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Patti LaBelle - 100% match to Anita Baker

Genres: Christian & Gospel Dance Disco Funk Holiday & Seasonal R&B / Soul Vocals
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Patricia Louise Holt, 24 May 1944, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. The lead singer of LaBelle began her solo career in 1976 when her former group, who had originally begun recording in the early 60s as the Blue Belles, disbanded. Although her first releases showed promise, she was unable to regain the profile enjoyed by LaBelle and at the beginning of the 80s, Patti agreed Read more

Miki Howard - 99% match to Anita Baker

Genres: Jazz R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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1962, Chicago, Illinois, USA. The former lead vocalist of Side Effect, soul/R&B singer Miki Howard combines spiritual soul music with touches of jazz singing. Before turning solo, she was a jazz session singer, working with, among others, Grover Washington Jnr. , Philip Bailey and Billy Cobham. Come Share My Love attracted comparisons with Regina Belle, while Love Confe Read more

Stephanie Mills - 95% match to Anita Baker

Genres: Disco R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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22 March 1957, Brooklyn, New York, USA. Mills found early fame at the age of nine, winning an influential talent show at Harlem’s famous Apollo Theatre for six weeks running. Soon afterwards, she appeared on Broadway in the play Maggie Flynn. She toured with the Isley Brothers, and in 1973, recorded her debut, Movin’ In The Right Direction, for the Paramount label. Read more

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Regina Belle - 91% match to Anita Baker

Genres: Christian & Gospel Dance R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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17 July 1963, Englewood, New Jersey, USA. Belle first considered a career in the music business in her teenage years, after being inspired to sing by the gospel music greats Shirley Caesar and Inez Andrews. Both her mother and father were gospel singers and encouraged her to follow the same path - they were initially resistant to the idea that she should become involved in s Read more

Freddie Jackson - 90% match to Anita Baker

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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2 October 1956, Harlem, New York City, New York, USA. A singer-songwriter, who was especially successful in the late 80s, Jackson was brought up in Harlem, and sang at the White Rock Baptist church while he was still a young child. Later, he worked in a bank before joining the group LJE, along with the singer, songwriter and producer Paul Laurence. In the early 80s, Jackson Read more

Atlantic Starr - 88% match to Anita Baker

Genres: Funk R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Soul/dance act comprising Sharon Bryant (vocals), David Lewis (vocals, keyboards, guitar), Jonathan Lewis (keyboards/trombone), Wayne Lewis (vocals/keyboards), Koran Daniels (saxophone), William Suddeeth III (trumpet), Clifford Archer (bass), Joseph Phillips (percussion), and Porter Carroll Jnr. (drums). The Lewis component of the group comprises three brothers who had previous Read more

Howard Hewett - 82% match to Anita Baker

Genres: Christian & Gospel R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s
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Luther Vandross - 80% match to Anita Baker

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Luther Ronzoni Vandross, 20 April 1951, New York City, New York, USA, d. 1 July 2005, Edison, New Jersey, USA. Born into a family immersed in gospel and soul singing, Vandross had already formed his own group while still at school and later worked with the musical theatre workshop, Listen My Brother. This enabled him to perform at Harlem’s Apollo Theatre. After a brief Read more

Phyllis Hyman - 79% match to Anita Baker

Genres: Disco Jazz R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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6 July 1949, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, d. 30 June 1995, New York, USA. A singer, actress and fashion model, Hyman was one of several acts nurtured by vocalist Norman Connors in the mid-70s. Hyman began singing professionally in 1971, appearing with R&B bands such as New Direction and All The People. Relocating to New York, she worked as a legal secretary during the Read more

Jeffrey Osborne - 76% match to Anita Baker

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Vocals
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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9 March 1948, Providence, Rhode Island, USA. The son of a jazz trumpeter, Osborne sang with L.T.D (Love, Togetherness And Devotion) from 1970 until its disbandment 12 years later. However, he remained subject to the L.T.D. contract with A&M Records for whom he recorded five albums as a solo artist. Under George Duke’s supervision, his 1982 self-titled debut album co Read more

Teena Marie - 73% match to Anita Baker

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Mary Christine Brockert, 5 March 1957, Santa Monica, California, USA. A singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, arranger and producer, Teena Marie is rightly fêted as one of the few white artists to sustain a consistent career in the US soul market. Spotted by Motown Records’ Berry Gordy in the 70s, he linked her up with funk star and labelmate Rick James, and h Read more

Karyn White - 71% match to Anita Baker

Genres: Country & Bluegrass R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s
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Keith Washington - 70% match to Anita Baker

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s
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Will Downing - 70% match to Anita Baker

Genres: Dance Holiday & Seasonal Jazz R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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1963, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. Downing was an in-demand session singer during the late 70s, appearing on recordings by artists including Rose Royce, Billy Ocean, Jennifer Holliday and Nona Hendryx. The soul singer’s career was really launched when he met producer/performer Arthur Baker in the mid-80s. This led to him joining Baker’s group Wally Jump Read more

Angela Winbush - 64% match to Anita Baker

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Beginning as half of the successful duo, René & Angela, Winbush has gone on to have a successful solo career in the 90s soul arena. Angela Winbush, recorded from November 1992 through April 1993, saw her gain full creative control with new label Elektra Records, and produced her best work. Premiered by the Chuck Booker-written ‘Treat U Rite’, this dance-ori Read more


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