THE JOURNEY

Annastasia Baker (born Annastasia Anneve Baker on November 16th 1988) is a UK based Gospel, Inspirational, Soul singer and performing artist. She has featured as a contestant at judge’s houses on X Factor UK and was the winner, by public vote, of the 3rd Series of Time2Shine, the UK’s biggest gospel talent quest show.

In Mandeville, capital of the parish of Manchester, in the county of Middlesex, Jamaica, on the 18th November 1988 a unique star was born! Growing up in London, England, as the eldest of 4 children, it soon became self-evident that Annastasia Baker was born to sing.

From an early age Annastasia embraced her God-given talent with a drive and “stickability”, overcoming setbacks public and private, only to rise up every time with growing strength and resolve. Always with her eye on the prize, yet remaining true to her craft and core values has proven to be very inspirational.

Oblivious to the back-story, her public have come to appreciate and embrace Annastasia for being the supreme interpreter of song that she is today.

This South London based singing phenomena grew up in an era of concert videos and talent shows. Annastasia recalls her video diet of Tina Turner and Whitney Houston performances, devoured from within her parent’s extensive audio-visual collection. She has profound memories of the music room at home as a child, where her multi-instrumentalist father would sing and play, embracing various musical genres. He sang in a gospel harmony group.

Growing up steeped in music and attracted by the then emerging television talent contests, Annastasia saw these as a viable platform through which to reach out and touch the many with her musical and vocal talent. She vowed that when she was old enough she would audition for the X Factor.

During primary school Annastasia sang with her school choir, even appearing with them at the Royal Albert Hall on occasion. Whether as a serial performer at award ceremonies for organisations like the Jack Petchey Foundation or taking part in various local talent contests; Annastasia began to develop her stagecraft and appetite for performing live in front of large audiences in many theatres and venues across London.

Annastasia was savvy enough to recognise that raw talent is a blessing, but in order to develop her craft and successfully combine technical ability and creative nuances in her performance, she also attended Vocal Tech music school.

Annastasia kept her promise to herself and in 2008 made it into the top six girls in the judges round of the X Factor UK. In 2010 she once again made it into the judges round.

Gospel, inspirational and soul music have always been at the core of Annastasia’s musical makeup. In 2013, a new television talent quest, one based in gospel music, caught her attention. That year she auditioned and by public vote, won the live final of the 3rd season of Time2Shine, the UK’s leading gospel talent search. Her faith, her values and her vocals came together as one defining persona and the public loved her for it.

Annastasia has a wealth of life skills to call upon as she continues on her upward trajectory as a vocal artist. From a young age she was a keen practitioner in artistic and sporting endeavour. At age 14 she was commissioned to create artwork, which still displays in the children’s ward of Queen Elizabeth Hospital. Annastasia has been a high achieving athlete, a sprint hurdler who ran for Cambridge Harriers athletics club and was Bexley sprint hurdles champion for 3 consecutive years.

It is music however that has remained the constant throughout her life. “Annastasia Baker’s dedication to singing is unchallengeable, her talent is undeniable and there for all to see, as she goes from strength to strength, gathering new fans and garnering critical acclaim. As rooted as her musical repertoire is, Annastasia has the talent and scope to crossover into all musical genres with true artistic integrity and appeal”.

With an already impressive presence across YouTube and social media, Annastasia continues to build her fan base. On Christmas Eve 2013 Annastasia launched the video to her newly released single “First Love”. The year 2014 will see her release her first album as well as undertake live national and international appearances. This will include a return performance date in the Caribbean.

What was to come, following her first appearance in the Caribbean, in Mandeville on that November day…who knew?

