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Gabby Douglas almost quit gymnastics for Chick-fil-A?

Anita Baker

Before becoming one of R&B’s biggest icons, Anita Baker sang in the Detroit-based group Chapter 8. But when the group’s label, Ariola Records, was bought by Arista Records, Arista executives told Anita that she couldn’t sing well and they dropped the group from their contracts. Anita quit music and returned home to become a short order cook. It wasn’t until years later that Anita returned after producer Otis Smith convinced her to begin work on her debut album, The Songstress.

 

 

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1 Comment

  1. Unique D on December 6, 2012 at 9:35 am

    The media & press are so direspectful! Gabrielle said openly on TV that she does NOT like being called ‘GABBY’. She loves the name ‘GABRIELLE’ and prefers to be called by her name. Yet, the media & press continue to call her Gabby. She’s been very polite by accepting their ignorance.