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A Billboard® chart-topping recording artist, performer and founding influence on the New Jack Swing style, Keith Sweat brings his commanding stage presence and soulful music to audiences worldwide.
After being discovered while singing in New York City nightclubs, Sweat released his debut album, Make It Last Forever. An album that sold four million copies and gave Sweat two classic R&B hits, "I Want Her" and the title track, “Make it Last Forever.”
Sweat continued to chart with his sophomore album, I'll Give All My Love To You, which hit number three on the Billboard 200 chart, and his next album, Keep It Comin debuted in the top twenty of the album charts. Not stopping there, Get Up On It was released in the summer of 1994 and Sweat quickly followed up with 1996’s, Keith Sweat, his self-titled fifth album, which shot to number five on the Billboard 200, propelled by the singles, "Twisted" and "Nobody.”
As an artist and producer, Sweat has applied his musical talent and influence throughout the R&B music scene. In 1992, he discovered the group Silk and produced their debut album which resulted in a #1 hit, “Freak Me.” In 1995, he did the same for R&B group, Kut Klose. Sweat also formed the R&B super group LSG with Gerald Levert and Johnny Gill, releasing their album Levert.Sweat.Gill in 1997, featuring the hit, “My Body.” LSG’s two albums sold more than three million units and singles.
In addition, Sweat has produced numerous songs, such as: Men At Large’s “Don’t Cry,” Dru Hill’s “Love’s Train” and “Share My World,” Immature’s “Extra, Extra,” Ol’ Skool’s “Am I Dreaming,” The Isley Brothers’ “Slow Is The Way,” The O’Jays’ “Baby You Know (featuring Keith Sweat),” and many more.
Most recently, Sweat’s 2011 album, Til the Morning reached number eight on the Billboard R&B charts and he hosts a syndicated radio program called The Sweat Hotel, bringing his quiet storm of R&B and slow jamz to listeners nationwide. The Sweat Hotel is the number-one nationally syndicated Urban AC evening radio show.
Sweat also wrote a relationship book titled Make It Last Forever: The Do’s and the Don’ts, which was released in 2012.
For over twenty years, Sweat’s R&B and soul hits have been an influential part of people’s most intimate moments. Says Sweat, “You can’t stop loving or wanting to love because when it’s right, it’s the best thing in the world…even if nothing else in your life is right, you feel like your whole world is complete.”