Anita's first record contract was with Ariola Records.
Anita began singing at the age of 12.
She is famous for her soaring alto vocal range.
Anita Baker was originally supposed to record the song "Love Shoulda Brought You Home" which is by Toni Braxton. Anita Baker backed out from recording the song due to her pregnancy and suggested that Toni Braxton record the song instead.
Anita Baker was supposed to record a song for the "Boomerang" soundtrack but was unable due to her pregnancy. The song recording was granted to Toni Braxton, whose music career was just getting started at the time.
She has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
She is signed to Elektra Entertainment.