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Brian McKnight

Brian McKnight (born June 5, 1969) is an American singer-songwriter, arranger, producer, and R&B musician. He is a multi-instrumentalist who plays eight instruments including piano, guitar, bass guitar, percussion, trombone, tuba, flugelhorn and trumpet. McKnight is perhaps most recognized for his strong falsetto range, and is widely regarded as one of the strongest talents in the adult urban contemporary R&B genre. McKnight's work has earned him 16 Grammy Awards nominations. McKnight was born in Buffalo, New York. His musical career began in childhood when he became a member of his church choir and a band leader for his high school, Sweet Home High School. In 1990, McKnight's older brother, Claude McKnight III, and his band, Take 6, signed a record deal with Warner Brothers. This encouraged McKnight to shop his own demo tapes and by the age of 19, he'd signed his first recording deal with Mercury Records subsidiary, Wing Records. In 1992, Brian McKnight was released, and his self-titled debut peaked at fifty-eight in the Billboard 200 chart, which primarily featured the ballad (and top twenty single) "One Last Cry". It was followed by two more albums for Mercury, 1995's I Remember

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Brian McKnight Lawsuit -- My Accountant Ruined My Life

Brian McKnight Lawsuit
My Accountant Ruined My Life

Brian McKnight claims his accountant was so fraudulent, so deceptive ... the money man stooped to secretly getting a United States congressman to help cover up his misdeeds.McKnight has filed a… READ MORE >

Brian McKnight & Sons -- Let's All Talk About Dirty Sex

Brian McKnight & Sons
Let's All Talk About Dirty Sex

Brian McKnight's sons have no problem talking about hardcore sex in front of their dad -- in fact, they RAP about it ... in a brand new music video about porn.TMZ broke the story ... Brian hosted… READ MORE >

- 757 days ago
Brian McKnight -- Hosts 15 Porn Stars ... and a Little Person

Brian McKnight
Hosts 15 Porn Stars ... and a Little Person

How's this for a party ... Brian McKnight, 15 naked porn stars and one little person gettin' down and dirty at the singer's L.A. mansion. It happened last week when the R&B singer and some… READ MORE >

- 779 days ago
Brian McKnight -- Video for Porn Song PULLED From YouTube

Brian McKnight
Video for Porn Song PULLED From YouTube

Brian McKnight's new YouPorn.com theme song is so dirty, the company has had the video pulled off their own YouTube channel by outraged McKnight fans who don't approve of the raunchy track.As TMZ… READ MORE >

- 788 days ago
Brian McKnight Drops New 'Anal' Song -- Way Dirtier Than 'P**sy' Tune

Brian McKnight
Dropping 'Anal' New Song DIRTIER Than 'P**sy' Tune

We didn't think it was possible, but Brian McKnight's new track makes his "p**sy" song sound like a "Barney" jingle -- and of course TMZ has obtained a clip of the new jam.Brian wrote the track… READ MORE >

- 789 days ago
Brian McKnight -- Asked to Perform 'P***y' Song at Porn Awards

Brian McKnight
Asked to Perform 'P***y' Song At Porn Awards

Brian McKnight is the hottest thing in adult entertainment -- because TMZ has learned, the singer was just asked to perform his new X-rated song at the OSCARS OF PORN ... aka the AVN awards ...… READ MORE >

- 824 days ago
Brian McKnight -- I Wrote 'P***y' Song Because I'm Going CRAZY

Brian McKnight
I Wrote 'P***y' Song Because I'm Going CRAZY

There's a hilarious explanation behind Brian McKnight's new x-rated song -- the singer tells TMZ Live, he's been holed up in his house going stir-crazy with a bum ankle ... and the dirty ditty… READ MORE >

- 827 days ago
Brian McKnight's DNA Test -- The Kid is Not My Son

Brian McKnight's DNA Test -- The Kid is Not My Son

Brian McKnight is not the father of a 14-year-old kid in Florida -- so says a DNA test -- and now, he's no longer responsible for $341,640 in back child support payments the boy's mother was… READ MORE >

- 1468 days ago
Brian McKnight ... You're the Daddy!

Brian McKnight ... You're the Daddy!

Brian McKnight is the proud new father of a 14-year-old boy ... so says a Florida judge.Miriam Lee filed paternity and child support docs in Orange County, FL last year alleging McKnight is the… READ MORE >

- 1509 days ago

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