Thursday, August 12, 2010

Keith Washington

Keith Washington (born on November 15, 1960 in Detroit, Michigan) is an R&B singer from the early 90's.
In 1991, he released his debut album, "Make Time for Love" which peaked at #48 on the Billboard 200 and topped Billboard's R&B Albums chart.
The first single and his biggest hit to date, "Kissing You" peaked at #40 on the Billboard Hot 100 and topped the R&B charts for a week.

The song was memorably featured as background music on the hit ABC soap opera, "General Hospital." It got a Grammy nomination for "Best R&B Male Vocal Performance" and won a Soul Train Music Award for "Best R&B\Soul Single, Male."
The follow-up single from the album "Are You Still in Love With Me" peaked at #15 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 14 weeks.
The third single, the title song peaked at #22 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the charts for 15 weeks.
The last single from the album, "When You Love Somebody" peaked at #26 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 11 weeks.
Also in 1991, Keith recorded a duet with Kylie Minogue called "If You Were With Me Now" which peaked at #4 on the UK Singles chart.

In 1992, he guest-starred on the tv show, "Martin" in the episode, "A Woman With a Past" singing a duet with Tisha Campbell-Martin, singing "The Closer I Get to You." He also had brief roles in "Poetic Justice" as a hairdresser named Dexter and on "General Hospital" as Keith Jasper.
In 1993, Keith released his sophomore album, "You Make it Easy" which peaked at #100 on the Billboard 200 and #15 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart.
The first single from the album, "Stay in My Corner" peaked at #34 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 20 weeks.
The second single, "Believe That" peaked at #30 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 19 weeks.
The last single from the album, "Trippin" peaked at #77 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for only 5 weeks. Keith was also featured on the "Boomerang" movie soundtrack during that same year.
In 1998, 5 years after his sophomore album, Keith released his third album, "KW" which peaked at #125 on the Billboard 200 and #27 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart.

The first single, "Bring it On" peaked at #63 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #22 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart in March of 1998, staying on the chart for 20 weeks.
The follow-up single from the album, "I Love You" featuring singer Chante Moore, peaked at #72 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart in May of 1998, staying on the chart for just 2 weeks.

In 2009, Keith married his girlfriend, Stephanie Grimes and has plans to release a new album, but the release date is unknown.

Currently, Keith hosts the evening slow-jams radio show called "Kisses After Dark" on the Detroit radio station, WDMK-FM 105.9.

To see the music video for "Kissing You," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lI3VTFnSL1w

To see a fan-made video for "When You Love Somebody," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i0Qy94QNnFc

To see a fan-made video for "Make Time for Love," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdSBNr50C2g

To see the music video for "Believe That," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fWw-B_fGk8

To see the music video for "Stay in My Corner," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WvYoCFl9TQQ

To see the music video for "Bring it On," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHYeRMuldVU


[updated on 05\07\12]

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