Keith Sweat was bornon 22 July 1961 in Harlem, New York City, United States, American. Keith Sweat began his musical career as the lead singer of the band ‘Jamilah’. He later received phenomenal success as a solo-artist and his albums and singles peaked at the number one position on R&B and Billboard charts. He is one of the earliest practitioners of the ‘New Jack Swing’ style of music, an innovative blend of soul singing and hip-hop beats. Known for his distinctive ‘whining’ vocal style, Sweat has established himself as one of the most successful male R&B/soul singers not only in America but also in other parts of the world. He is a veteran of contemporary R&B music and has effortlessly presided over a musical style that has continuously evolved, since the release of his triple platinum certified album ‘Make It Last Forever’. He has always been innovative in his music and has incorporated many modern variations like the use of the ‘swingbeat’ but has never steered from the use of traditional soul base.
On June 22, 2010 his tenth studio album titled ‘Ridin Solo’ was released by Kedar Records
His ninth studio album titled ‘Just me’ released in 2008
On August 13, 2002, his eighth album ‘Rebirth’ was released
By 2000, his fame began to wane and his albums no longer topped the charts
In 1998, his sixth album ‘Still in the Game’ was released - the songs from the album ‘Come and Get with Me’ peaked on the U
His hit single ‘Twisted’ from the 1996 self-titled album peaked at the number one position on the U
In 1994, his fourth album titled ‘Get Up on It’ was released
In 1992, he married Lisa Wu-Hartwell and the couple had two sons
In 1991, his third album ‘keep It Comin’ was released and it featured the songs ‘Why Me Baby’ and the title track ‘Keep It Comin'
In 1990, he topped the charts again with his second album ‘I’ll Give All My Love to You’, which boosted his fan following
Released in 1987, his debut album ‘Make It Last Forever’ peaked at the number one position on the ‘Top R&B Albums’ chart for three weeks
In 1984, he left ‘Jamilah’ in order to begin a solo career and subsequently sang at various nightclubs in New York
In 1975, he began his career in music as a member of the Harlem based band called the ‘Jamilah’