Celebrate Mother’s Day weekend with Anita Baker, multi-Grammy® Award-winning singer, at Atlanta’s Fox Theatre on Friday, May 11 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, May 13 at 7 p.m. Regarded as one of the most popular vocalists of soulful romantic ballads, Anita Baker sings the songs every mother will love to hear live in concert. Anita Baker’s career spans over three decades and includes eight Grammy® Awards, four American Music Awards, seven Soul Train Awards, seven platinum albums and six world tours.
Tickets will go on sale Wednesday, Feb. 14 at 10 a.m. Tickets may be purchased by visiting FoxTheatre.org, by calling 855-285-8499, or at the Fox Theatre Ticket Office. Tickets start at $57.50, plus applicable fees.
Anita Baker was born on January 26, 1958 in Toledo, Ohio and grew up in Detroit, MI. She began singing in her church choir when she was 12 and sang in a local group with her high school friends at 16. In 1975, she successfully auditioned for the group Chapter 8, having been approached by bass player David Washington, and spent the next few years playing in and around Detroit.
In 1981, she signed to Otis Smith’s Beverly Glenn label, releasing her debut album “Songstress” in 1983, which featured her signature song “Angel.” In 1986, she signed with Elektra Records and, understanding that creative control was essential, functioned as executive producer on her megahit album “Rapture”, which sold over 6 million records worldwide. The album went multi-platinum and practically all of its tracks found rotation on nationwide radio playlists, including the tender “Caught Up in the Rapture” and “Same Ole Love (365 Days a Year).” This album brought her first two Grammy® Awards for Best R&B Female Performance for the album “Rapture” and Best R&B Song for “Sweet Love,” a Top-10 Pop and No. 2 R&B hit.