Keith Sweat Biography
Keith Sweat (Keith Douglas Sweat) is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, actor, radio personality, and an early figure in the new jack swing musical movement. He is known for his collection hits “I Want Her”, “Make It Last Forever”, “I’ll Give All My Love to You”, “Make You Sweat”, “Get Up on It”, “Twisted” and “Nobody”. He has released 13 solo albums and 2 as a part of the R&B supergroup LSG and discovered the groups Silk and Kut Klose.
Keith Sweat Age
Keith Sweat was born on July 22, 1961, in Crescent City, Florida United States.
Keith Sweat Net worth
Keith Sweat earns his income from his businesses and from other related organizations. He also earns his income from the Awards industry. He also earns his income from his work as a singer, songwriter, record producer, actor, radio personality. He has an estimated net worth of $ 250 thousand dollars.
Keith Sweat Family
Keith Sweat was born in Harlem, New York, United States to Juanita Sweat Thompson (mother) and Charles Crier (father) His mother is a hairdresser, and his father Charles Sweat is a factory worker. His family moved to Harlem, New York when Keith was 12 years old. Juanita raised their five children alone after Charles Sweat’s death in 1973.
Keith Sweat Wife
Keith Sweat married Lisa Wu a television personality, actress, realtor, screenwriter, and designer. from 1992 to 2002. From 1992 until 2002, Sweat was married to The Real Housewives of Atlanta star Lisa Wu Hartwell. With her, he had two sons, Jordan (b. 1995) and Justin (b. 1998). He also has three daughters, one with Tracy J. He also has a son named Joshua.
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Keith Sweat Singer, record producer, actor, radio personality
1975–84: Career beginnings with Jamilah
Sweat started his musical career as a member of a Harlem band called Jamilah in 1975. With the help of Jamilah, Sweat was able to hone his craft as a lead singer by performing regionally throughout the tri-State area of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. The group was started by bassist Larry Peoples, guitarist Michael Samuels, and drummer Walter Bradley.
After leaving the group in 1984 to begin a solo career, he sang at nightclubs throughout New York City and landed a chance to record for the independent label, Stadium Records. Sweat recorded only one tune for Stadium called “My Mind Is Made Up”, which was their third ever release, but on Stadium’s first release, he is credited as co-writer and co-producer of “You Are The One For Me”, the last recording ever made by the group GQ. One of GQ’s original members is his uncle, Keith “Sabu” Crier.
1987–91: Make It Last Forever, I’ll Give All My Love to You and Keep It Comin
Later in 1987, Keith Sweat was discovered by Vincent Davis and offered a recording contract with his label, Vintertainment Records, which was founded in 1983 on the foundations of early Hip-Hop and otherwise best known for releasing Joeski Love’s “Pee Wee’s Dance” in 1985. Ventertainment was distributed by Elektra Records from 1985 until it ceased operations in 1990.
On November 24, 1987, he released his debut solo studio album Make It Last Forever, which sold three million copies. The biggest hit from this album was the song that inaugurated the new jack swing era “I Want Her” (#1 R&B/#5 Pop), which was nominated for the 1989 Soul Train Best R&B/Urban Contemporary Song of the Year award, while the title track from the album hit 2 on the R&B charts.
Sweat reached the charts again with his second album I’ll Give All My Love to You (1990) which hit #6 on the Billboard 200 chart. He released his third album, Keep It Comin’ in 1991, which debuted in the top 20 of the album chart.
1992–2001: Get Up on It, Keith Sweat, Still in the Game and Didn’t See Me Coming
In 1992, Sweat discovered the group Silk, and helped craft their debut album, Lose Control, which hit #7 on the Billboard 200 album chart. The album’s single “Freak Me” hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 on May 1, 1993. In 1993, Sweat discovered the Atlanta-based female R&B group, Kut Klose. Sweat also produced the group’s debut album Surrender, which produced their biggest hit single “I Like”, peaking to #8 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart.
Sweat released his fourth album Get Up on It in the summer of 1994, and his self-titled fifth album in 1996. Both albums reached the top ten on the Billboard 200. The single co/produced and written by Eric McCaine “Twisted” featuring R&B group Kut Klose hit #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and “Nobody” hit #3, which made them Sweat’s biggest hits to date.
“Just A Touch” was a cover of the 1979 song “Just a Touch of Love” by Slave. In the fall of 1997, Sweat discovered the group Ol’ Skool and helped with their self-titled debut. He was on their biggest single, “Am I Dreaming,” which featured R&B group Xscape.
Sweat also formed the R&B supergroup LSG with Gerald Levert and Johnny Gill and released their self-titled debut, Levert.Sweat.Gill in 1997. That album featured “My Body”, which became a hit single. The album was certified double platinum and reached #4 on the U.S. Billboard 200.
