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Keith Sweat

Photographed by Michael Lavine
Background information
Birth name Keith Crier
Born July 22, 1961 (1961-07-22) (age 46)
Origin USA flagHarlem, New York, U.S.
Genre(s) Urban
R&B
New Jack Swing
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Record producer
Years active 1987-present
Label(s) Elektra
Full Surface/SRC
Associated
acts
LSG
Website [http://thesweathotel.com

Keith Crier (born July 22, 1961 in Harlem, New York), better known as Keith Sweat, is an American R&B/soul, singer-songwriter, record producer and a major contributor to the New jack swing era. Before becoming a recording artist, Sweat worked for the commodities market in the New York Mercantile Exchange. He sang at nightclubs throughout New York City until he was discovered and offered a recording contract with Elektra Records in 1987. Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... Image File history File links Keith_Sweat_(image_by_Michael_Lavine). ... is the 203rd day of the year (204th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... For other uses, see Harlem (disambiguation). ... This article is about the state. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The term urban contemporary was coined by the late New York DJ Frankie Crocker in the mid 1970s. ... Contemporary R&B is a music genre of American popular music, the current iteration of the genre that began in the 1940s as rhythm and blues music. ... New Jack Swing, or swingbeat, is a hybrid style of R&B combined with hip hop, popular from the late-1980s into the mid-1990s. ... The term singer-songwriter refers to performers who both write and sing their own material. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... In the music industry, a record label is a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Elektra Records is an American record label owned by Warner Music Group, and today operates under Atlantic Records Group. ... Full Surface Records is an American record label founded by hip-hop producer Swizz Beatz in 2000. ... SRC Records (Street Records Corporation) is a record label created by New York City rapper Fat Joe. ... This article is about the R&B group. ... is the 203rd day of the year (204th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the Harlem neighborhood in New York City. ... Contemporary R&B is a music genre of American popular music, the current iteration of the genre that began in the 1940s as rhythm and blues music. ... This article is about the novel Soul Music. ... The term singer-songwriter refers to performers who both write and sing their own material. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... New Jack Swing, or swingbeat, is a hybrid style of R&B combined with hip hop, popular from the late-1980s into the mid-1990s. ... This article is in need of attention. ... The New York Mercantile Exchange**** NOTE the AMENX is FAKE, created by york-commodities to scam your money, if you send money you will never see it again**** You have been warned. ... Laser lights illuminate the dance floor at a Gatecrasher dance music event in Sheffield, England A nightclub (or night club or club) is a drinking, dancing, and entertainment venue which does its primary business after dark. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Elektra Records is an American record label owned by Warner Music Group, and today operates under Atlantic Records Group. ...

Contents

Music career

Make It Last Forever era: 1985-1993

Sweat started his musical career as a member of a well known 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 Larry Peebles, a talented bass player from 116th Street and Lenox Avenue, Michael Samuels, guitarist out of the Bronx, and drummer Walter Bradley from 125th in Harlem. Additional members of the group included Peter DaCosta, vocals, Joseph McGeachy, sax, Dwight Banks, trumpet and Kenneth Varner, keyboards. On November 25, 1987, Sweat released his debut album Make It Last Forever, which sold three million copies. The biggest hit from this album was "I Want Her" (#1 R&B/#5 Pop), and the title track from the album was hit #2 on the R&B charts. Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the state. ... “NJ” redirects here. ... Official language(s) English Capital Hartford Largest city Bridgeport[3] Largest metro area Hartford Metro Area[2] Area  Ranked 48th  - Total 5,543[4] sq mi (14,356 km²)  - Width 70 miles (113 km)  - Length 110 miles (177 km)  - % water 12. ... is the 329th day of the year (330th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... Make It Last Forever is a 1988 single by Keith Sweat and Jacci McGhee. ...


Sweat continued to chart fairly well with his second album I'll Give All My Love To You, which hit #6 on the Billboard 200 chart, and Keep It Comin debuted in the Top 20 of the album chart.


