Knowledge Identifier: +Anita_Baker
The American Music Awards is an annual awards ceremony created by Dick Clark in 1973
In 1975, Baker joined the Detroit-based band, Chapter 8, which featured Michael J. Powell, who would later produce her solo works
Jazz - In the early 1980s, a commercial form of jazz fusion called "pop fusion" or "smooth jazz" became successful and garnered significant radio airplay in "quiet storm" time slots at radio stations in urban markets across the U.S. This helped to establish or bolster the careers of vocalists including Al Jarreau, Anita Baker, Chaka Khan and Sade, as well as saxophonists including Grover Washington, Jr., Kenny G, Kirk Whalum, Boney James and David Sanborn
In 1985, Baker signed with Elektra Records, a major label under Warner Music Group
What Have You Done for Me Lately - For the 29th annual Grammy *awards of 1987, "What Have You Done for Me Lately" received one nomination for Best Rhythm & Blues Song but lost to Anita Baker's "Sweet Love"
After almost five years of touring, performing, and recording, Baker took a break, only entering the studio to record the jazz standard "Witchcraft" with Frank Sinatra for his 1993 "Duets" album
Nathan East - East has recorded, performed and co-written songs with Anita Baker, The Love Unlimited Orchestra, Babyface, B.B. King, Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Elton John, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Savage Garden, Sting, Quincy Jones, Al Jarreau, Kenny Loggins, The Manhattan Transfer, Herbie Hancock & Daft Punk That's Nathan's bass line you hear on the 2013 smash hit 'Get Lucky" Grammy winner for Record of the Year and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance