July 22, 1961 in Harlem
Harlem, United States
Keith Sweat (born Keith Crier on July 22, 1961 in Harlem, New York), is a popular R&B/soul singer, songwriter, record producer and a major contributor to the New jack swing era. Before becoming a recording artist, Sweat worked for the commodities market in the New York Mercantile Exchange. He sang at nightclubs throughout New York City until he was discovered and offered a recording contract with Elektra Records in 1987. Make It Last Forever era: 1985-1993 Sweat started his musical career as a member of a well known Harlem band called "Jamilah" in 1975.