Keith's third album Keep It Comin'(1991) didn't sell because Keith didn't promote the Album the single big singles were "There you go tellin me no " from New Jack City & "Why Me Baby" (featuring LL Cool J). Keith was moving from New York to Atlanta, and he was starting his Keia Records label that would feature Silk & Kut Klose


Still in the Game era: 1994-1999

Sweat released his fourth album Get Up On It in the summer of 1994. He followed with Keith Sweat, his self-titled fifth album, in 1996, which hit #5 on the Billboard 200. The single "Twisted" hit #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and "Nobody" hit #3, which made them Sweat's biggest hits to date. The song "Just A Touch", with Kut Klose providing background vocals, was also on the album and, although it didn't take off and become a top 3 hit like the two aforementioned songs, it has earned a more regular spot on radio playlists. "Just A Touch" was a cover of the song "Just a Touch of Love" from a 1979 Slave album titled Just a Touch of Love. That would mean the people who were 30 or younger at the time of the Keith Sweat version may have thought of the song as a new pop tune. But the key demographic for pop music is under the age of 30 and in late 1996, early 1997, most of those people were likely unfamiliar with the original. Having two bona fide hits already on the album it seems like the name recognition would have helped "Just A Touch" do better on the music charts. Keith Sweat obviously liked what he did with the track. "I re-made a great Slave song on this one," he says. ""Just A Touch," which is one I've always wanted to do." Kut Klose was a R&B musical group from Atlanta, Georgia comprised of a trio of female singers. ...


Rebirth era: 2000-Present

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 managed to make it to the Top 40. They were moderate hits on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart. On August 13, 2002, Keith Sweat released his ninth album, Rebirth. Only one single, "One on One," charted on the Billboard Hot 100 peaking at #75 and at #44 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks. His next album due sometime in 2007 has fared better with its first single, "How Deep Is Your Love" being played on Urban radio stations for about a year before the albums' release. The Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart, formerly known as Top Soul Singles, Top Black Singles, and Top R&B Singles (before the hip-hop term was added in the late 1990s), is a chart released weekly by Billboard in the United States. ... is the 225th day of the year (226th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... “Hot 100” redirects here. ... The Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart, formerly known as Top Soul Singles, Top Black Singles, and Top R&B Singles (before the hip-hop term was added in the late 1990s), is a chart released weekly by Billboard in the United States. ... The term urban contemporary was coined by the late New York DJ Frankie Crocker in the mid 1970s. ...


Protegés

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. Silk is an Urban, R&B and Pop group formed in 1991. ... Lose Control is a 2005 single by Missy Elliott featuring Ciara and Fatman Scoop, released on Goldmind/Atlantic Records. ... Freak Me is a R&B ballad recorded by Atlanta, Georgia-based vocal quintet Silk in 1993. ... “Hot 100” redirects here. ... is the 121st day of the year (122nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ...


In 1995, Sweat discovered the Atlanta based female R&B group Kut Klose. Sweat also produced the group's debut album Surrender, which produced the their biggest hit single "I Like", peaking to #8 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart. Kut Klose was a R&B musical group from Atlanta, Georgia comprised of a trio of female singers. ... The Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart, formerly known as Top Soul Singles, Top Black Singles, and Top R&B Singles (before the hip-hop term was added in the late 1990s), is a chart released weekly by Billboard in the United States. ...


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 huge hit single. LSG was certified 2x Platinum and reached number four on the U.S. Billboard 200. In the late 1960s, the term supergroup was coined to describe music groups comprising members who had already achieved fame or respect in other groups or as individual artists. ... This article is about the R&B group. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Johnny Gill (born May 22, 1966 in Washington, D.C.) is an R&B singer best known for his romantic ballads and as a member of New Edition. ...


Produced For

Keith Sweat has produced song for artists such as
Johnny Kemp - Just Got Paid,
Guy - Lets Chill!,
Men At Large - Don't Cry,
Dru Hill - Love's Train,
Dru Hill - Share My World,
Immature - Extra, Extra,
Ol Skool - Am I Dreaming (feat. Xscape),
The Isley Brothers - Slow Is The Way,
The O'Jays ft Keith Sweat - Baby You Know,
Keyshia Cole ft. Keith Sweat - Good Lovin'
Uncle Ducker ft. Keith Sweat - He's Dark and I'm Yellow, but We Can Still Grind it Out Girl This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Look up guy in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Dru Hill is an American singing group, most popular during the late 1990s, whose repertoire included R&B, soul, and gospel music. ... Dru Hill is an American singing group, most popular during the late 1990s, whose repertoire included R&B, soul, and gospel music. ... IMx, formerly known as Immature, is an American hip-hop and R&B boy band. ... The Isley Brothers (IPA: ) are an African-American music group from Cincinnati, Ohio, who hold the record for being the longest-running charted group in music history. ... The OJays is a popular Philadelphia soul group, originally consisting of Walter Williams (born August 25, 1942), Bill Isles, Bobby Massey, William Powell (January 20, 1942 - May 26, 1977) and Eddie Levert (born June 16, 1942). ... Keyshia Michelle Cole (born October 15, 1981) is an American R&B singer-songwriter and record producer known for her soulful voice. ...


