Platinum selling singer, songwriter and producer Brian McKnight returns to City National Grove of Anaheim on Saturday, January 16.
Brian McKnight has earned himself a spot in contemporary music history. He has released 15 albums to date, with several going 2 and 3x platinum, and sold over 20 million albums worldwide.
In an industry known for a constantly revolving door of artists, McKnight has easily established himself with an enviable record of chart consistency, has toured successfully for over a decade, and has collaborated with performers across every genre including Quincy Jones, Justin Timberlake, Mariah Carey, Diddy, Christina Aguilera Rascal Flatts, Nelly, Vanessa Williams, Willie Nelson and Kenny G.
In March of 2013. McKnight released his 15th studio album entitled “More Than Words” featuring the single ‘Sweeter.’ Sticking to his true, soulful R&B roots that made him a household name, ‘Sweeter’ expresses the sweeter, and sexier, side of love that McKnight serenades so perfectly. As he continues touring internationally, McKnight is preparing for his 16th album, “Better,” set to release worldwide January of 2016. “Better” is inspired by McKnight’s desire to take it back to the basics; creating music organically with all real instruments. The album will feature collaborations with the likes of Hawaiian vocalist Kimié Miner and Cash Money Records rapper Glasses Moses. Listeners will embark on a journey echoed in the sounds and lyrics of his most heart-felt album to date.
Born in Buffalo, New York, McKnight’s musical career began in childhood when he became a member of his church NY choir and a bandleader for his high school, Sweet Home High School. By the age of 19, he signed his first recording deal with Mercury Records. In 1992, his self-titled album “Brian McKnight” was released followed by “I Remember You” (1995) and “Anytime” (1997). “Anytime” sold over two million copies and was nominated for a Grammy. In 1999, McKnight released “Back at One” on Motown Records, which sold over three million copies.
Along with several Grammy nominations, Brian McKnight has been the recipient of American Music Awards, Soul Train Awards, NAACP Image and Blockbuster Awards, and Billboard Songwriter of The Year.