Brian McKnight Bio, Age, Wife, Religion, Concerts, One Last Cry, Back at One, Songs

Brian McKnight Biography

Brian McKnight is a singer-songwriter, actor, record producer, radio host, and multi-instrumentalist from the United States. He is best known for his powerful head voice, high belting range, and melisma.


How old is Brian McKnight? – Age

He is 53 years old as of 5 June 2022. He was born in 1969 in Buffalo, New York, United States. His real name is Brian Kelly McKnight.

Brian McKnight Family – Education

He is the son of Claude McKnight, Jr. and Ruth Elaine Willis. His musical experience began as a child when he joined his church choir, which was directed by his grandfather.

Brian McKnight Wife – Career

McKnight married Julie McKnight, a singer-songwriter and his college love, in 1990. They are the parents of two children. In 2003, they divorced. McKnight also has a daughter from his marriage to Julie, as well as a son from past marriages.

He began dating Dr. Leilani Malia Mendoza in 2014, and the couple announced their engagement in May 2017. McKnight and Mendoza married on December 29, 2017. Mendoza has two children from a previous marriage. McKnight and Mendoza had a kid who died when he was a baby. McKnight and Mendoza welcomed their second child in January 2023.

What is the McKnight’s Net Worth? – Net Worth

He has an estimated net worth of $10 Million.

Brian McKnight Height

He stands at a height of 6 feet 3 inches (1.918 m).

Brian McKnight Religion

Brian grew up as a Seventh-day Adventist. Religion was essential to the McKnights, who were Seventh-day Adventists for many generations. His grandfather was a church preacher, and his mother sang in the gospel choir at Buffalo’s Emanuel Temple. McKnight, the youngest of four brothers, joined an a cappella gospel trio with his brothers. From 1987 to 1989, he also attended Oakwood College, a Seventh-day Adventist university in Huntsville, Alabama. McKnight was arrested in his second year for breaching Oakwood’s dormitory visiting policy by having his girlfriend in his dorm room. They were both kicked out.

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Brian McKnight Anytime

His third studio album Anytime, was made available in the US on September 23, 1997, via Mercury Records. With producers Sean Combs, Keith Thomas, Poke & Tone, and songwriters Diane Warren and Peter Black, the album departed from the urban adult contemporary sound of his earlier efforts. When the album was first released, it received a variety of reviews from music reviewers and peaked at number 20 on the US Billboard 200.

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) awarded it double platinum certification, and it produced a number of singles, including the top 20 smash “You Should Be Mine (Don’t Waste Your Time).” Before switching to Motown Records, McKnight’s final album with Mercury Records was Anytime.

Brian McKnight Back at One

McKnight’s fifth studio album, Back at One, was made available by Motown Records on September 21, 1999. It combines a range of ballads with contemporary R&B tracks with hip hop influences. The album’s reception from music reviewers was mostly unfavorable after its debut. A commercial triumph, it moved up to number 7 on the US Billboard 200 after selling 144,000 units in its first week of availability.

The best-selling album by McKnight to date, it was triple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and platinum by Music Canada. It sold more than 3.0 million copies globally. The album spawned three singles, including the title track, which peaked at number two in the United States, and was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best R&B Album and a Soul Train Music Award for Best R&B/Soul Album.

Brian McKnight Concert

Twenty years after the release of his studio album Anytime, McKnight released his debut live album, An Evening with Brian McKnight, on September 23, 2016, via the Universal Music Group in collaboration with indie record label SoNo Recording Group. At the storied Saban Theatre in Los Angeles, the event was captured on tape. The album includes three newly written and recorded songs in addition to fourteen tracks that were performed live with his entire band.

In September 2016, the debut song, “Everything,” peaked at number 20 on the national Adult Contemporary charts. The CD release of the concert launched as a Hot Shot Debut at number 13 on the Billboard R&B chart. A duet on the song “Brothers in the End” with Gino Vannelli is also featured. The Blu-ray and DVD release debuted at position nine on the Billboard Music DVD list.

Brian McKnight One Last Cry

Brandon Barnes, Melanie Barnes, and Brian collaborated on the song “One Last Cry”‘s writing and production. American current R&B artist Brian McKnight performed the song, which was released as the fourth single from his self-titled first album. McKnight’s debut single as a solo artist peaked at number 13 on the Billboard Hot 100 list in 1993.

Brian McKnight TV Shows

1998 – Beverly Hills 90210
1994–1996 – Martin
1996 – Living Single
1998 – Sister, Sister
1998 – Sister, Sister
2000 – A Diva’s Christmas Carol
2002 – My Wife and Kids
2008 – American Chance
2013 – The Eric Andre Show
2013 – The Country Christmas Story
2015 – Tosh.0
2021 – The Masked Dancer
2022 – Atlanta

Brian McKnight Albums

♦ Brian McKnight
♦ I Remember You
♦ Anytime
♦ Bethlehem
♦ Back at One
♦ Superhero
♦ U Turn
♦ Gemini
♦ Ten
♦ Evolution of a Man
♦ Just Me
♦ More Than Words
♦ Better
♦ Genesis
♦ Exodus