2007-04-27 / Community

Brian McKnight And Joe At North Fork Theater 5/13

Live Nation presents R&B sensations Brian McKnight and Joe on Mother's Day - Sunday, May 13 at 7 p.m. Known for hits like Brian McKnight's "Back At One," and Joe's "I Wanna Know," these artists define the true meaning of American soul. Tickets begin at $56.50 and are available at the box office, Ticketmasters, charge by phone at (212) 307-7171 or (631) 888-9000 and online at www.live nation. com . For further information, call (516) 334-0800.

Brian McKnight was born into a musically oriented family and got his start after being signed to Mercury Records just two weeks after sending in a demo. In 1992, McKnight released his first album, Brian McKnight . His debut single was "The Way Love Goes," which peaked at #11 on the Billboard R&B chart. His second single, "Love Is," a duet with Vanessa Williams, reached #3 on the Billboard pop charts and introduced McKnight to a whole new audience. McKnight's third album, Anytime , sold over two million copies and was nominated for a Grammy. In 1999, he released Back At One , which sold well over three million copies.

McKnight is a singer, songwriter, arranger, producer, pop and multi- instrumentalist. Playing the piano, lead guitar, bass guitar, drums, percussions, trombone, tuba, French horn, and trumpet, McKnight has collaborated with many famous musicians such as Mase, Sean "Puffy" Combs, Mary J. Blige, Mariah Carey, Boyz II Men, Christina Aguilera, and Quincy Jones, to name a few. He has released a total of 10 albums and has had a number of Top 10 hits like "One Last Cry," "You Should Be Mine (Don't Waste Your Time)," "Anytime," and "Back At One." On McKnight's most recent album, Ten, which was released in 2006, the artist in him felt the need to be more revealing. To McKnight, the record is his best yet and the perfect addition to the soul cannon. Ten features songs "Used To Be My Girl," "Should Have Been Loving You," and "More Than Just A Thang."

JOE is an accomplished vocalist and producer of smooth and sultry R&B and hip-hop. In 1993, Joe's debut album, Everything , spawned a number of hit singles, including the #10 R&B hit "I'm in Luv," "All or Nothing," and "The One for Me." His second LP, All That I Am was released in 1997, reached #13 on the charts, went platinum, and it's hit single, "Don't Wanna Be A Player," also hit the Top 40. In 2000, Joe released his third and most successful album, My Name Is Joe . The record reached the top of the R&B charts and was #2 on the Billboard 200. It featured the Top 5 hit, "I Wanna Know." Joe has produced a total of six albums, including 2 gold and 2 platinum. His most recent album, Ain't Nothin Like Me , is scheduled for release this Spring. It features collaborations with Nas, Fabulous, Chamillionaire, Papoose, Young Buck, and Tony Yayo.

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