Keith Sweat, legendary R&B singer, music producer and songwriter, is host of the nationally syndicated radio program The Keith Sweat Hotel. Heard Sundays through Fridays from 7 p.m. to midnight in all time zones, Sweat brings his quiet storm of R&B and slow jamz to listeners nationwide. Broadcasting live from Atlanta, he welcomes special guests and features live in-studio musical performances, while also encouraging fans to call in with their confessions, apologies and dedications. The Keith Sweat Hotel is the #1 nationally syndicated Urban AC evening radio show (Source: Arbitron, SP’11, Nationwide, Exact Times, AQH, P 12+). In 2010, Keith also became host of The Quiet Storm on 107.5 WBLS-FM in New York, airing Monday through Friday from 7 p.m. – midnight ET.
Born in Harlem, New York, Sweat originally worked for the commodities market at the New York Stock Exchange before he was discovered singing at a nightclub in 1987. In November of the same year, he released his debut album, Make It Last Forever, which sold four million copies. On the R&B charts, I Want Her hit #1 and the title track hit #2. His next album, I’ll Give All My Love To You, hit #3 on the Billboard 200 chart, and Keep It Comin’ debuted in the Top 20 on the album charts. Sweat released his fourth album Get Up On It in the summer of 1994 and followed with Keith Sweat in 1996, his self-titled fifth album which hit #5 on the Billboard 200. The single Twisted hit #2 on the Billboard Hot 100, and Nobody hit #3. In 2008, Sweat released Just Me, and in 2010, he released Ridin’ Solo. His latest album, Til’ the Morning, is scheduled for release in November 2011.
After much success as a recording artist, Sweat ventured into the producing side of the business. 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 then helped form his own super R&B group with Gerald Levert and Johnny Gill called LSG, in 1997.
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.
In February 2007, Sweat signed a deal with Premiere Radio Networks, the leading audio network in the U.S., to nationally syndicate The Keith Sweat Hotel. The program is currently heard on nearly 50 stations nationwide.
One of Sweat’s latest projects is the Dru Hill reality show, Keith Sweat’s Platinum House, which is shot as his home and studio in Atlanta, and airs on Centric Television. Keith is also working on a relationship book titled Make It Last Forever: The Do’s and the Don’ts, which is scheduled to be released in 2012.
A renowned performer, recording artist, producer and father of four, Keith Sweat has over two decades in the soul business.