Keri Lewis was born on February 12th in the year 1971 in the city of Minneapolis, in Minnesota, in the United States. Presently, the age of this musician is 46 years. This American key board artist is of American nationality. An important event from his biography is that he was a keyboardist of the music band named ‘Mint Condition’. The Mint Condition is an R&B band from the same place where this artist had born, the city of Saint Paul in Minnesota. This R&B singer, Keri Lewis was married to Toni Braxton, in the year 2001. Lewis and Braxton separated and their divorce was finalized in the year 2013. Lewis’ ex wife is also a well known Grammy winning artist. Lewis and Braxton have two children named Denim Cole Braxton-Lewis and Diezel Ky Braxton-Lewis. Possessing a lot of talent and zeal to succeed, Keri Lewis has inspired a lot of people.


Keri’s R&B band was formed in the 1980s while at the Central High School. Lewis was previously a member of the band ‘Mint Condition’. The different genres in which the band played their songs were R&B, soul, funk, new jack swing, neo soul, rock and jazz. Lewis who played the key boards and synthesizer in Mint Condition had to leave the musical group so that he could focus on his married life with Tony Braxton. The members of the band were Stokley Williams , the lead vocalist, also the drummer and percussionist, Homer O’Dell, the guitarist, Larry Waddell , the keyboardist and piano player, Roger Lynch, ( son of Roger Troutman), Ray Coleman and Kenny Young. The young members of the group along with Lynch and Coleman had left the group and were replaced by the schoolmates, Lewis who played the keyboards and synthesizer, Jeffrey Allen, who played the saxophone and keyboards and the Chicago native Ricky Kinchen playing the bass guitar. This new list of members remained intact until Lewis had to quit in order to focus on his married life.


The songs of Mint Condition were nominated for awards for a number of times. In the Soul Train Music Awards, they were nominated for the Best R&B/Soul Album by a Group, Band or Duo and the song “What Kind Of Man Would I Be” (1997) was nominated for the Best R&B/Soul Single by a Group, Band or Duo. In Soul Track Reader’s Choice Awards, they had been the winners for the following awards - Independent Album Of The Year in the year 2013, Duo or Group of the Year in the consecutive years of 2008, 2011 and 2012. They also won the title of the Album of the Year in the year 2008. They were also nominated previously for Best R&B/Soul Album by a Duo or Group for “Livin’ the Luxury Brown in 2005 and for “Definition of a Band” in 1997.

Last Modified: Mar 9, 2020

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