Still in the Game

Still in the Game is the sixth studio album by American singer Keith Sweat. It was released by Elektra Records on May 26, 1998 in the United States. The title of the album refers to Sweat being in the music business for over a decade. It was certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) on October 14, 1998.[1] The single "Come and Get with Me" peaked at number 12 in the US. Follow-up "I'm Not Ready", released a year later, peaked at number 16.

Still in the Game
Still in the Game (album cover).jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedMay 26, 1998
RecordedThe Sweat Shop
(Atlanta, Georgia)
A&M Studios
(Los Angeles, California)
Battery Studios
(New York City, New York)
On The Way Studios
(Cleveland, Ohio)
Length51:26
LabelElektra
ProducerKeith Sweat (exec.)
Keith Sweat chronology
Keith Sweat
(1996)
Still in the Game
(1998)
Didn't See Me Coming
(2000)
Singles from Still in the Game
  1. "Come and Get with Me"
    Released: September 22, 1998
  2. "I'm Not Ready"
    Released: 1998

Critical receptionEdit

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic     [2]

Allmusic editor Michael Gallucci wrote that "Sweat is still capable of making decent records a decade into his career. He knows the secret of a good slow-groove album: seduction on the most intimate of levels. And on Still in the Game, Sweat goes one-on-one with his audience, playing into their hearts and souls with his typically smooth-croon grandeur. It all sounds a bit familiar (as well as a bit programmed) – and the Jermaine Dupri, Erick Sermon and Too Short cameos add absolutely nothing to Sweat's sweet mix – but there's a cool sexuality in his grooves and moves."[2]

Track listingEdit

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Come and Get with Me" (featuring Snoop Dogg)
4:57
2."Rumors"
  • David McPherson
  • Sweat
  • Tonyatta Martinez
3:44
3."Can We Make Love"
  • Bobby Crawford
  • Curtis Jefferson
  • Sweat
4:08
4."Let Me Have My Way"
  • Sweat
  • McCallum
3:49
5."What Goes Around"
  • Darryl Adams
  • Sweat
4:48
6."Love Jones" (featuring Playa, Too $hort and Erick Sermon)
  • Sermon
  • Gregory Taylor
  • Todd Shaw
  • Sweat
4:27
7."Too Hot" (featuring Free and Jermaine Dupri)
4:10
8."I'm Not Ready"
  • Joe Little III
  • Sweat
  • Willie Jones
4:17
9."Show U What Love Is" (featuring Ol Skool)
  • Jefferson
  • Kevin "KJ" Johnson
  • Sweat
3:49
10."Just Another Day"
4:22
11."You Know I Like"
  • Sweat
  • McCallum
3:43
12."In Your Eyes"
5:13
Bonus track
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
13."Come and Get with Me (Clarkworld Remix)" (featuring Noreaga)4:57

PersonnelEdit

ChartsEdit

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA)[12] Platinum 1,000,000^

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Gold & Platinum: Keith Sweat - Still in the Game - RIAA Searchable Database". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved August 27, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b "Still in the Game". AllMusic. Retrieved July 22, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Keith Sweat – Still in the Game" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved November 4, 2013.
  4. ^ "Lescharts.com – Keith Sweat – Still in the Game". Hung Medien. Retrieved November 4, 2013.
  5. ^ "Longplay-Chartverfolgung at Musicline" (in German). Musicline.de. Phononet GmbH. Retrieved November 4, 2013.
  6. ^ "Keith Sweat | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. Retrieved November 4, 2013.
  7. ^ "Keith Sweat Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved November 4, 2013.
  8. ^ "Keith Sweat Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved November 4, 2013.
  9. ^ "Billboard 200 Albums – Year-End 1998". Billboard. Retrieved August 29, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^ "R&B/Hip-Hop Albums – Year-End 1998". Billboard. Retrieved August 29, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  11. ^ "Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums – Year-End 1999". Billboard. Retrieved August 21, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  12. ^ "American album certifications – Keith Sweat – Still in the Game". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved July 21, 2020. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH.