Claude V. McKnight III Bio


Relationship Statistics of Claude V. McKnight III

What is Claude V. McKnight III marital status ? (single, married, in relation or divorce):Single
How many children does Claude V. McKnight III have ? (name):Two
Is Claude V. McKnight III having any relationship affair ?: No
Is Claude V. McKnight III gay ?: No

More about the relationship

Claude V. McKnight III is a very private person when it comes to personal life. Probably, he might be single. He is a proud father of two daughters.

His Instagram posts suggest that he likes to spend time with his friends and families. Last, he visited Japan during his musical tour with his daughter. He just loves playing guitar and basketball.

Who is Claude V. McKnight III?

Claude V. McKnight III is a Grammy-winner American singer and musician. Claude is renown founding member of the musical band, Take 6. 

Next on the 7th of February 2020, he will be appearing in  Bellingham, WA for his concert along with Nnenna Freelon, Clint Holmes, and Tom Scott.

Claude V. McKnight III- Birth Age, Family

Claude was born Claude McKnight on the 2nd of October 1962 in New York to Claude Jr., father and Elaine, mother.

They are of Scottish ancestry.

He is the eldest among his three siblings Fred, Mike, and Brian. He was raised in Buffalo, NY along with his siblings.

Early Life

Claude is greatly influenced by his grandfather, Fred Willis Sr who happened to be the choir director in the church.

His earliest memory regarding the music is going on the rehearsals on Friday night with his mother. In the rehearsals, he used to observe his grandfather who is leading the group of singers.

When he was in the fourth grade, he started to play the trombone. He also played the trombone during high school. After his second year in High school, his family moved to Orlando, Florida.

After that, he started playing and singing in the chorus. At the very time, his deepest wish was to play for Doc Severinson!

Professional Career

Take 6

After, his High School, he joined  Oakwood College in Huntsville, AL. During his first year in college, he auditioned a group of students and formed the band, Alliance. At the very early phase, the musical group performed in the local church. Later, in 1980, the group welcome their other band members, Alvin Chea, Cedric Dent, and David Thomas.

Later, the group signed a contract with the music group, Warner Alliance. In 1987, they renamed the group Take 6. Two years later, the group released a self-titled debut album under the same recording label. The album earned platinum certification and won their first two Grammy  Awards.

Some of his albums with the group along with the year and recording labels are-

YearAlbum Recording Label
1990So Much 2 SayWarner Alliance
1994Join the BandReprise
2002Beautiful WorldWarner Bros
2010 The Most Wonderful Time of the YearHeads Up

Media Appearance

He was also featured in the TV series like Saturday Night Live, Soul Train, and Tavis Smiley. Apart from that he also appeared in Take 6: All Access, America: A Tribute to Heroes, and Listen Up: The Lives of Quincy Jones. 

Awards, Nomination

Some of his awards and nominations along with his musical group are-

  • 1988, 3 times winner of Grammy Awards.
  • 1990, MA Dove Award for the song, I L-O-V-E You. 

Claude V. McKnight III- Net Worth, Salary

He has an estimated net worth of $1.5 million US. As a Musician, his earnings are in the range 0f $21k-$207k US.

Apart from that, he also earns through his musical tour.

Claude V. McKnight III- Social Media

He has 8.02k followers on Instagram, 2.9k on Twitter, and 4.5k Facebook.

He also has a self-titled YouTube channel with 239 subscribers and 26k views.

On Twitter, he is following personalities like Tony Baker, Ellen Pompe, Soledad O’Brien, and Susan Bennett.


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