Anita Baker announces retirement from music

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Fans of Anita Baker can stop holding their breaths for any new music, as it turns out she’s retired.

The singer took to Twitter last week to put rumors of her return to the music industry to rest, writing, “Lotta rumours out there. No Tour. No CD. #Retired#BeachBum#ThankUJesus.”

She then added, “Jan 26th will celebrate my 59th BDay (lord willing) retirement was 1 of many goals/dreams #SuchaBlessing.”

“I still love 2 write & record music… its part of my DNA. But, im on a different road. #BeachBum.”

Music lovers haven’t heard new material from Baker since her 2012 cover of Tyrese’s “Lately” and later her single “Sweetest Dreams,” but rumors circulated that we could expect an album, Only Forever.

The date for that album, however, kept getting pushed back, and it looks like now it never will happen.