Anita Baker has announced her retirement in a tweet last Thursday.


Rumors had been spreading that Baker was working on a new album and tour, but the singer was quick to shut them down. “Lotta rumours out there,” she said. “No Tour. No CD. #Retired #BeachBum #ThankUJesus.” The same day, she told the twitter-verse that with her upcoming 59th birthday would mark her retirement.

Two days later, she posted a photo of her shelf filled with her numerous musical awards, saying, “no regrets.” She was nominated for her 16th Grammy in 2012 (she won eight) for her version of “Lately.” Her record label said the song would appear on her next album, Only Forever, which was supposed to be out in 2013, but was never released.

In her decade-spanning career, Baker recorded four platinum and two gold albums. Her 1986 album Rapture gave us such hits as “Caught Up in the Rapture” and “Sweet Love.” One of her signature songs, “Giving You the Best That I Got,” came in 1988.

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