Keith Sweat (born July 22, 1961) is an American R&B and soul, singer-songwriter, record producer, actor, radio personality, and an innovator of New Jack Swing.
Keith Sweat was born in Harlem, New York to Juanita Sweat, a hairdresser, and Charles Crier (died 1973), a factory worker. Juanita raised their five children alone after Crier's death. He worked as a night stock boy at Macy's and then a mailroom clerk at Paine Webber.
In just four years he worked his way up to a lucrative brokerage assistant job on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Sweat worked for the commodities market in the New York Mercantile Exchange. Sweat sang at nightclubs throughout New York City until he was discovered and offered a recording contract with Elektra Records in 1987.
He has three daughters. He named his record label, Keia Entertainment, after his younger daughter. From 1992 until 2002, he was married to Real Housewives of Atlanta co-star Lisa Wu Hartwell. With her, he had two sons Jordan (b. 1995) and Justin (b. 1998)...
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