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Anita Baker Height, Weight, Age, Net Worth, Spouse

Anita Baker Quick Info
Height 4 ft 11 in
Weight 49 kg
Date of Birth January 26, 1958
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Eye Color Dark Brown

Anita Baker is an American singer and songwriter known for her soulful ballads, particularly from the height of the Quiet Storm period in the 1980s. She is an eight-time Grammy Award winner of which she was nominated for eighteen of them.

Born Name

Anita Denise Baker

Nick Name


Anita Baker as seen in a picture that was taken in the past
Anita Baker as seen in a picture that was taken in the past (John Mathew Smith & / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0)

Sun Sign


Born Place

Toledo, Ohio, United States


Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan, United States





Anita studied at Central High School, in Detroit, Michigan.


Singer, Songwriter


  • Others – Mary Lewis (Adoptive Mother), Grandville Lewis (Adoptive Father)


Anita is represented by Blue Note Records.


Soul jazz, Quiet Storm, Smooth jazz, Soul, R&B




Ariola, Beverly Glen, Elektra Atlantic, Blue Note

Net Worth

On November 26, 2023, Anita Baker’s net worth was $10,000,000 according to Celebrity Net Worth.




4 ft 11 in or 150 cm


49 kg or 108 lbs

Boyfriend / Spouse

Anita has been romantically involved with –

  1. Howard Hewett (1989)
  2. Gerald Albright (1990)
  3. Walter Bridgforth, Jr. (1987-2008) – Anita tied the knot with Walter Bridgforth, Jr. on December 24, 1988, while at their home in Detroit. The following year, Baker had a miscarriage. In 2005, the couple separated and finalized their divorce two years later. They share two sons named Walter Baker Bridgforth (b. January 1993) and Edward Carlton Bridgforth (b. May 1994).
  4. Frankie Beverly
  5. Joe Sample

Race / Ethnicity


Anita is of African-American descent.

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

  • Soulful contralto vocals
  • Petite physical appearance

Brand Endorsements

Anita has appeared in commercials for several brands such as –

  • 2023-24 NFL TV Transparency Report
  • 2023 in Review: TV Transparency Report
  • How Coldwell Banker was Awarded the Highest Rated Real Estate Ad
  • 1H 2023 TV Transparency Report

Anita Baker Facts

  1. Originally, Anita was from Detroit, Michigan, United States.
  2. Anita’s mother abandoned her at the age of two and she was raised by a foster family. Her mother was a young teenager at the time she gave her up for adoption.
  3. At the age of 12, Anita’s foster parents died and she was raised by her foster sister.
  4. By the age of 16, she had already been singing R&B at Detroit nightclubs. She was discovered by bandleader David Washington, after her first show who gave her a card to audition for the funk band, Chapter 8, and joined the group in 1975.
  5. She was given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for “Recording” at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on October 13, 1994.
  6. As a solo artist, Baker released her debut studio album titled The Songstress on May 31, 1983. It included the likes of the singles Angel, You’re the Best Thing Yet, No More Tears, and Feel the Need.
  7. Anita was inducted into the Michigan Rock and Roll Legends Hall of Fame in 2013.
  8. She was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2018.
  9. Over the years, Anita has released various studio albums including Rapture (1986), Giving You the Best That I Got (1988), Compositions (1990), Rhythm of Love (1994), My Everything (2004), and Christmas Fantasy (2005).
  10. More than five years after her divorce, she filed for a legal last name change from Bridgforth to her maiden name.
  11. She is friends with singer and actress Fantasia Barrino.

Featured Image By John Mathew Smith & / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0

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