Buffalo native singer-songwriter Brian McKnight will perform on Wednesday July 13 at 8 p.m. at the Riviera Theatre.
McKnight first launched his career at 19 upon signing a record deal with Wing Records, a Mercury Records subsidiary. He released his first album, Brian McKnight in 1992, followed by I Remember You in 1995 and 1997's Anytime.
In 1999, Back at One, was released from Motown and sold over three million copies. He has worked with several well-known musicians and artisits including Sean "Puffy" Combs, Justin Timberlake, Mary J. Blige, Christina Aguilera, Quincy Jones, Josh Groban, Justin Beiber, Rascal Flatts, and several others.
McKnight now lives in Los Angeles, California. He hosted a radio show from 206-2010 called The Brian McKnight Morning Show with Pat Prescott on KTWV The Wave in Los Angeles. He debuted on Broadway in the show Chicago in 2007, and in 2009 appeared in the second season of Celebrity Apprentice.
He has received several awards and nominations, such as the American Music Awards in 1999, Favorite R&B/Soul Album: Anytime (nominated); BET Awards, 2007, BET J Cool Like Date: (nominated); Grammy Awards, has been nominated 16 times without a win from 1994 through 2005; Image Awards, 2000 Outstanding Male Artist: Back at One (Winner); 2001, Outstanding Male Artist: Stay or Let It Go (nominated); 2002 Outstanding Male Artist: Superhero (nominated); MTV Music Awards, 1998, Best R&B Video: Anytime (nominated); 2000, Best R&B Video: Back at One (nominated); Soul Train Awards, 1999, Best R&B/Soul Male Album: Anytime (winner); 2000, Best R&B Soul Male Album: Back at One (nominated); 2000, Best R&B Soul Single Male: Back at One (nominated); 2002, Best R&B/Soul Male Single: Love of My Life (nominated).
Ticket prices are $45-$55 plus a $3 facility fee. For further information and tickets, call the Riviera Theatre box office at 692-2413, Monday-Friday, 10 am-4 pm or order online at www.rivieratheatre.org.