Brian McKnight was born on 5th June 1969, and he is a prominent American songwriter, singer, actor, radio host, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist. McKnight is well-known for his strong falsetto and also his range of belting. He has won sixteen nominations from Grammy Awards, and he is the third most Grammy-nominated singer, catching up to Zubin Mehta and Shoop Dogg.
He is originally from New York, and he was born to Ruth Elaine Wills and Claude McKnight. His music career commenced when he was a child, and he started to act as a church choir member. Brian and Claude then ended up signing a warner brothers music label deal their band named Take 6. This deal invigorated McKnight to release his own series of mixtape demos by the age of nineteen. He then signed his solo music release deal with Wing Records, a subsidiary of Mercury Records. The Brian McKnight album from him was released in 1992, and it peaked in the Billboard 200 charts at number fifty-eight. This album featured ballads such as One Last Cry, and it became one of the top twenty singles in Billboard.
Under Wing Record, he released two more albums named I Remembered You in 1995 and Anytime in 1997. He left Mercury after these two albums, but Anytime vended over two million copies, earned a nomination from Mercury as well. Darren Grant directed the music video of any time, and it was also nominated at the Video Music Awards from MTV in 1998 and the Best Male Video. McKnight then documented Remember The Magic with Disney World during their 25th anniversary.
McKnightin 1998 signed a deal with Motownand then released a Christmas album named Bethlehem. McKnight unconfined Back At One in 1999, which is his most fruitful album in history, and it sold more than three million records. The fourth studio album from McKnight was named Back at One, and it reached number seven in the music charting list Billboard 200 chart for albums on 9th October 1999.
He has also been a guest celebrity in a show named Sister Sister, and he has made several performances as the college professor of Tia and Tamera. He helped write a song called Wait for Guy Sebastian, an Australian soul musician, and Beautiful Life.
McKnight decided to partner with Warner Brothers in the late years of 2005, and he released an album named Ten which came out in 2006 December. This is his lone studio album associated with the album named, Find Me in You.
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McKnight got married to Julie McKnight, his college sweetheart, and a singer and songwriter, in 1990. They have two children, but they separated in 2003. He started dating Dr. Leilani Malia Mendoza in 2014, and they married each other on 29th December 2017. Brian was raised in a religious family who followed the Seventh-day Adventist and his grandfather was a church pastor. His mother sang in the gospel choir and played the piano at the Buffalo Emanuel Temple. Brian was the youngest among four sons, and he later became an acapella gospel quartet member in collaboration with his brothers. He has attended the College of Oakwood and participated at university following the Seventh-day Adventist in Alabama from 1987 till 1989. The Oakwood college had issues with his girlfriend in his room, and both were expelled.
The current net worth of Brian McKnight is about 10 million dollars, and he has earned most of it from his work in several songs and albums he released in his lifetime. He never opened a record label business, but he has been a long-term partner with Warner Brothers music label.