The group originally formed in 1978 and broke into the music scene in the 1980’s. They are known for the hit songs “Candy Girl”, “Mr. Telephone Man” and “Cool It Now.” Between the highly successful solo careers of members Bobby Brown, Ralph Trevsant, and Johnny Gill- along with the phenomenal success of New Edition offshoot, Bell-Biv-DeVoe (best known for their 4-times platinum crossover hit, “Poison”), New Edition was more than a band-- they were a movement, racking up over 30 million records sold.
With their record-shattering catalogue of hits, New Edition remains one of the most influential touring groups of all time, having pioneered the Boy Band craze and created a classic sound and style that has changed the landscape of popular music.
Keith Sweat (born in Harlem, New York), is an R&B and soul singer. Sweat once worked an ordinary 9-to-5 job for the commodities market in the New York Stock Exchange. He sang at nightclubs until he was discovered in 1987. On November 25, 1987, Sweat released his debut album Make It Last Forever, which sold four million copies. The biggest hit from this album was I Want Her.
Sweat continued to chart well with his sophomore album I'll Give All My Love To You, which hit 3 on the Billboard 200 chart, and Keep It Comin debuted in the Top 20 of the album chart. Sweat released his fourth album Get Up On It in the summer of 1994. He followed with Keith Sweat, his self-titled fifth album, in 1996, which hit 5 on the Billboard 200. The single Twisted hit number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100, and Nobody hit number 3.
In 1992, Sweat discovered the group Silk, and helped craft their debut album, Lose Control, which hit 7 on the Billboard 200 album chart. The album's single Freak Me hit the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 on May 1, 1993. In 1995, Sweat discovered the Atlanta based female R&B group Kut Klose. Sweat also produced the group's debut album Surrender, which produced the hit single I Like, peaking at number 8 on Billboard's "Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles".
Sweat also formed the R&B supergroup LSG with Gerald Levert and Johnny Gill, and released their self-titled debut Levert.Sweat.Gill in 1997. That album featured the hit My Body, which became a huge hit single. Keith Sweat has produced songs for artists such as Men At Large (Don't Cry) Dru Hill (Love's Train, Share My World) Immature (Extra, Extra) Ol Skool - (Am I Dreaming (feat. Xscape)), The Isley Brothers (Slow Is The Way) and The O'Jays ft Keith Sweat (Baby You Know).