June 5th in African American History – Brian McKnight

Brian McKnightJune 5, 1969 Brian McKnight, singer, songwriter, arranger, and producer, was born in Buffalo, New York.

McKnight’s musical career began in childhood and at 19 he signed his first recording deal. His debut album, “Brian McKnight,” was released in 1992 and it was followed by “I Remember You” (1995) and “Anytime” (1997), which sold over 2 million copies and was nominated for a Grammy Award.

In 1999, he released “Back at One” which sold over 3 million copies. McKnight holds a record for having received 16 Grammy Award nominations without a win. In 2007 he made his Broadway debut in “Chicago.”


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