Singer Anita Baker arrives at EMI's Post-Grammy Bash held at Paramount Studios on February 8, 2006 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images)

In a recent interview with The Boombox, R&B singer Anita Baker praised controversial singer Chris Brown, saying  he is “brilliant.”  Baker applauds Brown’s ability to overcome personal issues while succeeding professionally.  The 54-year-old singer feels Brown is “gifted beyond measure.”  The Boombox reports:

The new generation of R&B singers have a fan in Anita Baker. The veteran entertainer, who will release her upcoming album, Only Forever, next month, finds Ledisi, Marsha Ambrosius, Robert Glasper and Lalah Hathaway among the younger artists she fancies.

One crooner the 54-year-old “Sweet Love” songstress feels is “gifted beyond measure” is Chris Brown. “He’s an amazing talent,” she tells The BoomBox. “That’s all I could take from him because that’s all I’m entitled to, is his artistry. I take it and I embrace it.”

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