2008-11-28 / Entertainment/Lifestyles

Brian McKnight At Capital One Bank Theatre 12/7

Brian McKnight Brian McKnight Live Nation presents R&B sensation Brian McKnight at the Capital One Bank Theatre at Westbury on Sunday, December 7 at 7 p.m.

McKnight is best known for his hit single "Back at One."

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 Mc- Knight. His first single released 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, didn't do as well on the R&B chart as his first single, but ended up reaching #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 Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter, arranger, producer, pop and R&B musician. He is a multiinstrumentalist, 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 nine albums and 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." In McKnight's 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."

In 2008, McKnight released the album I'll Be Home For Christmas. This new Christmas album features duets with Vince Gill, Josh Groban, Bj & Nikolas McKnight, Noel Schajris and Take 6! The album features McKnight's take on traditional Christmas songs including "Silver Bells," "Silent Night," "It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year," and "Let It Snow."

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