Keith Staten

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Keith Staten
Birth nameKeith Anthony Staten
Born (1964-01-25) January 25, 1964 (age 54)
Detroit, Michigan
OriginOrlando, Florida
GenresCCM, gospel, traditional black gospel, urban contemporary gospel
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter
Instrumentsvocals, singer-songwriter
Years active1990–present
LabelsLection, Glorious, Word, Epic, RiverPhlo
Associated actsCommissioned

Keith Anthony Staten (born January 25, 1964) is an American gospel musician. He started his solo music career, in 1990, with the release of, From the Heart, by Lection Records. This was his breakthrough release upon the Billboard magazine Gospel Albums chart. His subsequent album, No Greater Love, was released in 1995 by Glorious Music, but it failed to chart. The third album, Worship in the House, was released by Word Records in tandem with Epic Records in 1996, and this album charted on the Christian Albums chart. He released, Glory in the House, in 1995 with the aforementioned labels, however this time around it charted on the Gospel Albums chart.

Early life[edit]

Staten was born as Keith Anthony Staten,[1] on January 25, 1964,[2] in the city of Detroit, Michigan, whose father was a pastor.[3]

Music career[edit]

His was the lead vocalist for Commissioned from 1982 until 1990, when he left to pursue his solo career.[3][4] The first solo album, From the Heart, was released on August 21, 1990 by Lection Records,[5] and this album was his breakthrough release upon the Billboard magazine Gospel Albums chart at No. 25.[6] He released, No Greater Love, on March 21, 1995 with Glorious Music,[5] however this album did not place on any charts.[6] His third album, Worship in the House, was released by Word Records alongside Epic Records on November 5, 1996,[5] and this album placed on the Billboard magazine Christian Albums chart at No. 29.[6] The latest album, Glory in the House, was released on April 20, 1999 by the aforementioned record labels,[5] and this time around the album charted on the Gospel Albums chart at No. 17.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Staten has been married to his wife for over 25 years, Marketa, and together they have a mid-twenties aged son, Anthony, which they reside in Orlando, Florida.[3][4]


List of studio albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions[6]
From the Heart 25
No Greater Love
Worship in the House 29
Glory in the House 17


  1. ^ Intelius. "Keith Staten in Orlando, FL". Intelius. Retrieved May 15, 2015.
  2. ^ Family Search (2009). "U.S. Public Records Index". Family Search. 159978089. Retrieved May 15, 2015.
  3. ^ a b c RiverPhlo. "Keith Staten". RiverPhlo. Archived from the original on February 21, 2015. Retrieved May 15, 2015.
  4. ^ a b Myles, Randi (November 4, 2013). "Gospel's Keith Staten Prepares To Release His First Album In Over 10 Years". Praise 102.7. Retrieved May 15, 2015.
  5. ^ a b c d AllMusic. "Keith Staten : Discography". AllMusic. Retrieved May 15, 2015.
  6. ^ a b c d e Billboard. "Keith Staten : Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved May 15, 2015.

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