Compositions (Anita Baker album)
|Studio album by Anita Baker|
|Released||June 12, 1990|
|Recorded||1990 Encore Studios
Studio Ultimo (Sound Lab 1) Oceanway
|Producer||Michael J. Powell|
|Anita Baker chronology|
|Entertainment Weekly||B |
Compositions is the fourth album by the American R&B/soul singer Anita Baker. The album peaked at #5 on the US Billboard 200 and was certified platinum in 1990, making it Baker's third platinum selling album. The album also won the Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance at the 1991 Grammy Awards. Compositions would be the last album and collaboration between Baker and longtime producer Michael J. Powell.
- "Talk to Me" (Baker, Vernon Fails, Michael Powell) - 5:03
- "Perfect Love Affair" (Baker, Joel Davis) - 5:19
- "Whatever It Takes" (Baker, Marc Gordon, Gerald LeVert) - 5:35
- "Soul Inspiration" (Terry Britten, Graham Lyle) - 5:17
- "Lonely" (Baker) - 4:29
- "No One to Blame" (Baker, Fails) - 4:41
- "More Than You Know" (Baker, Vernon Fails, Michael Powell) - 4:48
- "Love You to The Letter" (James McBride) - 7:20
- "Fairy Tales" (Baker, Fails, Powell) - 7:55
- Paulinho Da Costa - percussion
- Greg Phillinganes - piano, background vocals
- Nathan East - bass, background vocals
- Ricky Lawson - drums
- Earl Klugh - guitar, background vocals
- Anita Baker - vocals, Executive Producer
- Michael J. Powell - guitar, background vocals
- Vernon Fails - keyboards
- Stephen Ferrone - drums
- Perri - background vocals
|1991||Compositions||Best Female R&B Vocal Performance|
|Best Album Package Nominated|
|UK Albums Chart||7|
|US Billboard 200||5|
|US Billboard Top R&B Albums||3|
|US Top Jazz Albums||4|
|Year||Title||US Pop||US R&B||US AC||UK|
|1990||"Talk to Me"||44||3||4||68|
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