'90s and '00s stars to appear on 'Miss U Much'

'90s and '00s stars to appear on 'Miss U Much'

NEW YORK, July 8 (UPI) -- U.S. comedian Catherine Reitman is to serve as host of "Miss U Much," a series that updates fans on the lives of their favorite stars from the 1990s and '00s.
Florida judge says singer McKnight a dad

Florida judge says singer McKnight a dad

ORLANDO, Fla., June 12 (UPI) -- A Florida judge ruled singer Brian McKnight is the father of a 14-year-old boy and owes his mom child support.
McKnight fired on 'Apprentice'

McKnight fired on 'Apprentice'

NEW YORK, April 13 (UPI) -- Singer Brian McKnight became the latest famous contestant fired from "The Celebrity Apprentice" TV series in New York Sunday night.
Joan, Melissa Rivers set for 'Apprentice'

Joan, Melissa Rivers set for 'Apprentice'

NEW YORK, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Joan and Melissa Rivers, Clint Black, Andrew Dice Clay, Scott Hamilton and Jesse James have signed up for Season 2 of "The Celebrity Apprentice," NBC said.
CBS cancels 'Secret Talents of the Stars'

CBS cancels 'Secret Talents of the Stars'

LOS ANGELES, April 10 (UPI) -- CBS has canceled its reality competition series "Secret Talents of the Stars" after only one episode aired, Variety.com said Thursday.
O'Hurley to be host of 'Secret Talents'

O'Hurley to be host of 'Secret Talents'

LOS ANGELES, April 3 (UPI) -- U.S. television personality John O'Hurley has been named host of the new TV competition series "Secret Talents of the Stars," CBS announced Thursday.

EU approves Universal's $2.09B BMG buy

BRUSSELS, May 22 (UPI) -- EU regulators approved Universal Music Group's $2.09 billion purchase of BMG Music Publishing, the European Commission said Tuesday.

Universal to pay millions for payola

ALBANY, N.Y., May 11 (UPI) -- The Universal Music Group will pay $12 million under a payola settlement announced Thursday by New York state Attorney General Eliot Spitzer.

Judges named for Miss America Pageant

PASADENA, Calif., Jan. 18 (UPI) -- An NFL legend, a multi-platinum recording artist and an Emmy-nominated actress are among the judges for the 2006 Miss America pageant.

Celebrity charity song sets record

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- A song written by actress Sharon Stone and Grammy-winning songwriter Denise Rich to help U.S. hurricane victims is selling like gangbusters on iTunes.

Ciara leads Lady Soul Train nods with five

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Atlanta teen Ciara received five nods for the Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards, which she is also co-hosting with Brian McKnight and Toni Braxton.

3 Doors Down opens at top of Billboard 200

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- "Seventeen Days" by 3 Doors Down Wednesday debuted at the top of Billboard's Top 200 chart. The Game's "The Documentary" fell to No. 2 and "American Idiot" by Green Day claimed third place in the weekly rating. Veteran R&B artist Brian McKnight bowed at N

Brian McKnight to release eighth album

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Multi-platinum recording artist Brian McKnight is set to release his eighth studio album, "Gemini," which already has two hits, to U.S. stores Feb. 8.

Feature: Barbie sings

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- When Mattel Inc. decided to produce the first animated musical starring the classic doll Barbie, the company turned to one of the few female composer-songwriter
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

All-star lineup for 'Apollo at 70'

NEW YORK, May 24 (UPI) -- NBC said Monday actor Denzel Washington will join singers Willie Nelson and Natalie Cole onstage for next month's "Apollo at 70: A Hot Night in Harlem."
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Brian McKnight
Brian McKnight performs in concert at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida, on June 28, 2005. (UPI Photo/Michael Bush)

Brian McKnight (born June 5, 1969 in Buffalo, New York) is a Grammy-nominated American singer, songwriter, arranger, producer, pop and R&B musician. He is a multi-instrumentalist who can play nine instruments: piano, guitar, bass guitar, drums, percussions, trombone, tuba, French horn and trumpet.

McKnight's musical career began with a musical childhood, in which he played a member of a Seventh-day Adventist Church choir. Encouraged by his older brother Claude's band, Take 6, getting a record deal, McKnight sent out demo tapes and, at the age of 19, signed his first recording deal with Mercury Records subsidiary Wing Records. However, he ended up recording his albums for Mercury, released his first album, Brian McKnight, in 1992. He went on to release three more albums for Mercury records before moving to Motown Records. His final album with Mercury Records, Anytime sold over two million copies and was nominated for a Grammy.

In 1999, McKnight released Back at One (his second release from Motown; after the Christmas album Bethlehem), which sold over three million copies. Throughout his career he has collaborated with a variety of musicians including Mase, Sean "Puffy" Combs, Mary J. Blige, Justin Timberlake, Nelly, Vanessa Williams, Ivete Sangalo, Kirk Franklin, For Real, Canibus, Quincy Jones, Boyz II Men, Christina Aguilera, Regine Velasquez, Shoshana Bean, Mariah Carey, Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band, Rascal Flatts and Josh Groban (on his 2007 #1 Christmas album Noël).

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