Warm up with the smooth and soulful music of Keith Sweat this winter! One of Harlem’s R&B greats is coming to Spirit Mountain Casino on Saturday, January 13th and we can’t wait for the show. Tickets are on sale now; purchase yours then kick off a countdown to the performance. We’re gearing up with a look back at the career of our favorite Jack Swing entertainer:
The 1980s: The Pioneer of Jack Swing
Sweat first took the stage as the lead singer of Jamilah, an R&B group based out of Harlem. In 1984, he spread his wings as a solo artist, where he made a name performing in nightclubs across New York City. His rich vocals caught the notice of Vintertainment Records, and he released his debut solo album, Make it Last Forever, in 1987. Hit single “I Want Her” took radio waves by storm, solidifying Sweat as one of the decade’s pioneering Jack Swing artists.
The 1990s: Collaboration and Solo Growth
Sweat’s career in the 1990s followed two pathways: strong collaboration with fellow R&B musicians, and growth as a solo entertainer. Highlights from the decade include:
- Forming LSG, an R&B “supergroup” in collaboration with Gerald Levert and Johnny Gill. The trio released Levert.Sweat.Gill in 1997, a certified double platinum that featured hit single “My Body”
- Working with emerging R&B artists Silk, Kut Klose, and Ol’ Skool to help the groups release debut work
- Releasing Still in the Game, his sixth solo album, which scored the #6 spot on the Billboard 200.
The 2000s: The Soul Lives On
With seventeen albums to his name, Sweat stands out as one of Jack Swing’s most enduring artists. The new millennium has been punctuated with more R&B hits – “One on One” and “Test Drive” among them. Sweat also kicked off The Keith Sweat Hotel, a radio program that showcases the best in R&B music and entertainment.
Singer. Songwriter. Producer. Entertainer. Keith Sweat brings the music, the personality, and the laughs to the stage. Ring in the new year with this special appearance, live at Spirit Mountain Casino!