Brian McKnight Bio

(American Singer, Musician, Record Producer, Songwriter)

Relationship Facts of Brian McKnight

  • Brian McKnight is married to Dr. Leilani Malia Medoza.
  • Brian McKnight married on December 29, 2017
  • đź’‘ Anniversary in 103 days đź’‘
  • He is father of Four(Brian, Niko, Briana, and Clyde).
  • Brian McKnight is not having an affair with anyone presently.
  • His sexual orientation is straight.

More about the relationship

Currently, Brian McKnight is married to Dr. Leilani Malia Mendoza.

Since 2014, he started dating Dr. Mendoza. Their engagement was announced in May 2017 and he walked down the aisle with Dr. Leilani, on December 29, 2017.

Previously, Brian was married to his college girlfriend, Julie McKnight, in 1990. Julie is also a singer and songwriter. Together, they have four children.

Three of them are son, Brian, Niko, and Clyde McKnight and one is daughter, Briana McKnight.

They could not continue their relationship so, they divorced in 2003.

Who is Brian McKnight?

Sixteen times Grammy Award nominee Brian McKnight is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and musician.

As of November 1, 2019, his song the Neva Get Enuf Of U, was released in his own youtube channel.

Brian McKnight- Birth Age, Family, Education

Brian McKnight was born on June 5, 1969, in Buffalo, New York, the U.S, to Claude McKnight Sr., Elaine McKnight.

He has two brothers, Claude V. McKnight III and Michael McKnight.

His grandfather was a priest of the church and his mother used to play piano and sang a song in Buffalo’s Emanuel Temple.

He graduated from Maynard Evans High School, Orlando, FL, United States.

Brian McKnight- Career

Early career

At an early age, he starts singing when he became a member of his church choir.

His career began in 1990 when his band, Take 6, signed a contract with Warner Brothers.

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Caption: Brian McKnight with his wife Dr. Leilani Malia Medoza (Source: Amomama )

Mercury Records

He also signed a deal with Mercury Record and Wing Record for the record of his solo tracks.

In 1992, the first self-titled album was released. It reached the fifty-eight position in the Billboard 200 chart.

Furthermore, he released two more albums from Mercury in 1995, I Remember You and in 1997, Anytime.

His album Anytime was sold over two million copies and was nominated for a Grammy award.

Motown Records

In 1998, McKnight signed with Motown records. His first released album from Motown Records is Bethlehem, which is not much successful and the second released album is Back at One. His second album sold over three million copies and also was the album which reached the Top 10 on the Billboard 200 albums chart.

Warner Bros Records, Television, Radio

In 2005, McKnight signed a contract with Warner Bros Records. As of December 2006, he released his eighth studio album, Ten.

In 2006, he provided a soundtrack for the movie called Used to Be My Girl and What’s My Name.

McKnight hosts a radio show, The Brian Mcknight Morning show from 2006 to 2010.

From Sep 2009 to May 2010, he hosted The McKnight Show which is a late-night talk show.

On August 25, 2017, McKnight released the album Genesis and later in January 2018, Brian was nominated for the two NAACP Image Awards.

In 2018, he announced that his album titled, Bedtime Story will be released.


His religious fans were upset because of McKnight’s x-rated song titled ‘If You’re Ready to Learn’. On Twitter, one of his fans asked him that he is really raised in the Seventh-day Adventist Church or not. McKnight replied that Religion was made by man. Later, he had to remove this music video from YouTube.

Interesting Facts

  • Brian can rap and is good at his strong frequency range vocal style.
  • His birth sign is Gemini.
  • He loves to play guitar.
  • He is a good friend of Steve Harvey.

Net worth, Salary

McKnight’s net worth is approximately $10 million US.

The Musician’s average salary is around $44 k US.

Songwriters registered with Broadcast Music, Inc, receives royalty payments. The payment should be considered as 200 percent in total. Then 100 percent share is received by writer’s and another 100 percent is received by the publisher.

The songwriter’s average salary is around $43 k the US a year and the music producer’s average salary is $89 k US.

Body Measurement, Height, Weight

Brian has a clean-shaved head and dark brown eyes. His height is 6 feet 4 inches and weight is 95 kg.

Social media

Brian has an Instagram with 264 k followers on it. He has posted more than 1.3 k posts on his Instagram wall.

He has 121 k followers on Twitter and joined Twitter in January 2009.

Brian is more active on Facebook as he has 1.4 million followers on his Facebook page.

Brian also has a self-titled YouTube channel with 567 k Subscribers. He joined YouTube on May 23, 2011, and has over 252 m views in total.


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