Sweet Love

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"Sweet Love"
Single by Anita Baker
from the album Rapture
Released1986
Format7" vinyl single
Recorded1985
GenreR&B, soul
Length4:26
LabelElektra
Writer(s)Anita Baker
Louis A. Johnson
Gary Bias
ProducerMichael J. Powell
Anita Baker singles chronology
"Watch Your Step"
(1986)
"Sweet Love"
(1986)
"Caught Up in the Rapture"
(1986)
 
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"Sweet Love"
Single by Anita Baker
from the album Rapture
Released1986
Format7" vinyl single
Recorded1985
GenreR&B, soul
Length4:26
LabelElektra
Writer(s)Anita Baker
Louis A. Johnson
Gary Bias
ProducerMichael J. Powell
Anita Baker singles chronology
"Watch Your Step"
(1986)
"Sweet Love"
(1986)
"Caught Up in the Rapture"
(1986)

"Sweet Love" is the title of a popular song from 1986 by R&B singer Anita Baker. It was the second single from her critically acclaimed second studio album, Rapture.

Chart performance[edit]

The song was Baker's first big hit single, peaking at number two on the Billboard R&B chart, number three on the Billboard adult contemporary chart, and number eight on the Billboard Hot 100 in the fall of 1986.[1] The song also peaked at number thirteen in the United Kingdom.[2]

Awards[edit]

Baker won two Grammy Awards at the 1987 ceremony: Best R&B Song, earning her (along with Gary Bias and Louis Johnson) a songwriting award. Also, the album containing this song, Rapture, won in the category Best Female R&B Vocal performance.

Performances and cover versions[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (1986)Peak
position
UK Singles Chart13
US Billboard Hot 1008
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs2
US Adult Contemporary Tracks3

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hyatt, Wesley (1999). The Billboard Book of #1 Adult Contemporary Hits (Billboard Publications)
  2. ^ Anita Baker UK chart info at chartstats.com
  3. ^ Fierce UK chart info at chartstats.com
  4. ^ "Najee's Theme overview". Allmusic.com. 

External links[edit]