Anita Baker Makes History:“Lately” is Biggest Single Debut of Her Career

Songwriter, performer, producer and R&B icon Anita Baker has a hit on her hands with her new single “Lately”, which was released digitally on August 7, 2012.


  • ·         “Lately” is the highest debut single of anyone on Billboard’s Urban AC Chart at #10 in 15 years.
  • ·         “Lately” has the #1 most adds on Billboard’s Urban AC Chart.
  • ·         “Lately” is the biggest debut single in Anita Baker’s career since 1994’s “Body & Soul” at #15.
  • ·         “Lately” has the most increased airplay of the week on Billboard’s R&B and HipHop Charts.
  • ·         “Lately” has the #1 most adds and the #1 most increased airplay on Billboard’s Smooth Jazz   Chart and was the #1 most added on the SmoothJazz.com Chart.
  • ·         “Lately” has the #1 most adds on the Groove Jazz music Chart.
  • ·         “Lately” has the #1 most adds on Radio Wave Internet airplay Music Chart.


On Monday, August 6th, Baker was the first recording artist ever to have an unprecedented premiere on Urban Adult Contemporary Radio for all Clear Channel stations as they played her single “Lately” every hour on the hour.


“Lately” is produced by The Underdogs and executive produced by Anita Baker and Don Was.

The new album “Only Forever” is due out Tuesday, October 23, 2012.


Baker is an eight-time Grammy winner, with four platinum and two gold albums to her name.  She shot to fame with her classic album Rapture, and experienced critical and commercial success with subsequent albums Giving You the Best I GotCompositions,Rhythm of Love, and My Everything.  She has also released a successful greatest hits (The Best of Anita Baker), holiday (Christmas Fantasy), and live album (A Night of Rapture: Live).


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