Keith Sweat (album)

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Keith Sweat
Keith Sweat (album cover).jpg
Studio album by Keith Sweat
Released June 25, 1996
Recorded The Sweat Shop, Deep Sound Studios
Southern Tracks Recordings; Atlanta
Genre R&B, hip hop, soul
Length 48:28
Label Elektra
Producer Keith Sweat, Eric McCaine, William "Billy Bad" Ward, Fitzgerald Scott, H.O.P. Productions, C-Love, Doc, Tizone
Keith Sweat chronology
Get Up On It
(1994)
Keith Sweat
(1996)
Still in the Game
(1998)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau (neither)[2]
Entertainment Weekly C−[3]
Hartford Courant (favorable)[4]
Los Angeles Times 3/4 stars[5]
Vibe (favorable)[6]
USA Today 2.5/4 stars[7]

Keith Sweat is the fifth studio album by American R&B recording artist Keith Sweat. The album was released on June 25, 1996. The single "Twisted" made it to #2 on the Billboard Hot 100, his biggest hit ever on that chart. "Nobody" peaked at #3 on the same chart. Both songs are his final two of six hits to reach number one on the R&B singles chart and gave Sweat two more Top 5 pop hits in eight years since his debut single, "I Want Her."

The album remains the most successful of Sweat's career; it went to the Billboard 200, debuting at number 5; likewise it was the final of five consecutive albums from the artist to reach #1 on the Top R&B Albums chart. The album has occasionally reentered the Billboard 200, with the most recent occurrence being the week of February 19, 2011.[8]

On July 7, 2004, Keith Sweat was certified quadruple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America, for shipments of four million copies in the United States.[9] In 1996, the singles "Twisted" and "Nobody" were both certified platinum by the RIAA, for shipments of one million copies in the US.[9]

Track listing[edit]

Keith Sweat
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Twisted"  
  • Lavonn Battle
  • Athena Cage
  • Tabitha Duncan
  • Eric McCaine
  • Keith Sweat
4:30
2. "Funky Dope Lovin' (featuring Gerald Levert, Aaron Hall & Buddy Banks)"   William "Billy Bad" Ward 4:51
3. "Yumi"  
  • Eric McCaine
  • Keith Sweat
4:21
4. "Whatever You Want"  
  • Fitzgerald Scott
  • Keith Sweat
4:18
5. "Just a Touch"  
  • Steve Arrington
  • Mark Hicks
  • Raye Turner
  • Danny Webster
  • Starleana Young
  • Carter Bradley
  • Floyd Miller
  • Orion Wilhiote
  • Stephen Washington
  • Tom Dozier
  • Thomas Lockett
5:03
6. "Freak with Me"  
  • John Howcott
  • Emanuel Officer
  • Donald Parks
  • Keith Sweat
4:44
7. "Nature's Rising (Interlude)"  
  • Craig Love
  • Keith Sweat
0:55
8. "Come with Me (featuring Ronald Isley)"  
  • Craig Love
  • Fitzgerald Scott
  • Keith Sweat
3:56
9. "In the Mood"  
  • Eric McCaine
  • Keith Sweat
3:45
10. "Show Me the Way (Interlude)"  
  • Allen "Grip" Smith
  • Keith Sweat
2:50
11. "Nobody (featuring Athena Cage)"  
  • Fitzgerald Scott
  • Keith Sweat
4:24
12. "Chocolate Girl"  
  • Keith Sweat
  • Alphonso "Doc" Walker
4:45
Total length:
48:28

Personnel[edit]

  • Keith Sweat — Vocals, Producer, Executive Producer
  • Eric McCaine - Producer, Engineer, Vocals, Programmer, Musician
  • Donald Parks — Producer, Musician, Vocals
  • Emanuel Officer — Producer
  • John Howcott — Producer, Musician
  • Darryl Adams — Vocal Backing
  • Michael Alvord, Karl Heilbron — Engineer
  • Alex Nesmith, J. Bernanski Wall, Karl Heilbron, Neal H. Pogue - Mixing
  • Fitzgerald Scott, William "Billy Bad" Ward, Allen "Grip" Smith - Keyboards, Drum Programming
  • Buddy Banks — Vocals
  • Athena Cage — Vocals, Performer
  • Doc — Producer
  • Traci Hale — Vocal Backing
  • Charlie Singleton - Guitar
  • Aaron Hall — Vocals
  • Ronald Isley — Vocals, Performer
  • Kut Klose — Vocals (background)
  • Gerald Levert — Vocals
  • Lil' Bud — Rap
  • Pretty Russ — Rap
  • Tizone — Producer, Rap
  • Tamica Johnson - Rap
  • Herb Powers - Mastering

Charts[edit]

Chart (1996) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[10] 41
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[11] 4
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[12] 84
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[13] 39
UK Albums (OCC)[14] 36
US Billboard 200[15] 5
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[16] 1

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart Position
1996 "Nobody" Billboard Hot 100 3
Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 1
Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Single Sales 11
"Twisted" Billboard Hot 100 2
Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 1
Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Single Sales 5
1997 "Come With Me" Billboard Hot 100 68
Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 27
"Nobody" Canadian Singles Chart 16
Twisted Canadian Singles Chart 16

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stanley, Leo (August 1, 2003). Keith Sweat - Keith Sweat | AllMusic: Review. Allmusic. Retrieved on 2011-04-18.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (1996). Robert Christgau: CG: Keith Sweat. The Village Voice. Robert Christgau. Retrieved on 2011-04-18.
  3. ^ Eddy, Chuck (July 19, 1996). Keith Sweat | Music | EW.com. Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved on 2011-04-18.
  4. ^ Catlin, Robert (July 11, 1996). Album Review -- Keith Sweat -- Keith Sweat - Hartford Courant. Hartford Courant. Retrieved on 2011-04-18.
  5. ^ Johnson, Connie (December 8, 1996). Making a list? Checking it twice? Here are some guidelines to keep befuddled spouses, parents of teenagers and others on the right track. - Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles Times. Retrieved on 2011-04-18.
  6. ^ Meyer, Rudi (August 1996). "Keith Sweat, 'Keith Sweat' (Elektra)". The Washington Post (Vibe Media Group) 4 (6): 135. Retrieved 2011-04-18. 
  7. ^ Jones, Steve (July 2, 1996). "Bryan Adams regresses; Dylan is redone -- with strings". USA Today (Gannett Company): 7.D. Retrieved 2011-04-18. 
  8. ^ "Music Albums, Top 200 Albums & Music Album Charts" (in Dutch). Billboard.com. Retrieved 2012-02-26. 
  9. ^ a b RIAA - Gold & Platinum: Keith Sweat. Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved on 2011-04-18.
  10. ^ "Keith Sweat – Keith Sweat". Australiancharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved November 4, 2013.
  11. ^ "Keith Sweat – Keith Sweat" (in Dutch). Dutchcharts.nl. Hung Medien. Retrieved November 4, 2013.
  12. ^ "Longplay-Chartverfolgung at Musicline" (in German). Musicline.de. Phononet GmbH. Retrieved November 4, 2013.
  13. ^ "Keith Sweat – Keith Sweat". Charts.org.nz. Hung Medien. Retrieved November 4, 2013.
  14. ^ "Keith Sweat | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart Retrieved November 4, 2013.
  15. ^ "Keith Sweat Album & Song Chart History" Billboard 200 for Keith Sweat. Retrieved November 4, 2013.
  16. ^ "Keith Sweat Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums for Keith Sweat. Retrieved November 4, 2013.

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