Keith Washington Birthday & Fun Facts

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Shalini Moorthi
Feb 08, 2024 By Shalini Moorthi
Originally Published on Feb 16, 2023
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Keith Washington is a popular American singer.
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About Keith Washington

Keith Washington is an American R&B singer, songwriter, vocalist, actor, and producer.

Keith Washington was born on November 15, 1960, in Michigan, United States of America. His birth name is Keith Douglas Washington.

Keith Washington carved his niche as a singer with his single 'Kissing You' in 1991, which became an immediate hit single. With this song, he brought a Grammy award home. His studio albums are 'Make Time For Love' (1991), 'You Make It Easy' (1993), and 'KW' (1998). He played cameo roles in several series and films such as 'Martin', 'General Hospital' (as Keith Jasper), and 'Poetic Justice'. He also tried his hands at radio by hosting a nighttime show, 'Kisses After Dark', on Kiss-FM or WDMK-FM 105.9 in a radio studio in Detroit. Keith Washington married twice. Nevertheless, both marriages ended for various reasons. He is one of a kind in country music. Stay tuned to discover more!

Keith Washington's Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Keith Washington's net worth?

Keith Washington's net worth is around $500,000.

How much does Keith Washington earn per year?

Keith Washington's per-year earnings are unspecified.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Keith Washington?

Keith Washington's height is not mentioned in the public database.

How old is Keith Washington?

Keith Washington (born on November 15, 1960) is 62 years old as of 2022.

Childhood And Education

Keith Douglas Washington was born in Detroit, Michigan, on November 15, 1960. Much of the information about his early life and education remains unknown. However, his mother, as a single parent, raised six children, including him.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Keith Washington's partner?

Keith Washington was married to Marsha Jenkins-Sanders from 1986-1995. Then, he married Stephanie Grimes in 2009. But they separated in 2015.

Keith Washington first married Marsha Jenkins-Sanders. However, this marriage ended in separation. After that, Marsha remarried and had two children with her second husband.

Keith Washington married Stephanie Grimes, his then-girlfriend, when his first marriage failed. Stephanie Grimes was a general sales manager at Detriot WGPR-FM. After a few years, they separated. 

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Keith Washington is a vocalist, singer, songwriter, actor, radio show host, and producer. His music can be classified under contemporary R&B. This genre includes mixing jazz-based music with pop, hip-hop, electronic, and more. With his debut album 'Make Time For Love', Keith Washington initiated his prolific career in music. As a musician, he created songs himself and sometimes collaborated with other musical artists.

Keith Washington is best known for his single 'Kissing You', a part of his album 'Make Time For Love' released in 1991. 'Kissing You' brought him Grammy as the Best Vocal Performance Male. It also gave him the Soul Train Music Award for Best R&B or Soul Single Male in 1992. This song can be heard on an episode of the ABC soap opera 'General Hospital' as he appeared in the role of Keith Jasper. In the same year, Keith Washington, with Australian singer Kylie Minogue released a single 'If You Were With Me Now'. This song was well-received in Britain. It reached number four on the UK Singles Chart.

Some of his singles that topped or were placed in the top 30 of the US R&B Charts published by Billboard Magazines are 'Kissing You' (1991) ranked one, 'If You Were With Me Now' (1991) ranked 15, 'Make Time For Love' album (1992) ranked 22, 'Bring It On' (1998) ranked 22, 'When You Love Somebody' (1992) ranked 26, and 'Believe That' (1994) ranked 30.

Apart from music, he acted in minor roles. In Season 1, Episode 8, titled 'Woman With A Past' of the American sitcom 'Martin', he played himself and sang a duet titled 'The Closer I Get To You'. He also played cameo roles in the TV series 'General Hospital' and the film 'Poetic Justice' in 1993.

Keith Washington's Hobbies And Interests

In his free time, Keith Washington likes reading, writing, and spending time with animals.

Other Interesting Keith Washington Facts And Trivia

  • Marsha Jenkins wrote about her marriage to Keith Washington in a book titled 'The Other Side Of Through' in 2007. The book is fiction, but Marsha, with her fictional personas, tells about her failed marriage because of the fame and temptation of Keith.
  • 'Unsung' is a TV series that documents the life of R&B artists and soul artists from the '70s until the '90s. Keith Washington's life is telecasted in Season 15, Episode 4 of this show on April 11, 2021.
  • Keith Washington's music has many female fans as it speaks to them.
  • Keith Washinton's Billboard hot hit single song 'Kissing You' was written for a woman named Anita Baker. In an interview on the TV series 'Unsung', he revealed this information.

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Written by Shalini Moorthi

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With a Master's degree in English and Comparative literature from Pondicherry University, Shalini is an accomplished and award-winning writer. She is also dedicated to education, having mentored students to successfully pass entrance exams. Shalini's passion for literature extends beyond her professional life, as she enjoys reading and writing poetry in her leisure time.

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