Musicians have the power to enchant anybody, and if it’s a lady with a beautiful voice, only God can help you to hold the breath. Yes, Anita Baker is one of those singers who can make you forget all the pain and get engrossed in their music world. To know more about her, let’s get into the details and find out her achievements, earnings, and net worth in 2018.
Anita Baker early life
To start with, Anita Baker is an abandoned child who later became one of the most popular musicians of her age. She was born on January 26, 1958, in Toledo, Ohio, US. Just after birth, her biological mother abandoned her. Fortunately, she caught the eyes of a foster family of Detroit, who took the responsibility of her upbringing. Like other kids, Anita didn’t have a pleasant and memorable childhood.
Looking at these circumstances, you can assume about her education. Yes, she has no relation with education, and she hasn’t attended even the schools either. However, it turned out to be the biggest benefit for her because she could devote all her time to music only.
Anita Baker is a focused and dedicated person. You can see this in her personal life too. Unlike other celebrities, she takes the relationship faithfully. She is never involved in random relationships. In 1988, she married Walter Bridgforth Jr. after dating for few years. They remained together for the next 20 years, and their relationship ended in 2008. The couple had two sons together.
Anita Baker career
Anita Baker was gifted with exceptional singing skills since the birth. She never learned it professionally but still rules the industry. As a child, she used to perform for the Church congregations. This is where she dreamt to become a singer. To give her dreams a direction, she joined the band ‘Chapter 8’. There she received some criticisms for her singing skills and was fired from the band.
So, she started working as a waitress and receptionist in a firm, but during this period, she kept on working on her music skills. Finally, in 1983, she released her debut solo album named ‘The Songstress’ which turned out to be a smash hit. However, this success was not very easy for her. She got involved in some legal issues, but ultimately she won the case in 1985.
The same year itself, she signed a contract with Elektra Records Label and released her second album ‘Rapture’ in 1986. In 1988, her third album ‘Giving You the Best What I Got’ came out. By the end of 1994, she has released 5 albums, and all of them achieved massive success. After a long break, she released her 6th album in 2004, and it was a moderate success. So far, she has released 9 albums and sold millions of copies. Out of 9 albums, 5 went on achieving the platinum success.
Awards & achievements
If you put together every single award and nomination won by Anita Baker, the list will go endless. To name a few, she has won 8 Grammy Awards, 2 American Music Award, 4 Soul Train Music Award, and also received Hollywood Walk of the Fame at Hollywood Boulevard.
Net worth of Anita Baker
Anita Baker is extremely successful as a singer and has established a prolific career. She is not very active presently, but during her time, she has ruled the Jazz music industry for almost 3 decades. She has produced 5 platinum albums and did many successful world tours too.
Given the fact, she must have assumed a huge net worth too in her career. Well, to be specific, she holds a whopping net worth of $100 million at present. Her major source of earnings has been her popular albums. Her net worth is expected to slip down in upcoming years as she is hardly active these days.
Anita Baker is truly an inspiration for the people. Her journey from an orphaned girl to the self-made star of Jazz music can motivate anybody.