Born: June 5, 1969
Place of Birth: Buffalo, NY
Zodiac Sign: Gemini
Career and Life
Brian McKnight is a R&B singer-songwriter, arranger, producer, and musician. He is a multi-instrumentalist who plays piano, guitar, bass guitar, percussion, trombone, tuba, flugelhorn and trumpet. McKnight is most recognized for his strong falsetto and belting range. McKnight's work has earned him 16 Grammy Awards nominations, though he has never won. He is third only to Morten Lindberg and Snoop Dogg for the record of most Grammy nominations without a win.
His musical career began in childhood when he became a member of his church choir.
McKnight was married in 1990 to former singer/songwriter and his college sweetheart, Julie McKnight. Brian and Julie have 3 children. They divorced in 2003.
In 2014, he began dating Dr. Leilani Malia Mendoza, and they announced their engagement in May 2017. On December 29, 2017, McKnight and Mendoza were wed.