Keith Sweat" (born in Harlem, New York), is an R&B and soul singer. Sweat once worked an ordinary 9-to-5 job for the commodities market in the New York Stock Exchange. He sang at nightclubs until he was discovered in 1987. On November 25, 1987, Sweat released his debut album Make It Last Forever, which sold four million copies. The biggest hit from this album was "I Want Her" (1 R&B/5 Pop), and the title track from the album was hit 2 on the R&B charts. Sweat continued to chart fairly well with his sophomore album I'll Give All My Love To You, which hit 3 on the Billboard 200 chart, and Keep It Comin debuted in the Top 20 of the album chart. Sweat released his fourth album Get Up On It in the summer of 1994. He followed with Keith Sweat, his self-titled fifth album, in 1996, which hit 5 on the Billboard 200. The single "Twisted" hit 2 on the Billboard Hot 100, and "Nobody" hit 3.
In 1992, Sweat discovered the group Silk, and helped craft their debut album, Lose Control, which hit 7 on the Billboard 200 album chart. The album's single "Freak Me" hit 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 on May 1, 1993. In 1995, Sweat discovered the Atlanta based female R&B group Kut Klose. Sweat also produced the group's debut album Surrender, which produced the hit single "I Like", peaking to 8 on Billboard's "Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles". Sweat also formed the R&B supergroup LSG with Gerald Levert and Johnny Gill, and released their self-titled debut Levert.Sweat.Gill in 1997. That album featured the hit "My Body", which became a huge hit single. Keith Sweat has produced song for artists such as Men At Large - Don't Cry, Dru Hill - Love's Train, Dru Hill - Share My World, Immature - Extra, Extra, Ol Skool - Am I Dreaming (feat. Xscape), The Isley Brothers - Slow Is The Way, The O'Jays ft. Keith Sweat - Baby You Know
Before there was Destiny's Child, the hottest trio of R&B singers were SWV. These Sisters with Voices churned out R&B hit after hit and sold over ten million records in the process. After disbanding in the late '90s, they recently reunited and are back on the road. Their fifth studio album will be released in 2011 and an extensive SWV tour is expected to follow. Stay on top of SWV tour dates as they are scheduled in your area; Use Eventful as your source for SWV tour dates and venue information.
SWV formed in 1992 with three childhood friends, Cheryl Gamble, Tamara Johnson, and Leanne Lyons. After sending Teddy Riley a five track demo, they earned a recording contract with RCA Records who helped produce their debut album. Released in 1992, It's About Time, featured five hit singles including the #1 single "Weak", and earned SWV a nomination for Best New Artist at the 1994 Grammy Awards. The album was certified triple-Platinum and SWV was the flyest R&B group on the soul scene. They followed up with their sophomore album, New Beginning, which was equally formidable. Their third album, Release Some Tension, was released in 1997 and featured collabos with Puff Daddy, Missy Elliot, and Snoop Dogg. After releasing a Christmas album in 1997, the girls disbanded and focused on side projects.
In 2005, the girls announced a plan to reunite and release new material. Since then SWV tour dates and concert performances have been scheduled periodically. They have performed at the 2008 BET Awards and in 2010 at the Mo'Nique Show. They signed a record deal in 2011 and have been busy working on their comeback album. SWV tour dates are scheduled periodically throughout 2011. Stay on top of the SWV concert schedule and use Eventful for locally scheduled SWV tour dates.