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Brian McKnight

05/19/13 | 7pm & 9:30pm

B.B. King Blues Club & Grill

237 W. 42nd St. Map

212-997-4144

$65

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As an artist who needs no introduction, Brian McKnight has earned himself a spot in contemporary music history. He has released 14 albums to date, with seven of them certified Platinum, and has sold over 20 million albums worldwide. In an industry known for a constantly revolving door of artists, he has easily established himself with an enviable record of chart consistency, toured successfully for over a decade, and collaborated with performers across every genre, including Quincy Jones, Justin Timberlake, Mariah Carey, Diddy, Christina Aguilera, Justin Bieber, Rascal Flatts, Nelly, Vanessa Williams, Willie Nelson, and Kenny G.

Born in Buffalo, New York, McKnight's musical career began in childhood when he became a member of his church choir and a band leader for his high school. By the age of 19, he had signed his first recording deal with a Mercury Records subsidiary, Wing Records. In 1992, he released his self-titled debut, followed by I Remember You (1995) and Anytime (1997). Anytime sold over two million copies and was nominated for a Grammy. In 1999, McKnight released Back at One on Motown Records. His most successful album to date, the disc sold over three million copies. Successive releases like Superhero (2001), U Turn (2003), Gemini (2005), Ten (2006), and Evolution of a Man (2009) posted excellent sales numbers as well.

Along with several Grammy nominations, McKnight has been the recipient of American Music Awards, Soul Train Awards, NAACP Image and Blockbuster Awards, and the Billboard Songwriter of the Year award. He has even crossed the boundaries of the music medium into television, radio, Broadway, and even sports. He has hosted nationally syndicated television and radio shows, performed on Broadway as Billy Flynn in the hit musical Chicago, appeared on Celebrity Apprentice, and even played basketball for ABA's Ontario Warriors. Of course, he still continues to produce top-rate R&B as well - he released his 14th and latest album, titled Just Me, in 2011 and supported the release with a worldwide tour and live DVD.

Venue Description: A throwback to the fabled days of New York nightclubs, B.B. King Blues Club & Grill features top-caliber music stars and an American Continental menu with a Southern flair. The Showcase Room has video screens and state-of-the-art sound, table seating, a bar where you can snack and listen, and a dance floor. The Beatles Brunch is offered every Saturday at noon (doors at 11am), and doors open for the Gospel Brunch every Sunday at 12:30pm with music at 1:30pm.

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Upcoming Events at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill

Jon Paris - 02/20/17

Marcia Ball - 02/21/17

B.B. King Blues Club All*Stars Feat. the Harlem Blues Project - 02/21/17

Ivan Neville Piano Sessions Mardi Gras Celebration @ Blue Note - 02/21/17

Gin Blossoms - 02/22/17

Matthew Curry - 02/22/17

Ivan Neville Piano Sessions Mardi Gras Celebration @ Blue Note - 02/22/17

Air Supply - 02/23/17

Air Supply - 02/23/17

John Nemeth - 02/23/17

Buika - 02/24/17

Female Rising Star of Blues Rock! Sari Schorr - 02/24/17

A Decade of Soul Classic Soul & Motown Revue - 02/25/17

Cameo Feat. Larry Blackmon W/ Dj Mitch - 02/25/17

The Ultimate Beatles Tribute in Full Costume Beatles Brunch with Strawberry Fields - 02/25/17

Harlem Gospel Choir - 02/26/17

Corky Laing Plays Mountain & Kofi Baker Plays Cream - 02/26/17

A Decade of Soul Classic Soul & Motown Revue - 02/26/17

Peter Valera & the Jump Blues Band - 02/26/17

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony - 02/27/17

Jon Paris - 02/27/17

5th Annual 'Funky Fat Tuesday' Celebration W/ George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic Mardi Gras Madness Tour - 02/28/17

B.B. King Blues Club All*Stars Feat. the Harlem Blues Project - 02/28/17

David Cassidy - 03/04/17

Larry Kirwan (Black 47) and Friends - 03/17/17

Buddy Guy - 05/19/17 - 05/20/17

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