Brian McKnight is a popular musician from the USA who can play many instruments. He is a singer, producer, songwriter, and arranger. He can play trumpet, bass guitar, guitar, percussion, tuba, trombone, piano, and flugelhorn. McKnight has won several awards and has also appeared in television series. He has released twelve studio albums, six video albums, two Christmas albums, and 40 singles in his career. Here is a quick summary of Brian McKnight’s net worth in 2018, career and earnings.
Brian McKnight Early Life
Brian McKnight is the son of Elaine McKnight and Claude McKnight, Sr. He was born on 5 June 1969, in Buffalo, New York.
He was a member of a church choir during his childhood. He grew up as a Seventh-day Adventist. For his schooling, he went to Orlando’s Maynard Evans High School. He attended the Emmanuel Temple and has also been to the Oakwood University.
In 1990, Brian McKnight got married to Julie McKnight. The couple has two children named Brain McKnight, Jr. and Niko. The couple divorced in 2003. In 2017, he got married to Leilani Mendoza.
McKnight maintains a good friendship with Steve Harvey. He is a fifth-generation Seventh-day Adventists. His brother Claude, is a member of the group Take 6.
Brian McKnight Career, Awards & Achievement
At the age of 19 years old, Brian McKnight got a recording with Wing Records, which is a subsidiary of Mercury Records. In 1992, he released his self-titled album, which became a commercial success.
His second album was ‘I Remember You’ which was available from August 1995. In 1997, McKnight came with another commercially successful album called ‘Anytime’. This was followed by ‘Back at One’ in 1999. This was a multi-platinum album.
In 2001, he came up with the album ‘Superhero’. This album was released on the label Motown Records. ‘U Turn’ became available from March 2003. In 2005, McKnight released ‘Gemini’. This was followed by ‘Ten’ and ‘Evolution of a Man’.
McKnight then released the album ‘Just Me’ in 2011. Two years later, he came up with ‘More Than Words’. In 2016, he released the albums ‘Better’ and ‘An Evening with Brian McKnight’. The following year, he released ‘Genesis’.
He has also released the Christmas albums ‘Bethlehem’ and ‘I’ll Be Home for Christmas’. His compilation albums include ‘Gold’, ‘From There to Here: 1989-2002’, and ‘Ultimate Collection’.
Some of his popular singles include “The Way Love Goes”, “You Should Be Mine (Don’t Waste Your Time)”, “Love Is”, “Crazy Love”, “Back at One”, “The Christmas Song”, and “4th of July”. He has performed as a featured artist for artists like Boyz II Men, Will Smith, Bebe, and Kyla.
Awards & Achievements
In 1998, Brian McKnight was nominated for the American Music Award for ‘Anytime’. He has been nominated sixteen times for the Grammy Awards. In 2000, he won the NAACP Image Awards in the category of Outstanding Male Artist. He is also the winner of the 1999 Soul Train Music Awards for Best R&B Male Album. Other nominations received by him are MTV Video Music Award and BET Awards.
Net Worth of Brian McKnight
The estimated net worth of Brian McKnight is more than $12.5 million. Thanks to the sale of his albums, that he is able to make this fortune. He has guest appeared for various artists like Mariah Carey, Josh Groban, Kenny G, Ivete Sangalo, and Take 6. He has also made appearances of several films’ soundtracks. Additionally, McKnight has appeared in movies and television like ‘Sweet Meat’, ‘Martin’, ‘Living Single’, ‘Beverly Hills 90210’, and ‘Naked’. He has appeared on Broadway and was the host of the radio show called ‘The Brian McKnight Morning Show’.
Brian McKnight is one of the most famous singers in the world. He is also active in several other endeavors and was a contestant in ‘Celebrity Apprentice’. He has also hosted the radio show ‘The Brian McKnight Show’ and has performed in several venues.