UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - AUGUST 18:  Brian McKnight attends at a special performance by musician Prince at B.B. King's Blues Club August 18, 2003 in Universal City, California.  (Photo by Giulio Marrochi/Getty Images)

Brian McKnight


With a voice influenced by Stevie Wonder, Michael McDonald and Kenny Loggins, Brian McKnight emerged as R&B’s love doctor with the 1993 debut of his self-titled LP. The Grammy-nominated singer solidified his role as the ultimate soul man with 1997’s double-platinum LP Anytime and 1999’s triple platinum Back at One. Like many R&B stars who’ve found their stardom waning in the 21st Century, Mcknight rebounded the spotlight on TV, hosting his own short-lived talk show and appearing on Donald Trump’s Celebrity Apprentice.