Eight-time Grammy® Award-winning superstar Anita Baker will perform a special one-night-only homecoming show at Little Caesars Arena on Friday, July 22 at 8 p.m.
Baker is coming off the heels of a 50+ coast-to-coast, standing-room only, record-breaking, series of sold-out shows. Her chart-topping catalog touches multiple generations, and her concerts have featured multiple special guests, including Stevie Wonder, Regina Belle, Lalah Hathaway, Kelly Rowland, Alicia Keys, Ledisi, India Arie, BeBe Winans, Emily King and more.
Baker, born in Toledo, OH, and raised in Detroit, MI, is one of the most popular singers of soulful ballads during the height of the quiet storm period in the 1980s. Starting her career in the late 1970s with the funk band Chapter 8, Baker released her first solo album, The Songstress, in 1983. In 1986, she rose to stardom following the release of her Platinum-selling second album, Rapture, which included the Grammy-winning single “Sweet Love.” Baker has won eight Grammy® Awards and has four Platinum albums, along with two Gold albums. Baker is a contralto, with a vocal range that extends her register to at least three octaves.
“Baker’s sonorous voice has lost none of its mesmerizing power or luster, and the petite dynamo can scat and toss out other impromptu riffs like nobody’s business.” – Billboard
“If this season really winds up being the period on Anita Baker’s career, fans couldn’t have asked for a better swansong, though anyone who was so moved (or missed it entirely) will surely be begging for an encore.” – Chicago Reviews
“Anita Baker’s back-to-back sold out concerts had every single ticket picked up at the box office – an extremely rare occurrence in our venue’s almost 100 year history.” – New York’s Radio City Music Hall