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Brian McKnight is a Buffalo, New York-born African-American singer, song writer and record producer who is known for his smooth vocal style, and one devoid of even a hint of indecent language. This approach of his has earned him a devoted fan base that largely consists of female fans. Born on 5th June 1969, to father Claude McKnight, Brian has been active as a musician since 1988.

A known personality in the American music industry, how wealthy is Brian McKnight? Brian as of today, has an estimated net worth of $10 million, his major source of income being his musical career. He has sold his albums in millions of copies which have clearly made an impact on his personal wealth over time.

Brian McKnight Net Worth $10 Million

Like many other singers, Brian got his first taste in music after joining his church choir. His inspiration in main stream music was his brother, who had formed a boy band “Take 6” and had signed a contract with Warner Bros records. He was 19 when he started to submit demo tapes to various labels around the country in order to follow his brother’s footsteps. He signed a deal with Mercury Records and released his debut self-titled album, which went on to sell more than one million copies, and which added considerably to his net worth. From 1995 to this day Brian has managed to release 12 studio albums. “Back At One”, his most successful album, sold more than three million copies worldwide, and of course has added further to Brian McKnight’s net worth. Brian has managed to sell over six million copies of his albums since his arrival on the music scene.

Along with music, Brian was an avid athlete since his childhood. He played football, basketball and even dreamed turning into a pro athlete. He also plays about eight musical instruments including keyboards, guitar, bass guitar, trumpet, flugelhorn, trombone, tuba etc. He has also been a radio presenter and has hosted self-titled shows on KissFM and KTWV.

His involvement in the music industry has been rewarded with 16 Grammy nominations even though he has not had the luck to win any,one of the few to have so many Grammy nominations but not winning, and shares the spot with Snoop Dogg who also tops the list. He along with Drake performed “Side Pieces” at the ESPY Awards 2014 as tribute to back-ups in the shadows of professional stars. McKnight is to release another studio album entitled “Better” in January of 2016 under the record label of his ownership.

In 2014, Bryan became involved in some legal problems perpetrated by his accountant Veron Brown, for not paying his taxes for more than ten years. This resulted in him being in debt to $1.5 million, and so is suing his accountant for large scale fraud. So along with his success in music, he also has suffered legally as well as financially.

Regarding his personal life, Bryan McKnight is the father of two sons and two daughters with ex-wife Julie(1990-2003). With his influence in the music industry since 1988, multi-talented McKnight with his successful albums and songs enjoys a net worth of $10 million, as in 2015.

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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Brother of Michael McKnight.
2Can rap and play guitar.
3Grew up a Seventh Day Adventist and his mother attends Patmos Chapel SDA Church in Winter Park, Florida.
4Attended Maynard Evans High School in Orlando
5R & B Singer
6Brother of Claude McKnight, member of Gospel singing group Take 6.


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Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2005GrammyGrammy AwardsBest R&B Vocal Performance - MaleFor the song "What We Do Here."
2004GrammyGrammy AwardsBest R&B Vocal Performance - MaleFor the song "Shoulda, Woulda, Coulda."
2002GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual MediaMen of Honor (2000)· Brandon K. Hampton
2002GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Pop Collaboration with Vocals· Justin Timberlake
1995Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Original SongAs the World Turns (1956)· Bill Cunliffe (composer)
· Earl Rose (composer)
· Rick Rhodes (composer)
· Patsy Meyer (lyricist)
· Vivian Rhodes (lyricist)
· John Henry Kreitler (lyricist)


Filmography

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
I Love the 2000s2014TV Mini-Series performer - 1 episode
A Country Christmas Story2013TV Movie performer: "Trouble Get Me Off Your Mind"
Shark Tank2013TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Voice of the Philippines2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
No me la puc treure del cap2011TV Series performer - 1 episode
Forgetting Sarah Marshall2008performer: "What's My Name" / writer: "What's My Name"
Live with Kelly and Michael2007TV Series performer - 1 episode
This Christmas2007performer: "Moody's Mood for Love"
So You Think You Can Dance2007TV Series performer - 1 episode
Daddy's Little Girls2007performer: "I Believe" / writer: "I Believe"
Páginas da Vida2006TV Series writer: "One Last Cry"
Idol - Jakten på en superstjerne2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
Idols2002-2005TV Series writer - 2 episodes
American Idol2002-2005TV Series writer - 8 episodes
Australian Idol2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
Idol2004TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Singapore Idol2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
Songwriters Hall of Fame2004TV Movie performer: "Sara Smile"
Indonesian Idol2004TV Series writer - 2 episodes
New Zealand Idol2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
Soundstage2004TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Hinter Gittern - Der Frauenknast2001TV Series performer - 1 episode
Men of Honor2000performer: "Win"
Nutty Professor II: The Klumps2000performer: "Thinkin' 'Bout Me" / writer: "Thinkin' 'Bout Me"
Stepsister from Planet Weird2000TV Movie writer: "It Was You"
Stuart Little1999performer: "Home"
Life1999/Iperformer: "Discovery"
The Roseanne ShowTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1998 writer - 1 episode, 1998
His Bodyguard1998TV Movie performer: "Every Beat Of My Heart" - uncredited / writer: "Every Beat Of My Heart" - uncredited
Essence Awards1998TV Special performer: "Up Where We Belong" - uncredited
When We Were Kings1996Documentary performer: "When We Were Kings"
Panther1995/Iperformer: "Star Spangled Banner"
Color of Night1994performer: "The Color of the Night" Intrumental Version / producer: "The Color of the Night" Intrumental Version
The Next Karate Kid1994writer: "In Your Eyes"
Beverly Hills, 902101993TV Series performer - 1 episode
Melrose Place1993TV Series performer - 1 episode

