Related Information for Anita Ward Anita Ward (born 20 December 1956 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA) is an American Disco and R&B singer.Before signing a recording contract, Ward obtained a degree in psychology from Rust College in Holly Springs, Mississippi, and had become a schoolteacher. While recording her first album (on Juana records) Frederick Knight, who owned the label, presented her with a song he had written the previous year for singer Stacy Lattisaw. Ward did not like the song, but Knight insisted that a dance.. read more