Brian McKnight has earned a place in music history selling over 25 million albums worldwide and charting numerous radio hits across many genres. In addition to being a singer, songwriter and producer, McKnight is a multi-instrumentalist who plays nine instruments including piano, guitar, bass, drums, percussions, trombone, tuba, french horn and trumpet.
In an industry known for its constant revolving door, McKnight has established himself with an enviable record of chart and touring consistency for over a decade. During that span Brian has collaborated with superstar artists including Quincy Jones, Justin Timberlake, Mariah Carey, Diddy, Christina Aguilera, Rascal Flatts, Nelly, Vanessa Williams, Willie Nelson and Kenny G.
Born in Buffalo, NY McKnight’s musical career began in childhood when he became a member of his church choir and a bandleader in high school. By the age of 19, he signed his first recording deal with Mercury Records. In 1992, his self-titled album Brian McKnight was released followed by I Remember You (1995) and Anytime (1997) which has sold over two million copies and was nominated for a Grammy. In 1999 McKnight released the classic Back at One on Motown Records, which has sold over three million copies to date.
On top of selling millions of records and performing in front of millions of fans, Brian McKnight has been nominated for and has won dozens of awards including the Grammy, American Music Awards, Soul Train Awards, NAACP Image Awards, Blockbuster Awards, and the prestigious Billboard Songwriter of The Year.
Alongside his skills as a gifted singer, songwriter, and performer, Brian has hosted and appeared on dozens of radio and television programs. Most notably in 2009 Brian hosted the eponymously titled “The Brian McKnight Morning Show” radio program which aired in over 60 markets through the ABC Radio Network. The show then became a nationally syndicated television program. In 2007 McKnight stepped onto Broadway with a successful run as Billy Flynn, the slick lawyer, in the legendary musical Chicago.
Brian McKnight’s latest release and first for the SoNo Recording Group is a live concert recorded earlier this year in Los Angeles at the historic Saban Theatre. An Evening With Brian McKnight is a multi-camera live sound recording that will be released on Blu-ray, DVD, CD, digital download, and streaming on September 23, 2016. The collection will include all of Brian’s best known songs plus three new compositions. The first single from the set, the newly penned “Everything” is currently soaring up the contemporary radio charts.