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Keith Sweat

Keith Sweat


Keith Sweat


About Keith Sweat

R&B and soul singer Keith Sweat was born in Harlem, New York.  Sweat once worked an ordinary 9 to 5 job at the New York Stock Exchange.  He sang at nightclubs until he was discovered in 1987.  On November 25, 1987, Sweat released his debut album "Make It Last Forever".  It sold four million copies.  “I Want Her” was the biggest hit from this album.  It was #1 on the R&B charts and #5 on the Pop charts.  The title track hit #2 on the R&B charts.  His sophomore album "I’ll Give All My Love To You" charted fairly well!  It hit #3 on the "Billboard 200" chart.  "Keep It Comin" is his third album.  It entered the top 20 of the same chart.

In the summer of 1994, Sweat released his fourth album "Get Up On It".  His self-titled album, "Keith Sweat", was released in 1996.  It hit #5 on the Billboard 200 chart.  His single “Twisted” hit #2 on the Billboard Hot 100. “Nobody” hit #3 on the same chart.  

In 1992, Sweat discovered the group "Silk".  He helped craft their debut album, "Lose Control", which hit #7 on the Billboard 200 album chart.  On May 1, 1993, its single "Freak Me" hit #1 on the "Billboard Hot 100" chart.  In 1995, Sweat discovered Atlanta's female R&B group "Kut Klose".  Sweat also produced the group’s debut album "Surrender". Its single “I Like”, peaked at #8 on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles.  Sweat established the R&B supergroup LSG with Gerald Levert and Johnny Gill.  He released their self-titled debut album in 1997.  It was called "Levert.Sweat.Gill".  One of the songs on that album, "My Body" became a huge hit single.  Keith Sweat has produced songs for multiple artists:  Men at Large ("Don't Cry"), Dru Hill ("Love's Train" and "Share My World"), Immature ("Extra Extra"), Ol' Skool ("Am I Dreaming", featuring XScape), The Isley Brothers ("Slow is the Way"), and The O'Jays ("Baby You Know", featuring Keith Sweat).

 

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