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Keith Sweat – Bio, Age, Height, Nationality, Net Worth, Facts

Keith Sweat is a popular multi-talented singer, songwriter, and record producer from the United States. Keith Sweat is best known for hit songs that include “Nobody,” “I Want Her,” and “Make It Last Forever.” Meanwhile, he is also credited as being one of the first performers in the musical genre called New Jack Swing which was popular in the late 1980s.

Early Life

Keith Sweat was born on the 22nd of July 1961, in Harlem, New York City, New York, the United States of America. According to his date of birth, he is 61 years old and has a birth sign of Cancer. Meanwhile, he has a belief in Christianity religion while he belongs to the African-American ethnicity.

He was born to his parents Charles Sweat (father) and Juanita Sweat (mother). Professionally, his father was a factory worker while his mother was a hairdresser. He was raised with 4 siblings by his mother Juanita after Charles passing in 1973.

He grew up in Harlem and had already performed at several nightclubs in and around New York City by the age of 14. Throughout his adolescent and late teenage years, he balanced his life between school and singing and performing at various venues throughout New York City.

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Caption: Keith Sweat with his mother (Source: AmoMama)

In terms of his academic qualification, he  graduated from the City College of New York with a BS degree in ‘communications.’

Professional Career

After completing his graduation, Keith Sweat worked for a brief period as a successful brokerage assistant in a Wall Street firm. Despite a successful career on Wall Street, he chose to pursue his passion for music by writing songs and submitting them to various record labels.

He began his musical career as a member of the Harlem-based band ‘Jamilah’ in 1975. Moreover, he performed in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut as the band’s lead singer.

Began solo career

He left ‘Jamilah’ in 1984 to pursue a solo career, and subsequently sang at various New York nightclubs. Later, he was quickly noticed and given the opportunity to record an independent album for ‘Stadium Records’. He recorded “My Mind Is Made Up” for ‘Stadium Records’ and he was also credited as the co-writer and co-producer of “You Are the One for Me.”

His debut solo album “Make It Last Forever” was released on November 25, 1987. It was a huge success, with “I Want Her” being the album’s biggest hit. He topped the charts again in 1990 with his second album, “I’ll Give All My Love to You,” which increased his fan base.

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Caption: Keith Sweat performing in the concert (Source: Austin American-Statesman)

His third album, “Keep It Comin,” was released in 1991 and included the song ‘Why Me Baby’ and the title track. His fourth studio album, ‘Get Up on It,’ was released in 1994. ‘How Do You Like It,’ the title track, and ‘When I Give My Love’ were among the album’s singles. His self-titled album was released on June 25, 1996, and featured the hit singles “Twisted” and “Nobody.” The single ‘Twisted’ was one of the year’s biggest hits.

In the year 1998, he released his sixth album “Still in the Game.” The album song ‘Come and Get with Me’ peaked on the U.S. charts. After a year, he released the song ‘I’m Not Ready,’ which was an instant hit.

By the year 2000, his fame had begun to fade, and his albums were no longer topping the charts. By the time he released his seventh album, “Didn’t See Me Coming,” his singles were struggling to even crack the top forty.

2002 to present career

On August 13, 2002, his eighth studio album “Rebirth” was released. When compared to his previous albums, the album did not perform well and saw a significant drop in sales. His ninth studio album, titled “Just Me,” was released in 2008. It was a moderate success, and its first single ‘Love You Better’ was played on the ‘Urban Radio Station’ a year before the album’s release. Kedar Records released his tenth studio album titled ‘Ridin Solo’ on June 22, 2010.

Sweat also hosts a nationally syndicated radio show called “The Sweat Hotel,” which is produced and distributed to urban adult contemporary and classic soul radio stations across the United States by Premiere Networks, a subsidiary of iHeartMedia, Inc.


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Caption: Keith Sweat wins the 2013 Soul Train Lifetime Achievement Award (Source: Pinterest)

As a popular singer and working for several years in the musical industry, he has won a couple of awards and recognitions. In 1997, he won the Favorite Male R&B/Soul Artist. Later, he won the 2013 Soul Train Lifetime Achievement Award. Likewise, he has been nominated for ‘Favorite R&B/Soul Male Artist’ (1991), Favorite R&B/Soul Album for Keith Sweat (1997), and Favorite Male R&B/Soul Artist (1998).

Keith Sweat – Net Worth 2023

As an R&B and soul singer, songwriter, record producer, and radio host, his net worth is estimated at around $250 thousand while his salary and income are still missing.

Relationship Status

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Caption: Keith Sweat with his kids (Source: Pinterest)

Moving on to his personal life, Keith Sweat is a divorced man. He was married to The Real Housewives of Atlanta star, Lisa Wu-Hartwell in 1992. With the marriage, the couple has two kids named Jordan and Justin.

However, the marriage did not last long and the couple divorced in 2002. And Keith got full custody of both the children. Meanwhile, he has three daughters, one with Tracy J. In addition, he also has a son named Joshua. However, this R&B singer is successful in keeping himself far from these rumours and controversies.

Body Measurements

Keith stands 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs around 72 kg. Moreover, he has black hair with light brown eyes in colour. Besides this, there is no other information available regarding his dress size, waist size, and others.

Keith Sweat – Social Media

On his Instagram page ‘@keithsweat’ there are over 535k followers. Likewise, there are over 147.8k followers on his Twitter page ‘@OGKeithSweat’ and over 4.1 million followers on his Facebook page. Additionally, he has a self-titled YouTube, there are over 860k subscribers on his YouTube channel.



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