Premiere Networks announced today it has renewed and extended its partnership with national radio host and R&B legend Keith Sweat. Specific terms of the long-term, multi-platform agreement were not announced.
Sweat will continue to host The Sweat Hotel, the #1 nationally-syndicated R&B nighttime radio show, which can be heard by nearly three million monthly listeners on more than 60 stations in major markets, including Chicago, Philadelphia, Detroit, Tampa, St. Louis, Las Vegas, Norfolk and New Orleans, in addition to iHeartRadio.
“Thank you to Premiere Networks and iHeartRadio for giving me this incredible platform – you believed in ‘The Sweat Hotel’ from the beginning and helped make it the success that it is today,” said Sweat. “I’m grateful for our continued partnership and I look forward to growing and expanding our audience into the future. I also want to give a special thanks to Julie Talbott, Martin Melius, Doc Wynter and Derrick Corbett.”
“Keith Sweat’s name is synonymous with R&B,” said Julie Talbott, President of Premiere Networks. “His unparalleled connection to the music, the artists and listeners has been the driving force behind our successful partnership for the last 13 years. We couldn’t be happier to extend our relationship for years to come.”
Heard Sundays through Fridays from 7 p.m. to midnight in all time zones, in addition to iHeartRadio, Sweat brings his quiet storm of love talk and R&B slow jams to listeners nationwide as host of The Sweat Hotel. Broadcasting live from Atlanta, he welcomes special guests and features in-studio musical performances, while also encouraging fans to call in with their confessions, apologies and dedications. Fans also connect with the program on social media and https://thesweathotel.iheart.com/.
In May 2020, Sweat launched a live, weekly R&B music concert series to celebrate Black Music Month. Millions of people tuned in “Keith Sweat Presents Sweat Hotel LIVE,” which was made available on The Sweat Hotel and KSweatLive.com. Due to its success, the series was extended through the month of June. Among the artists who participated were 112, NEXT, Brian McKnight, Pretty Ricky, Bobby V., Lloyd, Silk, Carl Thomas, Dave Hollister, Case, Tank, Raheem DeVaughn, Silk, and Musiq Soulchild.
Sweat is considered one of the Godfathers of R&B. In November 1987, he released his debut album, Make It Last Forever, and it skyrocketed towards the top of both R&B and pop charts to sell over three million copies. Over his career, the R&B icon he has released 13 solo albums with songs like “Nobody,” “Twisted” and “Freak Me” reaching the top of the Billboard charts. In 2007, Sweat began hosting his national radio show, and he continues to tour and perform on stages across the U.S. He recently completed two residencies at the Flamingo Las Vegas Hotel and Casino to rave reviews Sweat is also the author of Make it Last Forever: The Dos and Don’ts in which he shares tools for couples to build and maintain strong, long-lasting relationships. For more information, please visit keithsweat.com.