“Back With Brian McKnight” Live In Manila This March 2012!

Last July 2011, R&B crooner Brian McKnight released his 14th album, entitled “Just Me” along with a live DVD and a worldwide tour. And this year, he will be back in Manila to stage a concert entitled “Back with Brian McKnight” at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on March 16, 2012.

Brian McKnight, best remembered for his classic hits “One Last Cry“, “6, 8, 12” and “Back At One“, is also making the tour a family affair this time around and will be joined on tour 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.

In an industry known for a constantly revolving door of artists, Brian McKnight has earned himself a spot in contemporary music history selling over 20 million albums worldwide. In addition to being a singer, songwriter and producer, McKnight is also a multi-instrumentalist who plays nine instruments including piano, guitar, bass, drums, percussions, trombone, tuba, flugelhorn and trumpet.

Here are some of his memorable music and videos:

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.

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. 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 (2) years running. In 2009, Brian McKnight started hosting his own radio show “The Brian McKnight Show” which ran in over 60 markets and was syndicated through ABC Radio. Brian 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 did nationwide tour in the JeCaryous Johnson play “Cheaper to Keep Her” with Vivica A. Fox.

MJM Productions presents “Back with Brian McKnight” Live at the Smart Araneta Coliseum with special guest, Angeline Quinto, on March 16 (Friday), 8:00 pm.

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