Anita Baker is one of the most acclaimed and influential R&B singers of her generation. Her smooth, sultry voice and sophisticated style have earned her eight Grammy Awards, four platinum albums and countless fans around the world. Her 2002 compilation album, Sweet Love: The Very Best Of, showcases her remarkable career and features 18 of her biggest hits, including \"Caught Up in the Rapture\", \"Giving You the Best That I Got\", \"Sweet Love\" and \"Body and Soul\".
The album spans from her breakthrough 1986 album Rapture, which established her as a star and a pioneer of the quiet storm genre, to her 1994 album Rhythm of Love, which marked her last studio release before a decade-long hiatus. The album also includes duets with James Ingram (\"When You Love Someone\") and Peabo Bryson (\"A Whole New World\"), as well as rare tracks such as \"Soul Inspiration\" and \"No More Tears\".
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Sweet Love: The Very Best Of is a must-have for any Anita Baker fan or anyone who appreciates soulful, elegant and timeless music. It is a testament to her enduring legacy and a reminder of why she is one of the greatest singers of all time.
Anita Baker was born in Toledo, Ohio, in 1958 and raised by a foster family in Detroit, Michigan. She began singing in church and later joined the group Chapter 8, which had a minor hit with \"I Just Wanna Be Your Girl\" in 1979. After the group was dropped by their label, Baker pursued a solo career and signed with Beverly Glen Records in 1983. Her debut album, The Songstress, was released in 1984 and produced two R&B top 10 singles: \"Angel\" and \"No More Tears\".
In 1985, Baker moved to Elektra Records and teamed up with producer Michael J. Powell, who helped her craft her signature sound. Her second album, Rapture, was a huge success, selling over five million copies and winning two Grammy Awards for Best R&B Vocal Performance, Female and Best R&B Song for \"Sweet Love\". The album also spawned other hits such as \"Caught Up in the Rapture\", \"Same Ole Love\" and \"No One in the World\". Baker became one of the most popular and respected artists of the late 1980s, blending jazz, gospel and pop influences into her sophisticated and sensual style.
Baker continued her winning streak with her third album, Giving You the Best That I Got, which was released in 1988 and topped both the pop and R&B charts. The title track won another Grammy Award for Best R&B Vocal Performance, Female and became her highest-charting single on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number three. The album also included the hits \"Just Because\" and \"Lead Me Into Love\". In 1990, Baker released her fourth album, Compositions, which featured more of her own songwriting and a more jazz-oriented sound. The album was another platinum seller and earned her another Grammy Award for Best R&B Vocal Performance, Female for \"Talk to Me\". 29c81ba772