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mission Save Her2016completed
CoffeeHouse2014TV SeriesRecord Label Executive
Minute Motivations2013TV Series
A Country Christmas Story2013TV MovieDanny Gibson
Fuzzy Giners2012ShortProfessor
Note to Self2012/IDoctor William Thompson
The Mumblesteens2012TV SeriesB McKnight
U B Da Judge2012Short
Cheaper to Keep Her2011VideoRaymond Mays
Black Dynamite2009Sweet Meat
Leverage2005Joe
American Dreams2005TV SeriesStokely Carmichael
Platinum2003TV SeriesMace
The Beat2003Record Executive
Let Me Love You with Brian McKnight2002Video shortDiamond Heist Master
Sister, Sister1998-1999TV SeriesKeith / Clarence
Stanley T in Da House1993TV SeriesCelebrity Guest

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
How Your P*ssy Works2012Short music & lyrics
City of Angels2000TV Series composer: title song

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Brian McKnight Show2009TV Series executive producer

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Let Me Love You with Brian McKnight2002Video short

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Daddy's Little Girls2007

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Home & Family2016TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Tavis Smiley2005-2016TV SeriesHimself
Celebrity Name Game2015-2016TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Player / Himself
The Pre-Game2014TV SeriesHimself
HuffPost Live Conversations2014TV SeriesHimself
Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race2014TV MovieHimself
Neal and Michaele: The Winter Wonderland Wedding and Music Event2013TV MovieHimself
Shark Tank2013TV SeriesHimself - Helper: Sunday Night Slow Jams
The Eric Andre Show2013TV SeriesHimself
Bethenny2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Culture List2012TV SeriesHimself
Ordinary People, Extraordinary Lives2012TV SeriesHimself
How Your P*ssy Works2012ShortHimself
The Mo'Nique Show2010-2011TV SeriesHimself
Way Black When2010TV MovieHimself
A Man's Story2010DocumentaryHimself
The Gulf Is Back2010TV MovieHimself
The John Kerwin Show2010TV SeriesHimself
The Brian McKnight Show2009-2010TV SeriesHimself - Host
An Evening of Grace: A Concert for the Children2010TV SpecialHimself
SOS Saving OurSelves: Help for Haiti2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
An Evening of Stars: Tribute to Lionel Richie2010TV MovieHimself
78th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade2009TV MovieHimself
2009 Soul Train Awards2009TV SpecialHimself
The 1st Annual Noble Awards2009TV MovieHimself - Performer
Michael Jackson: Our Icon2009TV Movie documentaryBrian McKnight
Heroes Among Us: The 2009 Hero Awards2009TV SpecialHimself
Top 12 Moments of the BET Awards2009TV SpecialHimself
The Apprentice2009TV SeriesHimself - R&B Star
An Evening of Stars: Tribute to Patti LaBelle2009TV MovieHimself
Boyz II Men Motown: A Journey Through Hitsville USA Live2008TV Special
The Spirit of Christmas2008TV MovieHimself
Great Performances2008TV SeriesHimself
Leading Men2008TV Series documentary
America's Got Talent2008TV Series
Secret Talents of the Stars2008TV SeriesHimself - Judge
The BET Honors2008TV MovieHimself - Performer
Christmas Glory: In the Key of Love2007TV Special
Live with Kelly and Michael2005-2007TV SeriesHimself
Baisden After Dark2007TV SeriesHimself
BET Awards 20072007TV SpecialHimself
The Megan Mullally Show2006TV SeriesHimself
Christmas Celebration at the Grove2006TV MovieHimself
Dear Santa2006TV MovieHimself
2006 American Music Awards2006TV SpecialHimself
Celebrity Duets2006TV SeriesHimself
CMT Greatest Moments: Willie Nelson2006TV SpecialHimself
2006 ALMA Awards2006TV SpecialHimself
Miss America2006TV MovieHimself - Judge
ESPN Hollywood2006TV SeriesHimself
The 10th Annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards2005TV SpecialHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2005TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest / Himself
The 8th Annual Soul Train Christmas Starfest2005TV MovieHimself
79th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade2005TV SpecialHimself - Performer
All Shades of Fine: 25 Hottest Women of the Past 25 Years2005TV MovieHimself
The Tom Joyner Show2005TV SeriesHimself
Mississippi Rising2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Music 101: The Green Room2005TV SeriesHimself
2005 MLB All-Star Game2005TV SpecialHimself - National Anthem Performer
Nick & Jessica's Tour of Duty2005TV MovieHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2005TV SeriesHimself
The 19th Annual Soul Train Music Awards2005TV SpecialHimself - Host
Forever in Our Hearts: The Making of Documentary2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Soul Train1993-2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Life & Style2005TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1999-2005TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Musical Guest