Keith has written songs for various artists. He actually wrote some songs that Teddy Riley produced in the late 80's


Today

Keith Sweat has been as successful as an entrepreneur as he was as an artist, He has recorded and produced on a song by Keyshia Cole for her upcoming album Just Like You Keyshia Michelle Cole (born October 15, 1981) is an American R&B singer-songwriter and record producer known for her soulful voice. ... Singles from Just Like You Released: June 2007 Released: September 2007 Just Like You is the second album by American R&B singer Keyshia Cole, to be released by Geffen Records on September 25, 2007. ...


On February 26, 2007, Keith Sweat launched his new R&B/slow jams radio show on 12 stations across America, including WMXD-Detroit, WMIB-Miami, WRBV "V-1017"-Macon and WKUS-Norfolk. Called the Keith Sweat Hotel, Sweat is broadcasting live from his Premiere Radio Networks studio in Atlanta, and will be playing a mélange of cuts from the '70s on through to today. http://thesweathotel.com/


Keith has new DVD out called the Sweat Hotel which a live concert.


Keith Sweat is explosive on Sweat Hotel Live, his first-ever live DVD! The R&B superstar, pioneer of new jack swing, reunites with other chart-topping R&B artists on this disc, including Teddy Riley, Charlie Wilson, Jackie McGhee, Silk, Lil' G, Kut Klose and Johnny Kemp. Special guest appearances are made by Monica, Akon, Da Brat and Athena Cage. With an array of talented entertainers on a single stage, Keith Sweat brings back the magic of some of the most memorable music recorded in R&B history on his first-ever live concert DVD. A companion CD of the same name is also available. Teddy Riley (born Edward Theodore Riley, October 8, 1967 in Harlem, New York) is an American R&B and hip hop singer, songwriter, musician and producer who was the ring leader of the most influential groups of R&B in two separate decades - Guy in the 80s and Blackstreet in... Charlie Wilson is an American R&B/soul singer and the lead vocalist for the Gap Band. ... Silk is an Urban, R&B and Pop group formed in 1991. ... Kut Klose was a R&B musical group from Atlanta, Georgia comprised of a trio of female singers. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Keith also has a new studio recording due out by late November. He has a song on there with Lenny Williams.


Awards/Nominations

  • American Music Awards
    • 1998, Favorite Male R&B/Soul Artist [Nominated]
    • 1997, Favorite Male R&B/Soul Artist (Winner)
    • 1997, Favorite R&B/Soul Album: Keith Sweat (Nominated)
    • 1991, Favorite R&B/Soul Male Artist (Nominated)

The American Music Awards show is one of four annual major American music awards shows (the others being the Billboard Music Awards, the Grammy Awards, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony). ...

Discography

Albums

Make It Last Forever was R&B artist Keith Sweats debut album. ... Ill Give All My Love to You was R&B artist Keith Sweats sophmore album, and follow-up to his debut album Make It Last Forever. ... Keep It Comin is R&B artist Keith Sweats third album. ... Get Up On It is Keith Sweats fourth album. ... Keith Sweat Keith Sweat Marvelous Enterprises/Elektra Entertainment Group Executive Producer: Keith Sweat Track listing: 1. ... Still in the Game is Keith Sweats sixth album. ... Keith Sweat Didnt See Me Coming Released in 2000 on Elektra Entertainment Group Executive Producer: Keith Sweat 1. ... Rebirth is Keith Sweats eighth album. ... Keith Sweat Live was R&B artist Keith Sweats first concert album, recorded live in Washington, D.C. It was released on February 4, 2003. ... Dont Stop Your Love I Want Her Make It Last Forever Nobody How Deep Is Your Love Right and a Wrong Way Something Just Aint Right Get Up on It (There You Go) Tellin Me No Again Merry Go Round Twisted My Body Why Me Baby? Ill... The legendary Keith Sweat was penned to be Keith Sweats tenth album but for reasons unknown was never officially released. ...

