Lisa Keith (born Lisa Carlson) was a pop singer who is well known as a backup singer for artists such as Karyn White, Alexander O'Neal, Janet Jackson, the S.O.S. Band, and New Edition during the 80's and 90's. Lisa also wrote songs for Nona Hendryx and New Edition.
In 1987, Lisa was featured on Herb Alpert's song, "Making Love in the Rain" along with Janet Jackson. The song was a moderate pop hit, peaking at #35 on the Billboard Hot 100, #21 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart, and #7 on Billboard's R&B chart.
In 1992, Lisa was featured on MC Lyte's song, "Ice Cream Dream" which managed to peak at #11 on Billboard's Hot Rap Singles chart. The song was featured on the "Mo Money" movie soundtrack.
In August 1993, Lisa released her debut album, "Walkin' in the Sun" which didn't chart at all on the Billboard 200.
Lisa's first single, "Better Than You" became her biggest hit to date, peaking at #36 on the Billboard Hot 100, #29 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart, and #12 on Billboard's Top 40 Mainstream chart.
The second single, "I'm in Love" wasn't as successful as Lisa's previous single, peaking only at #84 on the Billboard Hot 100. Another single, "Love is Alive and Well" was released, but flopped on the charts.
After that, not much had been heard from Lisa and she married Spencer Bernard, who is also a musician. Today, Lisa is back in the music scene with a new project in Minneapolis called "Lisa Keith and Good City Soul."
To see the music video for "Better Than You," go to:
To see the music video for "Love is Alive and Well," go to:
Here are two bonus videos:
To see a video of Lisa Keith's EPK, go to:
To see a fan-made video for "Making Love in the Rain" (with Herb Alpert & Janet Jackson), go to: