December 13, 2018
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11 months ago Anita Baker shocked the music world announcing her retirement in a selfie posted to Twitter. The 60-year-old captioned the photo, “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!” #OneLastTimeabxo damn… “Where does the time go?!”
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
The iconic songstress performed for what we thought was the last time at the Jazz Heritage Festival in New Orleans earlier this year, but just days ago the 2018 BET Awards Lifetime Achievement Award winner subtly shared news of her Las Vegas residency in 2019 in response to a fan’s wish (we already know Andre 3000 will be excited).
💥u guys congregate here & bring me ur Plans & Dreams 4 Us … it seems 2 go from Your Mouth 2 God's ears & Manifest N2 Reality. Vegas Residency u say?… Done. ANNND, DONE!!…🙂 sO Much More 2 share #OURCELEBRATION2019🙌🏾 https://t.co/iwb7scIrm2
— Anita Baker (@IAMANITABAKER) December 9, 2018
No dates have been released as of yet, but we’ll be sure to update you just as soon it does. Baker, mostly known for her mega-hits, Caught Up In The Rapture, Giving You The Best That I Got, You Bring Me Joy, No One In The World, Sweet Love, I Apologize and Body & Soul, has won eight Grammys, has five platinum albums and one gold album. Watch her incredible acceptance speech at this year’s BET Awards.
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