grammy Awards—primarily in the R&B category, and for her 1980s and '90s work—with singles from all of her albums routinely finding a place on Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop, Hot 100 and Adult Contemporary charts. In 2012, she released a cover of Tyrese's "Lately," slated to be part of her forthcoming album Only Forever.
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