Brian Mcknight Bio - Biography

Name Brian Mcknight
Naionality American
Date of Birth June 5, 1969
Place of Birth Buffalo, New York, United States
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McKnight's musical career began with a musical childhood, in which he was a member of a Seventh-day Adventist Church choir and a band leader in high school at Sweet Home High School in Amherst, New York. Encouraged by his older brother Claude's band, Take 6, getting a record deal, McKnight sent out demo tapes and, at the age of 19, signed his first recording deal with Mercury Records. He released his first album, Brian McKnight, in 1992. He went on to release three more albums for Mercury records before moving to Motown Records. His final album with Mercury Records, Anytime sold over two million copies and was nominated for a Grammy.

In the mid-1990s, McKnight was rumored to be in negotiations to pose for Playgirl Magazine. The rumors were substantiated,[citation needed] however ultimately never materialized.

In 1999, McKnight released Back at One (his second release from Motown; after the Christmas album Bethlehem) which sold over three million copies. Throughout his career he has collaborated with a variety of musicians including Mase, Sean "Puffy" Combs, Mary J. Blige, Justin Timberlake, Nelly, Vanessa Williams, Kirk Franklin, For Real, Canibus, Quincy Jones, Boyz II Men, Christina Aguilera, Shoshana Bean, Mariah Carey, Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band, Rascal Flatts and Josh Groban (on his 2007 #1 Christmas album Noël).

McKnight is divorced and has two sons and currently lives in Los Angeles, California.

Brian currently hosts a radio show, The Brian McKnight Morning Show with Pat Prescott on KTWV The Wave in Los Angeles, CA. The show is also simulcasted on KHJZ-FM, Smooth Jazz 95.7 The Wave in Houston, TX from 6am-9am CST. In October 2007, Mcknight had his debut on Broadway in the Show Chicago.

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