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About Keith Sweat
Coming straight out of Harlem, romantic soul man Keith Sweat has been laying down the good loving grooves since he first emerged on the scene with the landmark disc Make It Last Forever. In addition to mega singles including the smooth title track and "I Want Her," the former Wall Street broker helped to usher in the new jack swing musical movement with producer Teddy Riley.
Appealing to the ladies as well as the fellas, Sweat was one of the first R&B artists to combine a lover man vibe with street edge hip-hop. While Make It Last Forever went triple-platinum, this was only the beginning of a career that would stretch two decades.
"I've been blessed to be able to do what I love for over twenty years," says Sweat.
Sweat also formed the R&B super group LSG with Gerald Levert and Johnny Gill, and released their debut Levert.Sweat.Gill in 1997. Featured "My Body", which became a hit single, the album was certified double platinum and reached #4 on the U.S. Billboard 200.
With the release of Sweat's ninth solo project Ridin' Solo, the brown-skinned Romeo once again takes the reins and shows his R&B sons just how it's done. "My fans have been loyal and I am always trying to give them something extra," says Sweat.
Indeed, the first single "Test Drive," a grown man duet with soul sensation Joe, is a fantastic surprise. "Joe and I have been talking about working together for years, but now that we are label mates at Kedar Entertainment, it just made it that much easier."
Besides Keith's obvious talent as a singer, many might not realize that he is also an accomplished record producer (Dru Hill, The O'Jays, Silk) songwriter, television producer, talent scout, celebrity radio host and businessperson. One of Sweat's most anticipated projects is the upcoming Dru Hill reality show Keith Sweat's Platinum House, which was shot at a house and studio in Atlanta. The program is scheduled to preview this summer on Centric Television on June 28th. "I've been working with Dru Hill since their first album, but as any group will, they've had their share of joys and pains," says Keith. "I thought we could kill two birds with one stone if we filmed them in the studio (The Sweat Box) and the drama that happens between them even when they are not. Those guys are just good television."
Besides touring and recording, Keith Sweat has been a radio personality since 2007. Somehow finding the time to do two radio shows, which include nationally syndicated program The Keith Sweat Hotel and New York's own Quiet Storm on WBLS, he is on-air everyday 7pm to 12Midnight on 46 stations, with over 7 million listeners daily.
With over two decades in the soul business, Keith Sweat looks forward the release of Ridin' Solo. "Longevity means everything to me," Sweat states. "I'm proud to still make records that mean something to the hardcore fans."