Fans of ‘Sweet Love’ singer Anita Baker are feeling sour to say the least after the R&B legend took to Twitter to confirm rumors of her retirement.
Baker, who gifted the genre some of its most memorable efforts between 1983 and 2004 and earned the title ‘Queen of Quiet Storm’ along the way, excited music lovers in 2012 when she – after a nearly 10 year hiatus – delivered a Grammy-nominated remake of actor/singer Tyrese Gibson‘s hit, ‘Lately.’ The cover was joined by another song, ‘Sweet Dreams,’ as the kickoff to her long-awaited 7th studio album, ’21st Century Love’ (later renamed ‘Only Forever’).
Fast forward to 2017 and now we see the title change has proven prophetic as that’s exactly how long her fans will have to wait to hear its content (or any new content for that matter). See what we mean inside:
After getting wind of many fans expressing their disappointment about the announcement Baker replied:
Interestingly, many fans of the singer are not aware that it was she who convinced fellow contralto diva, Toni Braxton, to emerge from retirement. We’re hoping Braxton returns the favor to help us get our hands and ears on new music from the Queen of Quiet Storm: Anita Baker.