Keith Sweat

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Keith Sweat

Born

7/22/1961, New York City

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Biography

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Keith Sweat is a Harlem-born R&B singer/songwriter who released his debut album, Make It Last Forever, at the end of 1987. The album sold over three million copies, spawning the hits "I Want Her" (number one R&B, number five pop), "Something Just Ain't Right" (number three R&B), "Make…more

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  • Trivia

    • Keith's favorite actresses are: Halle Barry, Joy Bryant, Jada Pinkett-Smith, and Regina King. His favorite actors are: Will Smith, Denzel Washington, Al Pacino, and Robert DeNiro.

    • Keith's favorite movies are: Boyz 'N The Hood, The Godfather, Casino, and Scarface.

    • Keith would like to star in a movie, and has read many scripts, but hasn't found 'the one'.

    • Keith collaberated and recorded 'He Say, She Say' with T-Boz of the rap group TLC. He considers their styles similar, and thought that they would be a winning combination.

    • Keith would like to do duets with: Mary J. Blige, Ashanti, Avante, and Joe.

    • Keith's musical influences are: Charlie Wilson of The Gap Band, Ronald Isley, and Stevie Wonder.

    • Keith branched out to other business ventures, and owns a successful nightclub in Atlanta, Georgia, as well as an elite luxury hotel, called Hotel S.

    • Keith, Johnny Gill, and Gerald Levert released their self-titled debut in 1997, Levert. Sweat. Gill.. Their single 'My Body' burned up the record charts as #1 for 6 weeks.

    • Keith discovered the R & B groups Silk, and the female group Kut Klose. He was also the founder of LSG, with Gerald Levert and Johnny Gill.

    • Keith released album # 9, Rebirth on August 13, 2002. One track charted on the Billboard Hot 100 at #75, 'One on One'.

    • Keith's popularity began to subside in 2000, his album Didn't See Me Coming failed to produce a single top 40 hit.

    • Keith's most popular album was his fifth, released in 1996. It was self titled Keith Sweat, and debuted at #5 on the Billboard Hot 200 charts. His hit singles, 'Twisted' debuted as #2, and 'Nobody' hit at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100.

    • Keith's fourth album was released in the summer of 1994, it was titled Get Up On It. He was then listed in Rolling Stone magazine as the next Gerald Levert.

    • Keith's second album I'll Give All My Love To You, debuted at #6 on the Billboard 200 music charts in 1990. He based his songs on the problems of his friends, instead of his own personal experiences.

    • Keith released his debut album Make It Last Forever, on November 25, 1987. Make It Last Forever sold over 3 million copies.

    • Keith started his success as a singer in 1975, as a member of a well-known band in Harlem called Jamiah, started by Larry Peebles. They played throughout New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.

    • Keith sang at nightclubs throughout New York City until he was discovered and offered a recording contract with Elektra Records in 1987.

    • Keith worked for the commodities market in the New York mercantile exchange, before making it in the music business.

    • Keith is a popular R & B/soul singer, record producer, and song writer.

    • Keith Crier, now known as Keith Sweat, was born on July 22, 1961 in Harlem, New York.

  • Quotes

    • Keith: I've always been able to approach my own career with the right amount of objectivity. I do a lot of classic songs in concert which enables me to see the strengths of my career, the twists and turns that the other cats sometimes miss.

    • Keith: I'm from the street, and this business is just like that. You got to watch for the hawks. There was no tough lesson that I had to learn, because I am street-smart.

    • Keith: I've always written and produced my own music, so I've always had success. I'm blessed that I didn't have some of the problems most artists have.

    • Keith: Everything I was feeling, all the hurt and the pain and the emotion I was going through, I put into my music.

    • Keith: My strategy has always been to give people just enough of me, then pull back. That way, they'll want more.

    • Keith: You can't stop loving or wanting to love because when its right, it's the best thing in the world. When you're in a relationship and it's good, even if nothing else in your life is right, you feel like your whole world is complete.

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