Anita Baker Net Worth 2020, Bio, Wiki, Height, Weight, Awards, and Instagram
Anita Baker Net Worth 2020 – 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.
Anita Denise Baker was born on 26th January 1958, in Toledo, Ohio. Anita was taken care of by her foster parents as her mother abandoned her when she was just two years old.
But sadly, her foster parents died when Anita was twelve years old.
Anita had one sibling from her foster parents who then took care of her after their parents had passed. Baker started her career in singing when she was sixteen years old; she worked in a Detroit nightclub, as a singer.
A bandleader by the name of David Washington discovered Anita when he saw her performing and offered her an invitation to audition for the funk band, Chapter 8.
Baker started her career in music with the band “Chapter 8” and released her two most famous and award-winning albums “The Songstress” in the year 1983 and other one ‘Rapture’, in 1986.
With the release of these two albums, Baker’s stars were already shining, she won Grammy award for one of the best songs of her Sweet Love from the album “Rapture”.
She signed a deal in 1979 with Ariola Records in which she invested a lot of time touring.
Some of the release of her famous songs, that same year, was “Ready for Your Love and “I Just Want to Be Your Girl”, “Will You Be Mine”.
Despite this early success, Baker later complained that she hadn’t received any royalties from the work. In addition, the label delayed work on Baker’s follow-up of “The Songtress”.
By 1984, after two years, Baker sought to leave the label but was sued by Smith for breach of contract in 1985.
After months in court debating the matter, it was concluded that Baker should be allowed to record for other labels, winning the case against Smith.
Baker then signed with the Warner Music Group-associated Elektra Records label in 1985 and began working on her next album.
Her Elektra contract allowed the singer to have creative control and produce her own music, something she wasn’t allowed to do at Beverly Glen.
Baker used her old Chapter 8 bandmate, songwriter, and producer Michael J. Powell on her first Elektra album even though label execs were initially unhappy with her choice of Powell over more established producers.
Anita Baker got married to Walter Bridgeforth in 1988. She has two sons from the marriage; Walter Baker Bridgeforth (born January 1993) and Edward Carlton Bridgeforth (born May 1994). She filed for a divorce from her husband in 2005 and got divorced in 2007.
The separation was pretty ugly. When the couple separated, Anita Baker agreed to give a part of the money that she was owed in music royalties to Walter.
She did not pay the money, even after the deadline, even though she was threatened with serving a jail term.
At a court hearing, Baker rose to speak under oath, telling the judge it was a “very stressful situation” to have to review the documents under the threat of jail.
After a recess, the judge relented, saying: “I’m not going to hold you in contempt or send you to jail today.”
The judge then instructed Baker, her lawyers, Bridgforth’s attorney, to work out language acceptable to all parties.
The sides retreated to the jury room and returned later to inform the judge that they had reached a deal. Everyone seemed pleased with the outcome, even the judge.
Height and Weight
|HEIGHT||in centimeters- 150 cm
in meters- 1.5 m
in Feet Inches- 4’ 11”
|WEIGHT||in Kilograms- 52 kg
in Pounds- 114.64 lbs
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.
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.