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Keith Washington: 12 Interesting Facts About The 90s Singer


Keith Washington is an American R&B singer/songwriter who has a net worth of $500 thousand. Born in the 60s he would go on to become an American R&B vocalist from Detroit Michigan who scored a hit single in the United States in 1991 with Kissing You. The best selling tune was also used as background music for an episode of soap opera General Hospital on ABC. Kissing You was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best R&B Vocal Performance Male. It even 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. Here are some interesting facts you may not have known about Keith Washington especially if his music seems a bit dated to you:

Keith Washington: 12 Interesting Facts You Didn't Know

  • Early Life:

Keith Washington was born on November 15, 1960, in Detroit, Michigan. Keith Washington will be turning 60 in only 95 days from today.

  • The 90's:

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He was one of the up-and-coming ballad vocalists in the '90s urban contemporary generation. Keith first enjoyed stardom with his US hit single "Kissing You", which is part of his 1991 LP "Make Time for Love". This breakthrough track not only hit the charts, but it also could be heard as background music for an episode of soap opera General Hospital on ABC.

  • Winning Grammys:

What's more, "Kissing You" earned Keith 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.

  • Successful Collabs:

The success that he reached resulted in duets with well established singers like Kylie Minogue, as well as a few acting roles in such TV series as Martin, General Hospital and Poetic Justice. He released his follow-up LP, You Make It Easy, in 1993.

He also collaborated with Chanté Moore, Gerald Levert, and Miki Howard.

  • Radio:

After a lengthy hiatus and recovering from his divorce, he resurfaced in 1998 with KW. Since then, Keith Washington had branched out into radio and he can be currently heard hosting the nighttime "slow jams" show "Kisses After Dark" on Detroit radio station WDMK-FM 105.9 (Kiss-FM).

  • Genres:

Keith Washington is known for a variety of different music genres. Keith Washington is best known for his style in Contemporary R&B, Jazz and Soul music.

  • Personal Life:

As for his personal life, 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 fictionalaccount based on Jenkins' marriage to Washington and her experiences with the singer's marital cheating issues.

In June 2009, Keith 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 at that time.

  • Acting:

Washington branched out in a few acting roles. He was first cast 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". The song was well known to musicians as a classic ballad performed and made famous in 1978 by Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway.

Later the singer had a brief role in the TV soap opera General Hospital as Keith Jasper.

Keith also had a small role in John Singleton's Poetic Justice, starring Janet Jackson, as a hairdresser named Dexter.

  • How old is Keith Washington?

Keith Washington is 59 years old.

  • What is Keith Washington's zodiac sign and horoscope?

Keith Washington's zodiac sign is Scorpio.

  • Is Keith Washington still alive? Are there any death rumors?

Yes, according to our best knowledge, Keith Washington is still alive. As of 2020, we are unaware of any death rumors. However, we don't know much about Keith Washington's health situation either.

  • Who are similar musical artists to Keith Washington?

Bliss Blood, Kumar (musician), Mary Margaret OHara, Fred Lavery and Samuel Larsen are musicians from another era that are similar to Keith Washington's style of music.

Hope you've enjoyed this quick biography of the African American singer Keith Washington.

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Candice Burns

Candice Burns - Candice Burns has worked in the real estate industry for a long time. She understands the importance of a home for long-term happiness and has dedicated her career to placing people in the home of their dreams. Candice's passions for helping others during difficult times and a strong interest in high-end, luxury homes drove her to explore real estate. She's been in the real estate business for ten years and has helped over 3,500 people find homes during that period. She earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Los Angeles. She's worked with some of Los Angeles' most prestigious real estate firms.

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