Keith Robinson continues his pursuit of a successful music and acting career with the release of “Love Language,” a single off his upcoming album Love Episodic 2, and with a starring role opposite Essence Atkins in the BET television movie “Open,” in which the song is featured.
In a world where talent is an ingredient for success, Robinson is ahead of the game. He is a true triple threat – having already mastered acting and songwriting, he is now positioning himself to take over the music world with his velvety voice.
Before making his way to Hollywood, the Kentucky native set his sights on music and attended the University of Georgia. He has had an illustrious acting career, landing an incredible 60 projects in both television and film.
Robinson has been able to establish himself as a face to watch in the entertainment industry, starring in popular works like Dreamgirls, This Christmas, Four Seasons, Fat Albert, “Saints & Sinners,” and Cru. In “Saints & Sinners,” which recently started its fourth season on Bounce TV, Robinson stars as Miles Calloway, a music star straddling the worlds of secular and gospel music. Robinson’s song “Happy” was featured in the season premiere, with the song having more than 2 million views on YouTube.
Robinson may be best known for his critically acclaimed role as C.C. White in the Academy Award winning feature film, Dreamgirls, which remains a major benchmark in his career as an actor and singer. In the musical, Robinson’s big solo, “Patience,” which he also performed live at the Academy Awards, earned him an Oscar nomination. In addition, his voice is heard on six songs from the film’s soundtrack.
After Dreamgirls, Robinson began recording his debut album, Utopia, subsequently releasing several fan favorites including, “My Hustle” produced by RZA, “Loving You,” “Simple Hello,” “Ride for You,” “Thirsty” and “DJ Lady.” He went on to work on projects including Dear John, 35 and Ticking, and Hopelessly in June. While finishing work on his second album, he was also completing work on his directorial debut with The Greener Grass Experiment, in which he also starred and wrote.