January 2, 2018
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Anita Baker is officially hanging up those legendary chops with one last concert (did someone tell her biggest fan, Andre 3000?). The 59-year-old icon announced the news on Twitter on New Year’s Day.
sO Much 2 CELEBRATE with you #2018. 60th Bday in 25 days👑… Farewell 🎶Concert 🎹Series, beginning in March… We'll paint pictures together 2 last a Lifetime… "Let's Party!" #OneLastTime🎤abxo❤ damn… "Where does the time go?! pic.twitter.com/dMQpRgmTLY
— Anita Baker (@IAMANITABAKER) January 1, 2018
She also announced that in lieu of a farewell concert, fans will also get their chance to see the Detroit, Michigan native perform at this year’s annual Jazz Heritage Festival in New Orleans.
Did s'one say N'awlins??? If they did? I'd say… Yep🙄🎶🎹🎤 We Headline the Jazz Heritage Fest this yr. 2018🎶🎈🎤🍾♥️
— Anita Baker (@IAMANITABAKER) January 2, 2018
Baker is mostly known for her mega hits, Caught Up In The Rapture, Giving You The Best That I Got, No One In The World, Sweet Love, I Apologize and Body & Soul. To date, she has won eight Grammys, has five platinum albums and one gold album.
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