Brian Kelly McKnight is an American singer, record producer, actor, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist born on 5 June 1969. He is currently 52 years and has featured in several bands. He grew up in a musically inclined family and was part of the Seventh Day Adventists choir. While in high school, he was a bandleader.
He formed a musical quarter with his brothers with the Mighty Clouds of Joy and the Swan Silvertones as their role models at a tender age. Brain McKnight has won several awards in his musical career. He has also featured in several movies, including Black Dynamite, Daddy’s Little Girl, and A County Christmas.
Brain McKnight is estimated to be worth over $16 million. All of these came through the sales of his album.
Brian McKnight Life and Career
Brains McKnight grew up in Buffalo, New York. He is the son of Elaine and Claude McKnight. He attended Orlando Maynard Evans High School, Emmanuel Temple, and Oakwood University. While growing up, he was surrounded by many musicals as he was part of his church choir.
However, when he was 19 years old, he got a recording with Wing Records, a subsidiary of Mercury Records. After a few periods, he released his self-titled album in 1992, that became a commercial hit. Later in August 1995, he released his second album titled “I Remember You.” Furthermore, he introduced another successful commercial album hit called “Anytime.”
Subsequently, he released another album in 1999 titled “Back at One,” which became a multi-platinum album. After two years, he released another album titled “Superhero” under the record label of Motown Records. After this, he came up with several albums, including “U-Turn” in 2003, “Gemini” in 2005, “Just Me” in 2011, “More than words” in 2013, and “Better and An Evening with Brian McKnight” in 2016.
Brain McKnight has performed as a featured artist for several artists, including Kyla, Bebe, Boyz II Men, and Will Smith.
As of 2022, Brian McKnight’s net worth is estimated at $16 million.
Brian McKnight Discography
Brian McKnight has released twelve studio albums, two Christmas albums, six video albums, and 40 singles throughout his career.
Brian McKnight Parents and Siblings
Brian McKnight’s parents are Claude McKnight Sr. and Elaine McKnight. His mother is a designer, an actress, and a model. He has two brothers Claude McKnight and Michael McKnight.
Brian McKnight Wife
Brian McKnight got married to his college girlfriend and singer-songwriter, Julie McKnight, in 1990. Before their divorce in 2003, they both had two children, Brain Jr. and Niko. However, after the divorce, Brain McKnight got in a relationship with Dr. Leilani Malia Mendoza.
The pair broke the news about their engagement in May 2017 before getting married on 29 December 2017. He and Leilani are still married. His wife is a Pediatric Neuro Physiologist and worth about $10 million.
Brian McKnight Kids
Brian McKnight has two biological children with his wife. Brain McKnight Jr. is the son of Brian McKnight. He also has a daughter, who was born on 26 November 2001. She attended Xavier College Prep High School. Brian’s wife doesn’t have any kids outside the kids she had with him.