I'd work all night if I had to. Born and raised the third of five children in New York City's Harlem, Sweat began performing at the age of 14. After he graduated from City College of the City University of New York with a communications degree, Sweat worked his way up from the mailroom to a position as a brokerage assistant in a Wall Street firm. That same year, Sweat released his third offering, Keep It Comin', with the title track as the first single. And I really think that's why people responded to it so strongly.
It was like energy flowing that I wanted to get off my chest. Sweat may not be the most amazing tenor you ever heard, but he has a knack for writing a song and being a crooner. I'll Give All My Love to You sold a million copies in less than two months and ultimately went multiplatinum. Determined to continue his musical pursuits, Sweat decided to sing and record his own songs. I don't know how to explain it, but those dreams seemed so real, I knew they were really premonitions. By 1992, Silk had recorded and released their debut album, Lose Control, produced by Sweat. The lead single taken from the album is 'Test Drive' and features label-mate Joe.
That was the feeling that I had working with Silk. Kelly walked onto the stage and the crowd went into a frenzy. It was a high powered affair. At this point in her career, she deserves all the bells and whistles and so do her fans. They knew it was real.
He spent the rest of his time trying to sell his songs to record companies for other artists to sing. It is easy to forget that they hogged radio for a long time. Brandy had an unusually short set and knowing that she is one of our most powerful and talented singers, I feel cheated, as she sang over instrumentals in the background with no back up singers. . The stand out performance of the evening has to go to Ne-Yo.
Although his professional life was heading in the right direction, Sweat was experiencing trauma in his personal life, following a painful split with his longtime girlfriend. Every spare minute and dollar went toward writing and recording his music. Several critics have noted that on Get Up on It, the singer reached back to the style of his first release, Make It Last Forever. Since 2007, Sweat has been the host of a nationally syndicated radio program based upon the Quiet storm format. The 56 year-old singer danced across the stage to a few high tempo joints right before bringing a surprise guest to the stage. Having accomplished that, he finally quit his day job and devoted all of his energy to making music.
His own style of smooth vocals developed when he played in a band called Jamilah. The recording sessions provided the artist with an outlet for his emotions. As a child, Keith Sweat had a psychic intuition about his success as a singer. In 1991 he split with Vintertainment to sign with their distributor, Elektra Records. The ladies ate it up. It was like doing my first album again. Discography: -Make It Last Forever 1987 -I'll Give All My Love to You 1990 -Keep It Comin' 1991 -Get Up on It 1994 -Keith Sweat 1996 -Still in the Game 1998 -Didn't See Me Coming 2000 -Rebirth 2002 -Just Me 2008 -Ridin' Solo 2010 -Til the Morning 2011.
They performed all of their individually and came together at the end to sing the hits that they have together. I was writing about my life. But, for a time, every door he knocked on seemed to slam right back in his face. Ja Rule and Ashanti brought us back to the time when Murder Inc was in full control of the charts. In 1987 Sweat recorded his debut album, Make It Last Forever--but kept his Wall Street job as a safety net. Around the same time, he discovered Silk, a band from Atlanta, Georgia, that would later become the first act to sign on his own label, Keia Records--named after his daughter. He went on tour with his own live band, playing in 6,000- to 20,000-seat arenas worldwide, with sold-out shows dominating the tour--including two at London's Hammersmith Odeon.
Daley, Tank, Brandy, Ne-Yo, Ja Rule, Ashanti and Keith Sweat provided an enjoyable night under the cloudy north side sky. I would get up in the morning and start looking in my pockets for all the money I'd made from my shows. I felt pressure not only from the expectations of my fans, but also from myself to produce an album that was just as good or better than the first one. I just had a vibe, and it felt good. He submitted a demo tape to Vincent Davis, president of Vintertainment Recordings, who signed him to the label immediately. You couldn't tell me it didn't happen. He freestyled a few things.
Sweat is currently signed to Kedar Records and released his 10th Studio album entitled Ridin' Solo on June 22, 2010. . . . . . .