Early in 2018, fans have arrived at a bittersweet day: Rapture soulstress legend Anita Baker is retiring—again.
The eight-time Grammy Award-winning smooth R&B icon has graced fans with a 30-year industry spell, previously revealing in January 2017 that she was retired with no new music nor tour on the way. But January 2018 has turned over a new leaf for Ms. Anita, who returned to Twitter to announce… well, another return.
“So much to celebrate with you in #2018,” she wrote. “60th Bday in 25 days…Farewell Concert Series, beginning in March…”
Last we heard from the Rhythm of Love singer’s prior announcement, she was soaking up all the pleasures of her retirement on the beach, revealing to fans that it had always been a dream of hers. But now that she’s dropping just one last treat for us before wrapping up the industry life for good, it’s the fans whose dreams are coming true, and they’re giving her the best reactions—and tears—that they’ve got.
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
I must attend *bookmarkingherTwitterprofilesoIdontmisswhentixgoonsale pic.twitter.com/oSfZ3Jwe9s— 🖊️ Jeannine Hunter (@jeanninehunter) January 2, 2018
Thank You Jesus . WE MISS U MS ANITA BAKER !!!!!!!!! ❤️❤️❤️😭😭 pic.twitter.com/5U58NQPAlj— B (@byronnn01) January 1, 2018
Thank you Jesus! pic.twitter.com/OzpTEooBn8— DeLisa Prater (@divadep) January 3, 2018
Tears of Joy 😭😭😭😭😭😭 Ms Anita Baker is back . We thank God pic.twitter.com/Yobu9siaK2— B (@byronnn01) January 2, 2018
Yeeees! pic.twitter.com/sTewclJltU— Tavis Minner (@TavisMinner) January 3, 2018
BRRUHHHHH!!!! 2018 is already lit!!! Anita Baker announced a farewell concert series!!! I’m legit crying! Soooo excited!! 😩❤️ https://t.co/pwqqRvjG2t— Christina Watkins (@CWatkinsTV) January 1, 2018
I don't want you to...😂 pic.twitter.com/pCEASm98xl— Terry Sang (@bobpondem) January 3, 2018
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