Brian McKnight

Brian Kelly McKnight (born June 5, 1969) is an American singer, songwriter, actor, record producer, radio host and multi-instrumentalist.[1][2] He is most recognized for his strong head voice, high belting range and melisma.

Brian McKnight
McKnight at the 2019 Celebrity Fight Night
Brian Kelly McKnight

(1969-06-05) June 5, 1969 (age 53)
EducationMaynard Evans High School
Oakwood College (no degree)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • record producer
  • actor
  • multi-instrumentalist
  • arranger
Years active1988–present
Julie McKnight
(m. 1990; div. 2003)

Leilani Mendoza
(m. 2017)
AwardsFull list
Musical career
Formerly ofBlack Men United

McKnight is known for his songs from albums such as Brian McKnight (platinum debut), Anytime and Back at One. His work has earned him 16 Grammy Awards nominations,[3] third only to Zubin Mehta and Snoop Dogg for the record of most Grammy nominations without a win.[4]

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