An Evening of Stars: Tribute to Quincy Jones2005TV MovieHimself
The Vegas Show with Sheena Easton & Brian McKnight2005TV SeriesHimself
Nick & Jessica's Family Christmas2004TV MovieHimself
Raymann is laat2004TV SeriesHimself
The 32nd Annual American Music Awards2004TV SpecialHimself
2004 Radio Music Awards2004TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
World Music Awards 20042004TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Songwriters Hall of Fame2004TV MovieHimself
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Songs: America's Greatest Music in the Movies2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Apollo at 70: A Hot Night in Harlem2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Wayne Brady Show2002-2004TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Motown 452004TV SpecialHimself
The 46th Annual Grammy Awards2004TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2004TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Soundstage2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Lighting Up Fifth2003TV MovieHimself
Pyramid2003TV SeriesHimself
Cribs2003TV SeriesHimself
The Sharon Osbourne Show2003TV SeriesHimself
9th Annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards2003TV SpecialHimself - Performer
American Juniors2003TV SeriesHimself - Guest Judge
The New Tom Green Show2003TV SeriesHimself
3rd Annual BET Awards2003TV Special documentaryHimself
The Jazzspel with Eric J2003TV SeriesHimself
Summer Music Mania 20032003TV SpecialHimself - Performer
100 Greatest Videos2003TV Movie documentaryHimself - Commentator
The Isaac Mizrahi Show2003TV SeriesHimself
34th NAACP Image Awards2003TV SpecialHimself
Motown Christmas2002TV SpecialHimself
Bubblegum Babylon2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 8th Annual Walk of Fame Honoring Stevie Wonder2002TV SpecialHimself
My Wife and Kids2002TV SeriesHimself
Celine Dion: A New Day Has Come2002TV MovieHimself
The 44th Annual Grammy Awards2002TV SpecialHimself
Two for the Knight2002Video documentaryHimself - Performer
2001 Lady of Soul Awards2001TV SpecialHimself - Performer
Say It Loud: A Celebration of Black Music in America2001TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
The Parkers2001TV SeriesHimself
The Wayne Brady Show2001TV SeriesHimself
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire2001TV SeriesHimself
MTV 20: Jams2001VideoHimself (segment "Anytime")
Race to Erase MS2001TV SpecialHimself
32nd NAACP Image Awards2001TV SpecialHimself
The 43rd Annual Grammy Awards2001TV SpecialHimself
The 28th Annual American Music Awards2001TV SpecialHimself
A Diva's Christmas Carol2000TV MovieHimself
A SHeVery Merry Christmas with SHeDAISY2000TV MovieHimself
The 2000 Billboard Music Awards2000TV SpecialHimself
Christina Aguilera: My Reflection2000TV Special documentaryHimself
100 Greatest Dance Songs of Rock & Roll2000TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
The Oprah Winfrey Show2000TV SeriesHimself
Inside the Music with Yolanda Adams2000TV Special
Hollywood Squares2000TV SeriesHimself
The 27th Annual American Music Awards2000TV SpecialHimself - Performer
1999 ALMA Awards1999TV SpecialHimself
The 1999 Billboard Music Awards1999TV SpecialHimself
The Martin Short Show1999TV SeriesHimself
MADtv1999TV SeriesHimself
1999 Essence Awards1999TV SpecialHimself
Mariah Carey: Around the World1998TV MovieHimself
The 1998 Billboard Music Awards1998TV SpecialHimself (as Bryan McKnight)
The 25th Annual American Music Awards1998TV SpecialHimself (as Bryan McKnight)
When You Believe: Music from 'The Prince of Egypt'1998TV Movie documentaryHimself - Performer
The Roseanne Show1998TV SeriesHimself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1998TV SeriesHimself
MTV Video Music Awards 19981998TV SpecialHimself
1998 ALMA Awards1998TV SpecialHimself
Essence Awards1998TV SpecialHimself
Politically Incorrect1998TV SeriesHimself
Beverly Hills, 902101998TV SeriesHimself
The 1998 Soul Train Christmas Starfest1998TV MovieHimself - Host
3rd Annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards1997TV SpecialHimself
The Steve Harvey Show1997TV SeriesHimself
Martin1994-1996TV SeriesHimself
Living Single1996TV SeriesHimself
Midnight Mac1995TV SeriesHimself
New York Undercover1995TV SeriesHimself
The 8th Annual Soul Train Music Awards1994TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The Essence Awards1994TV SpecialHimself
26th NAACP Image Awards1994TV SpecialHimself
The 1993 Billboard Music Awards1993TV SpecialHimself (uncredited)
The All New Mickey Mouse Club1993TV SeriesHimself

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Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
No me la puc treure del cap2011TV SeriesHimself

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