Sweat’s sixth album, Still in the Game was released in 1998, hitting #6 on the Billboard 200, and #2 on the R&B/Hip Hop albums chart. It featured the singles “Come and Get With Me” (which featured Snoop Dogg) (#12 Hot 100) and “I’m Not Ready” (#16 Hot 100). Sweat’s success on the charts started to diminish in 2000 when he released the album Didn’t See Me Coming. None of the singles from the album reached the top forty.
2002–2015: Rebirth, Just Me, Ridin Solo and Til the Morning
On August 13, 2002, Keith Sweat released his eighth album, Rebirth. The single “One on One” reached #75 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #44 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart. His 2008 album Just Me included the single, “Love U Better (featuring Keyshia Cole)”.
Sweat is currently signed to Kedar Records and released his tenth studio album entitled Ridin’ Solo on June 22, 2010. The lead single taken from the album is “Test Drive” and featured label-mate Joe.
Since 2007, Sweat has been the host of a nationally syndicated radio program based upon the Quiet storm format. The Keith Sweat Hotel (known as The Quiet Storm with Keith Sweat on WBLS in New York City) is syndicated through Premiere Radio Networks.
2015–2017: Dress To Impress
On September 18, 2015, Good Love From The Album Dress To Impress. Keith Sweat Dress To Impress Released On July 22, 2016
2017–present: Playing For Keeps
On October 19, 2017, Keith Sweat 13th Studio Album. In January 2018 How Many Ways by Keith Sweat New Single. Keith Sweat Playing For Keeps Released on October 26, 2018
“The Sweat Hotel” Radio Show
Sweat is the host of a nationally syndicated radio show “The Sweat Hotel.” It is produced and distributed to urban adult contemporary and classic soul radio stations across the U.S. by Premiere Networks, a subsidiary of iHeartMedia, Inc. Sweat plays popular R&B hits, interviews other R&B stars, and talks about his life as a singer and performer.
Some radio stations carrying the show include 102.7 WVAZ Chicago, 105.3 WDAS-FM Philadelphia, 92.3 WMXD Detroit, 101.1 KJMS Memphis, 104.5 K283CH Houston, and 98.5 WYLD-FM New Orleans. The show airs five nights a week, although Sweat prerecords most segments of the show to allow him to tour and work on his recording career at the same time. Sweat began hosting the show in 2008.
Keith Sweat Songs
- Twisted Keith Sweat · 1996
- Nobody Keith Sweat · 1996
- Right and a Wrong Way Make It Last Forever · 1987
- I Want Her Make It Last Forever · 1987
- Make It Last Forever Make It Last Forever · 1987
- How Deep Is Your Love – Remastered Version Make It Last Forever · 1987
- Come and Get With Me Still in the Game · 1998
- Just One of Them Thangs I’ll Give All My Love to You · 1990
- Merry Go Round I’ll Give All My Love to You · 1990
- Boomerang Playing For Keeps · 2018
- How Many Ways Playing For Keeps · 2018
- Can We Make Love Still in the Game · 1998
- Funky Dope Lovin’ Keith Sweat · 1996
Keith Sweat Albums
- Keith Sweat Make It Last Forever 1987
- Chic Top 100 80s 2016
- B.o.B Get Ur Freak On 2016
- B.o.B R and B: The Collection 2016
- Seal 100 Greatest 90s 2017
- Keith Sweat The Magnificent 2009
- The Game Hurricane Floyd 2010
- Keith Sweat Playing For Keeps 2018
- Silk Dress To Impress 2016
- Keith Sweat Til the Morning 2011
- Keith Sweat I’ll Give All My Love to You 1990
Keith Sweat Concerts
- Sat, 15 Jun 23:00 Syracuse, NY, United States
The Oncenter Civic Center Theaters
- Sat, 29 Jun 20:00 Atmore, AL, United States
Wind Creek Atmore
- Sat, 3 Aug 19:30 College Park, GA, United States
Wolf Creek Amphitheater
- Fri, 23 Aug 20:30 Phoenix, AZ, United States
- Sat, 24 Aug 20:00 Long Beach, CA, United States The Queen Mary
- Tue, 27 Aug 20:00 Los Angeles, CA, United States
The Greek Theatre
- Thu, 29 Aug 19:00 Philadelphia, PA, United States
The Dell Music Center
- Sun, 1 Sep 14:00 Omaha, NE, United States
Lewis & Clark Landing
- Sat, 7 Sep 13:00 Lincoln, CA, United States
Thunder Valley Casino Resort
- Fri, 13 Sep 20:00 Southaven, MS, United States
Keith Sweat Movies
- Pastor Brown
- New Jack City