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A Buffalo native, Brian McKnight grew up in a family where music came naturally. Along with his immediate family members, he was in the church choir, which was directed by his grandfather. McKnight explored other genres of music at home. In his early teens, he exercised his musical ambitions by composing instrumental material and learned to play several instruments. He formed a band and began performing his originals at local venues. By the age of 18, McKnight landed a publishing deal, and was further inspired when his older brother Claude's group, Take 6, signed a recording contract with a major label.
Beverly Hills, 90210After sending out demos to various record companies, McKnight's tape drew the interest of Mercury Records president Ed Eckstine, who was so impressed with the sound that the young artist was signed within two weeks. McKnight's first release on Mercury was "The Way Love Goes," which in 1992 peaked at number 11 on Billboard's R&B/hip-hop chart. McKnight co-wrote and co-produced the song with Brandon Barnes (previously of Byrne & Barnes), while session giants such as Louis Johnson (bass) and Wah Watson (guitar) helped with instrumentation. The self-titled parent album reached number 58 on the Billboard 200 and had enough staying power to go platinum. McKnight's stock rose higher the next year with "Love Is," a duet recorded with Vanessa Williams for the soundtrack of Beverly Hills, 90210. Issued as a single, it reached number three on the Hot 100 and earned a Grammy nomination in the category of Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal.
I Remember You Rather than rush out a follow-up, McKnight didn't release his second album, I Remember You, until 1995. His first album to reach the Top Ten of the R&B/hip-hop chart, it also contained a pair of Top 20 R&B/hip-hop singles: a cover of Van Morrison's "Crazy Love" and the relatively contemporary "On the Down Low." A pre-fame Robin Thicke, whose admiration ran so deep that he was jokingly nicknamed "Brian McWhite" by friends, co-wrote one of the album's other songs. On Anytime, issued in 1997, McKnight shook up his sound by collaborating with Diddy and Track masters. The former produced "You Should Be Mine (Don't Waste Your Time)," which featured Mase and crossed into the Top 20 of the Hot 100. Although Anytime boasted Grammy-nominated recordings with "The Only One for Me" and "Anytime" itself, and eventually went double platinum, McKnight moved to Motown. His fruitful second phase began in 1998 with the Christmas album Bethlehem. Back at One yielded a number two pop hit in 1999 with its title track. It was also McKnight's first Top Ten pop album and was up for a Grammy in the category of Best R&B Album. Once again, McKnight had two songs Grammy-nominated in separate categories. Triple-platinum status followed shortly thereafter.