Keith Washington

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Keith Washington
Keith Washington
Keith Washington
Background information
Birth nameKeith Douglas Washington
Born (1960-11-15) November 15, 1960 (age 60)
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.[1]
GenresR&B, soul, jazz
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter, producer, actor
Years active1990–present
LabelsQwest Records
MCA Records
Associated actsChanté Moore, Kylie Minogue
Gerald Levert, Marc Gordon
Miki Howard

Keith Douglas Washington (born November 15, 1960)[2][1] is an American R&B vocalist from Detroit who recorded the hit single "Kissing You" in 1991.[1] The song was also used as background music for the ABC television soap opera General Hospital.[3] "Kissing You" was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best R&B Vocal Performance Male and won a 1992 Soul Train Music Award for Best R&B/Soul Single – Male. The song also topped the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart for one week. Washington is best known for his debut album Make Time for Love.


Washington recorded a duet with Kylie Minogue, their co-composition "If You Were with Me Now" in 1991 (on PWL Records) which reached number 4 in the UK Singles Chart and number 23 in Minogue's native Australia.

Washington branched out in a few acting roles. He starred as himself on the series Martin in an episode called "A Woman with a Past" singing a duet with Tisha Campbell-Martin entitled "The Closer I Get to You" a classic ballad performed and made famous in 1978 by Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway. In addition, Keith had a brief role in the TV soap opera General Hospital as Keith Jasper. He also had a brief role in John Singleton's Poetic Justice, starring Janet Jackson, as a hairdresser named Dexter.[4]

Washington's first marriage to Marsha Jenkins ended in divorce and resulted in her writing a tell-all book titled The Other Side of Through, which is a fictional[further explanation needed] account based on Jenkins' marriage to Washington and her experiences with the singer's marital infidelities. In June 2009, Washington married his longtime girlfriend, Stephanie Grimes, who is general sales manager for WGPR-FM 107.5 in Detroit. He also revealed his plans to release a new album.[5] Washington has since branched out into radio himself, as he now hosts the nighttime "Slow Jams" show "Kisses After Dark" on Detroit radio station WDMK-FM 105.9 (Kiss-FM).



Year Album details Chart positions Certifications

1991 Make Time for Love
48 1
1993 You Make It Easy
  • Released: September 21, 1993
  • Label: Qwest / Warner Bros.
100 15
1998 kw
  • Released: March 10, 1998
  • Label: Silas / MCA
125 27


Year Title Chart positions Album
U.S. Hot 100
U.S. R&B
1991 "Kissing You" 40 1 - - Make Time for Love
"Are You Still in Love with Me" - 15 - -
"If You Were with Me Now" (duet with Kylie Minogue) (non-US) - - 23 4 Let's Get to It
1992 "Make Time for Love" - 22 - - Make Time for Love
"When You Love Somebody" - 26 - -
1993 "Stay in My Corner" (US promo only) - 34 - - You Make It Easy
1994 "Believe That" (US promo only) - 30 - -
"Trippin'" (US promo only) - 77 - -
1998 "Bring It On" 63 22 - - KW
"I Love You" (duet with Chanté Moore) (US promo only) - - - -
"I Don't Mind" (US promo only) - - - -
2012 "Thinkin 'Bout You" - - - -
"-" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released.


  1. ^ a b c "Keith Washington Page". Retrieved January 9, 2021.
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  3. ^ Wynn, Ron. "Artist Biography". AllMusic.
  4. ^ "Keith Washington Filmography". IMDb.
  5. ^ "Ciara & Rick Ross Get Cover Fab+Other Ish". June 22, 2009. Archived from the original on June 26, 2009. Retrieved July 3, 2009.
  6. ^ a b "Keith Washington - Awards". AllMusic. Archived from the original on November 1, 2013. Retrieved July 19, 2013.
  7. ^ "Keith Washington - US Hot 100". Billboard. Archived from the original on April 7, 2016. Retrieved December 11, 2015.
  8. ^ "Keith Washington Top Songs / Chart Singles Discography". Music VF. Retrieved January 9, 2021.
  9. ^ Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988–2010 (pdf ed.). Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing.
  10. ^ "KYLIE MINOGUE & KEITH WASHINGTON - full Official Chart History". Official Charts Company. Retrieved December 11, 2015.

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