Keith Sweat, legendary R&B singer, music producer and songwriter, is host of the nationally syndicated radio program The Sweat Hotel. Heard Sunday through Thursday from 7 p.m. to midnight, 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 Sweat Hotel is the #1 nationally syndicated Urban AC evening radio show (Source: Arbitron, SP’11, Nationwide, Exact Times, AQH, P 12+).
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 more than three 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 and gained quadruple platinum status. The single “Twisted” hit #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and “Nobody” hit #3. In 2008, Sweat released Just Me, followed by Ridin’ Solo in 2010. His latest album, Til’ the Morning, was released November, 8, 2011 via eOne Music, and the title track was the #1 most added on Urban AC radio the week of release. The R&B and pop icon has delivered five straight #1 albums and sold more than 25 million records.
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 repeated that success for R&B group, Kut Klose. Sweat then helped form his own super R&B group, LSG, with Gerald Levert and Johnny Gill in 1997. LSG released two albums that sold more than three million units and singles.
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 Networks, the leading audio network in the U.S., to nationally syndicate The Sweat Hotel. The program is currently heard on nearly 50 stations nationwide and celebrated its five-year anniversary in 2012.
A renowned performer, recording artist, producer, Georgia Music Hall of Famer and father of four, Keith Sweat has more than two decades in the soul business.