Watch: Anita Baker Performs ‘Lately’ & ‘Same Ole Love’ Live On Kimmel

Published: Wednesday 6th Feb 2013 by Rashad


R&B legend Anita Baker has much cause to celebrate these days.  For, along with a storied career featuring timeless hits like ‘Sweet Love’ and ‘Giving You The Best That I Got’, her 2012 remake of Tyrese‘s hit ‘Lately’ nabbed The Songstress her best debut ever and flew right to the top of the R&B charts.

Now, as Baker preps for this week’s Grammys (her version of the tune was nominated for “Best Traditional R&B Performance”), she made a rare appearance this week by Jimmy Kimmel Live to lend the first televised showing of her latest smash.

Also taking the crowd to task with a rousing showing of ‘Same Ole Love‘ from her signature ‘Rapture’ album, see Mama Anita at work below:

Fine wine!  One could never shower enough praise on the Queen of Quiet Storm for her timeless vocal stylings.  We are definitely anxious to add her forthcoming album ‘Only Forever’ to our collection here at TGJ HQ!

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  1. CHUDDS February 6, 2013

    GORGEOUS…TIMELESS……CLASSIC….You can get no better than this legendary songstress! I loves me some Ms Baker!

  2. JUELZ February 6, 2013

    “The Queen Of Modern Song” RETURNS!!!

    I absolutely ADORE Ms. Baker. Coincidentally, I was playing her ‘Giving You The Best That I Got’ album yesterday. AMAZING.

    If Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Lena Horne or Nina Simone were alive, I would have loved to have seen either one of them do duet with Anita. They would be SO proud.

    • Andy February 6, 2013

      I agree…

      Those artists you mentioned would’ve gladly passed their torches down to her.

  3. LittleJohnny February 6, 2013

    WOW. Her voice is just like real butter. And her musicianship is like no other. She’s the epitome of an ARTIST instead of just an entertainer.

  4. Andy February 6, 2013

    I will ALWAYS cherish this woman as a person, her voice and her artistry…


  5. Cream February 6, 2013

    how did she get her eyebrows up there on her forehead?

    • Don’t_Start_No_Shit February 6, 2013

      You must be 12 or 13yo?!.. This is ANITA BAKER. NO ONE has permission to shade or read her… She is ICONIC!!!… I don’t wanna have this discussion with you again!!.. Be respectful and know your place!!!

    • truth(slayer of icki funky ass stans B****!!) February 7, 2013

      I really dont like u…i dont think ANYONE does. U.just try to shade EVERYONE. most only hav one or two ppl they shade but u shade everyone. Get a life!

  6. King B>Rihanna February 6, 2013


  7. Bryan Dossome February 6, 2013

    A.M.A.Z.I.N.G!!!!!!!!THIS is what i’m talking about

  8. ƸӜƷ MC ƸӜƷ February 6, 2013

    The soul-stress strikes again. Her voice >>>>>>>> she’s like the older version older version of Jazmine Sullivan. The Grammys better not f**k up with this one.

    • KING RIHANNA>BEYONCE February 6, 2013


  9. Don’t_Start_No_Shit February 6, 2013

    When I hear her it takes me bk to childhood. Hearing my parents playing her albums over daiquiris and card games!!!.. I absolutely LOVE HER!!!.. I have every album!!!!… I like the hair change but I’m so use to curled flattop Anita!!!

    • KING RIHANNA>BEYONCE February 6, 2013

      I love it!!!! This!!!!! I LOVE YOUR COMMENT!! ANITA BAKER IS THE S***!!

      • Don’t_Start_No_Shit February 6, 2013

        She is simply everything!!!

  10. KING RIHANNA>BEYONCE February 6, 2013


    • Don’t_Start_No_Shit February 6, 2013

      “Caught up in the rapture of love. Nothing else can compare.
      When I feel the magic of you. The feeling’s always new
      Caught up in the rapture of you!!”….. I LIVE!!!!

  11. ya February 6, 2013

    this song is dope

  12. Girl. BYE! February 6, 2013


  13. Oceanmate February 7, 2013

    That’s Ma Girl!!!!

  14. JOHNVIDAL February 7, 2013

    Omfg that sounded INCREDIBLE! Was I in heaven? I mean, I thought I was dreaming. The power is really special voices…. and I´ll leave it there

  15. moi-meme February 7, 2013

    this is a singer…. i suggest everyone see her in concert

  16. truth(slayer of icki funky ass stans B****!!) February 7, 2013


  17. I almost crashed my car into Rihanna’s forehead February 7, 2013

    Anita is so much more talented and classy than RIhanna.

  18. BitchICan’tEvenSpellWelfare February 7, 2013

    Yes Legend Anita!!!!!!!!!! SO.DAMN.GOOD.

    I cannot WAIT until this album drops!

  19. QQ February 7, 2013

    I’d watched and going to buy her CD too…that’s three…will send money on good music not TRASH:< beyounce!

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