Singles

Year Title Album US US R&B
1987 "I Want Her" Gold Make It Last Forever 5 1
1988 "Something Just Ain't Right" Make It Last Forever 79 3
1988 "Make It Last Forever" (with Jacci McGhee) Make It Last Forever 59 2
1988 "Don't Stop Your Love" Make It Last Forever - 9
1990 "Make You Sweat" Gold I'll Give All My Love To You 14 1
1990 "Merry Go Round" I'll Give All My Love To You - 2
1990 "I'll Give All My Love to You" I'll Give All My Love To You 7 1
1991 "Your Love - Part 2" I'll Give All My Love To You 71 4
1991 "Keep It Comin'" Keep It Comin' 17 1
1992 "Why Me Baby" (featuring LL Cool J) Keep It Comin' 44 2
1992 "I Wanna Love You Down" Keep It Comin' - 20
1994 "How Do You Like It" (featuring Left Eye) Get Up On It 48 9
1994 "When I Give My Love" Get Up On It 85 21
1994 "Get Up On It" (with Kut Klose) Get Up On It 62 12
1996 "Twisted" (featuring Pretty Russ & Kut Klose) Platinum Keith Sweat 2 1
1996 "Nobody" (featuring Athena Cage) Platinum Keith Sweat 3 1
1997 "Come With Me" (featuring Ronald Isley) Keith Sweat 68 27
1998 "Come And Get With Me" (featuring Snoop Dogg) Gold Still In The Game 12 6
1999 "I'm Not Ready" Still In The Game 16 12
2000 "I'll Trade (A Million Bucks)" (featuring Lil' Mo) Didn't See Me Coming - 36
2001 "Real Man" Didn't See Me Coming - 73
2002 "One on One" Rebirth - 44
2007 "Love You Betta" (featuring Keyshia Cole) TBA - -

“Hot 100” redirects here. ... The Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart, formerly known as Top Soul Singles, Top Black Singles, and Top R&B Singles (before the hip-hop term was added in the late 1990s), is a chart released weekly by Billboard in the United States. ... I Want Her is a 1987 single from R&B singer Keith Sweats debut album, Make It Last Forever. ... Make It Last Forever is a 1988 single by Keith Sweat and Jacci McGhee. ... Make You Sweat is the title of a number-one R&B single by Keith Sweat. ... Ill Give All My Love to You is the title of a number-one R&B single by Keith Sweat. ... Keep It Comin is the title of a number-one R&B single by singer Keith Sweat. ... LL Cool J (born James Todd Smith III on January 14, 1968 in New York, New York) is a legendary American hip hop artist and actor. ... Lisa Nicole Lopes (stage name Left Eye) (May 27, 1971 - April 25, 2002) was a member of the popular R&B group TLC. In addition to hit songs like Waterfalls with TLC, Lopes also did some solo performing. ... Kut Klose was a R&B musical group from Atlanta, Georgia comprised of a trio of female singers. ... Twisted is a single by Keith Sweat released in 1996 [edit] Song information [edit] Track listings Categories: | | | | ... Nobody is the title of a number-one R&B single by singers Keith Sweat and Athena Cage from the band Kut Klose. ... Kut Klose was a R&B trio that formed in Atlanta, Georgia. ... Ronald (center) with brothers OKelly and Rudolph, ca. ... Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr. ... Lil Mo (born Cynthia Loving on 1978 in Long Island, New York) is an R&B singer and songwriter. ... Keyshia Michelle Cole (born October 15, 1981) is an American R&B singer-songwriter and record producer known for her soulful voice. ...

External links


  Results from FactBites:
 
Keith Sweat - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (796 words)
Keith Sweat (born Keith Crier on July 22, 1961 in Harlem, New York), is a popular African American RandB/soul singer, songwriter, record producer and a major contributor to the New jack swing era.
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.
Keith Sweat has been as successful as an entrepenuer as he was as an artist, he owned a successful nightclub in suburban Atlanta and has recently opened Hotel S in Midtown Atlanta, a high end luxury hotel which caters to business travelers.
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