Release image Annastasia Baker Featured in US Magazine Crossroad
USA based faith and lifestyle magazine Crossroad features Annastasia.
Release image Twitter Verifies Annastasia Baker's Account
Annastasia had her account verified by Twitter and now has the official blue tick!
Release image Annastasia Meets and Performs with Kirk Franklin
Kirk Franklin calls Annastasia on stage to help close London show at Copper Box Arena
Release image New Dates Added to the 'You Turn' Tour
New UK dates have been added to Annastasia's UK Tour
Release image Annastasia Featured in The Sunday Express
Annastasia talks about her daughter as inspiration in The Sunday Express
Release image Arise TV News Interview Annastasia Baker
Annastasia stopped by the show, Showbiz Weekly.
Release image Annastasia Baker Performs on London Live
London Live interviews Annastasia where she also performed 'Forgive' from the new album 'You Turn'.
Release image Annastasia Joins Kirk Franklin Concert Line Up
Kirk Franklin will be in London June 13th for Gospel Fest 2015, with Annastasia as a special guest.
Release image USA Tour - Annastasia Baker (School Visits)
Watch Annastasia visit schools in Washington as part of her debut US tour.
Release image USA Tour - Annastasia Baker (Atlanta Leg)
UK Artist Annastasia Baker embarks on her Debut US Tour. This Episode Features Atlanta.
Release image Annastasia Baker Live at O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
This year, Annastasia will tour the UK, ending with a headlined show in London
Release image Annastasia Meets Gospel Icons in Las Vegas
It was busy! The 30th Stellar Awards, Meeting Erica Campbell, Bobby Jones and much more!
Release image You Turn Tour
UK tour for debut album, You Turn
Release image Tye Tribbett Interviews Annastasia Baker
Tye Tribbett Interviews Annastasia Baker (Red Carpet 2015 Stellar Awards in Vegas)
Release image Annastasia Baker's Second USA Tour
Annastasia is set to perform and tour Las Vegas ahead of The 30th Annual Stella Awards
Release image Annastasia's First US Interview with Rolling Out
Rolling Out Magazine talk to Annastasia about her debut album, You Turn, childhood and more
Release image Annastasia Baker ft Joshua Rogers - Pass It On
New video from Annastasia Baker ft Sunday Best winner Joshua Rogers
Release image BBC World Services Talk Body Image with Annastasia
Annastasia discusses body image & illegal buttock injections on Newshour for BBC World Services
Release image Annastasia Performs at Premier Gospel's 5th B'day
Annastasia, Guvna B, Victizzle, Faith Child and more celebrate the UK radio station's 5th Birthday
Release image Annastasia & Lurine Cato Featured on MOBO Website
Read article - 'North South Divide: Two Sisters, One Direction'
Release image See the Dallas Leg of Annastasia\'s USA Tour
USA Tour - Annastasia Baker (Dallas Leg)
Release image Behind The Scenes at The Jazz Café
Check out behind the scenes of Annastasia Baker live at the Jazz Cafe London
Release image Pre Order Annastasia's Debut Album 'You Turn'
Order your copy now, due to be released 29th March
Release image The Christmas Performance for Christian Aid
Annastasia performs with IDMC choir for Christian Aid Christmas Carol Concert
Release image Annastasia Features in SBTV Session
Check out Annastasia's feature in the SBTV Odd Invention Session
Release image Premier Gospel Celebrates 10,000 Followers
Premier Gospel celebrates with recording of 10,000 Reasons ft Annastasia, Lurine Cato & IDMC Choir
Release image Annastasia Performs at Time2Shine Season 4 Finale
Annastasia returns to the Time2Shine finale where Esther Farinde was crowned the winner of Season 4.
Release image Annastasia Attends MOBO Awards 2015
Annastasia Attends MOBO Awards 2015 and meets several celebrities on the red carpet
Release image Annastasia performs with YolanDa Brown
Annastasia Supports YolanDa Brown at the Millfield Theatre
Release image Annastasia performs at Diane Abbot's LSBC Awards
Annastasia performs at House of Parliament for MP Diane Abbot's LSBC Awards
Release image Sneak Peak of USA Tour 2014
Take a look at some of the things Annastasia has been up to in the USA
Release image Annastasia Wins Gospel Touch Award
Annastasia wins Critics Choice Award, accepted by Faith Child whilst Annastasia tours USA
Release image Annastasia Nominated for MOBO Award
Annastasia Baker Has been nominated in at 2014 Gospel Touch Awards
Release image Annastasia Baker USA Tour Dates
Annastasia Baker will be making her U.S. Debut in Dallas, Atlanta, New York, DC, and Boston.
Release image Annastasia Baker Sells Out Jazz Café Album Launch
The album launch was a huge success with Annastasia wowing the sold out crowd
Release image BBC London Interview with Simon Lederman
Annastasia speaks with Simon Lederman and performs two tracks live on air
Release image Interview with MOBO Awards
Annastasia speaks with MOBO Awards
Release image Annastasia Baker Nominated for Gospel Touch Award
Annastasia Baker Nominated for Critics Choice Award at 2014 Gospel Touch Awards
Release image Music Week Features Annastasia
Top UK industry magazine Music Week features Annastasia
Release image Tickets On Sale For Jazz Café Album Launch
Album launch 14th September 2014. Get your tickets now before they are sold out!
Release image Annastasia Baker Interview on TVC News Africa
Annastasia speaks with Joyce Ohajah about the #BringBackOurGirls campaign and her single 'Let Me Go'
Release image Annastasia Nominated for Jump Music Video Award
Nomination: First Love in the Best UK Female Video Category. Awards take place 13th June, Birmingham
Release image Annastasia at Barbados Gospel Fest Tour
Annastasia wows the crowds in Barbados for the Gospel Fest 2014
Release image Let Me Go Annastasia Baker
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Release image Check Out the Video to Annastasia Baker's Debut
Check Out the Video to Annastasia Baker's Debut Single 'First Love'
Release image New Single 'First Love' Out Now on iTunes
New Single 'First Love' Out Now on iTunes
Release image Annastasia Baker attends the 2013 MOBO Awards
Annastasia Baker attends the 2013 MOBO Awards
Release image Annastasia Baker Wins Season 3 of Time2Shine
Annastasia Baker Wins Season 3 of Time2Shine
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