My Everything (Anita Baker album)

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My Everything
Studio album by Anita Baker
Released September 7, 2004
Recorded 2003-2004
Genre
Length 44:27
Label Blue Note
Producer Barry J. Eastmond
Anita Baker chronology
A Night of Rapture Live
(2004)
My Everything
(2004)
Christmas Fantasy
(2005)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]
Entertainment Weekly B [2]

My Everything is the sixth studio album by Anita Baker, released on September 7, 2004. The album debuted at #4 on the US Billboard 200 selling 132,000 copies in its first week.[3] As of May 2005, the album has sold 568,000 copies in the US and been certified Gold by the RIAA.[4]

It was Baker's first album for Blue Note Records and her first album of new material in ten years. For her comeback album, Baker wanted to be "in control" of everything, and once again teamed up with Barry J. Eastmond and George Duke. Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds also contributed. Most of the tracks were cut live (meaning the band played while Baker sang).

Baker wrote or co-wrote eight of the album's ten tracks. The last track, "Men in My Life" was written for her husband and two sons.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "You're My Everything" – 5:03
  2. "How Could You" – 4:21
  3. "In My Heart" – 5:06
  4. "Serious" – 5:25
  5. "How Does It Feel" – 4:42
  6. "Like You Used to Do" – 5:11
  7. "Close Your Eyes" – 4:42
  8. "You're My Everything" (Revisited) – 1:12
  9. "I Can't Sleep" – 5:08
  10. "Men in My Life" – 3:37

Executive Producer - Anita Baker; Produced by Barry J. Eastmond.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Jurek, Thom. My Everything > review at AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-04-11.
  2. ^ Johnson, Beth (September 10, 2004). "My Everything > review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2013-04-11. 
  3. ^ "Previous Album Sales Chart". HITS Daily Double. 2004-09-13. Retrieved 2012-03-02. 
  4. ^ "Billboard Bits: Anita Baker, Wainwright, 'Cavatt'". Billboard. 2005-05-20. Retrieved 2012-02-20.