In addition to being a singer, songwriter, and producer who has sold over 20 million albums, Brian McKnight is also a multi-instrumentalist who plays piano, guitar, bass, drums, percussions, trombone, tuba, flugelhorn, and trumpet.
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.
Along with several Grammy nominations, Brian McKnight has been the recipient of American Music awards, Soul Train awards, NAACP Image and Blockbuster awards, and has been named Billboard Songwriter of the Year. He has crossed the boundaries of every medium. He has hosted Soul Session Countdown with Brian McKnight on BETJ. In addition, The Brian McKnight Morning Show on KTWV the Wave smooth jazz radio station, was a Top 5–rated show two years running. In 2009 McKnight started hosting his own radio show The Brian McKnight Show which ran in over 60 markets and was syndicated through ABC Radio. He also hosted his own nationally syndicated TV show The Brian McKnight Show.
McKnight has also used his vast industry knowledge as a red carpet host for Extra!, and in 2007, McKnight stepped into Broadway with a successful run as Billy Flynn in Chicago. He was also a contestant on the Donald Trump hit show Celebrity Apprentice and is currently touring nationwide in the Je'Caryous Johnson play Cheaper to Keep Her with Vivica A. Fox.
2011 will see the release of McKnight's 14th album, entitled Just Me, along with a worldwide tour and live DVD. McKnight is making the tour a family affair and will be joined by his brother Claude McKnight (Take 6) and sons BJ and Niko, also known as "BRKN RBTZ" (broken robots), for what promises to be a spectacular one-of-a kind show.