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Brian McKnight Biography
Brian McKnight grew up in a family where music came naturally.
He was a member of the church choir along with his immediate family;
his grandfather was the director. With a gospel upbringing, McKnight
explored other genres of music. Still in his early teens, he exercised
his writing ambitions by penning instrumentals (soft jazz, easy
listening). He formed a band and began performing his originals at
local venues. By the age of 18, McKnight had secured a publishing deal.
His calling to the national scene manifested itself when his older
brother Claude and the group he was a member of, Take 6, signed a
recording contract with a major label.
After sending out numerous demos to various record companies,
McKnight's tape drew the interest of Mercury Records president Ed
Eckstine (son of Billy Eckstine). Eckstine was so impressed with
McKnight's sound that the young artist was signed to a deal within two
weeks. McKnight's first release on Mercury was The Way Love Goes,
peaking at number 11 after 19 weeks on the Billboard R&B charts.
His two follow-up singles barely cracked the Billboard R&B Top 60,
including Love Is, a duet with Vanessa Williams featured on Beverly
Hills 90210. Ironically, that single peaked at number three on the
Billboard pop charts, introducing McKnight to a crossover audience.
In addition to being a singer, McKnight is a songwriter, multi-talented
musician, arranger, and producer. The success he has achieved as
producer and songwriter on his own projects has facilitated his
popularity as a producer and songwriter for other artists. However, the
Buffalo native retained the services of hip-hop producer Sean Puffy
Combs on the release of his 1997 CD Anytime, which features the
club-flavored single You Should Be Mine. A Christmas album,
Bethlehem, followed in 1998, and a year later McKnight returned with
Back at One. Superhero from 2001 kicked off with the surprisingly rock
title track while 2003's U Turn was a fairly straightforward and
ballad-filled affair. A divorce and some time playing guard for the
California ABA basketball team the Ontario Warriors kept McKnight out
of the musical picture for a couple years before 2005's lush Gemini
marked his return. Ten followed in 2006. ~ Craig Lytle, All Music Guide
Written by Craig Lytle