Brian McKnight is an American singer, songwriter, and actor who owns a net worth of $10 million. Throughout his career, McKnight has won sixteen Grammy nominations that has made him No. 3 highest nomination winner. McKnight came to the limelight after hosting the ‘The Brian McKnight Morning Show’.
Brian began his professional music career contracting with Mercury Records. Since 1988, he has released 13 studio albums so far.
This R&B singer is the creator of many religious songs. His ‘If You Are Ready’ song made his religious fans disappointed. However, Brian McKnight has successfully made his great contribution in both the music and film industry.
Here’s Brian McKnight’s yearly, monthly, weekly, and daily income or salary:
- Yearly Income: $1.68 million
- Monthly Income: $140k
- Weekly Income: $32k
- Daily Income: $4,611
- Hourly Income: $192
Let’s have a brief discussion on Brian McKnight’s earning sources.
In a category division, McKnight’s main sources can be summarized into two categories —
- Earning Through Music & Record Sales
- Earning Through Acting
Earning Through Music & Record Sales
Brian McKnight received $20k for releasing his first three albums and working with Mercury Records. Not so giant, but at the initial stage, it was well enough for him.
McKnight’s very first self-titled album sold more than 1 million copies in the US.
Besides, he earned $50k from his initial music projects. To be more specific, below is Brian McKnight’s record selling year and estimated earnings —
|Record Sales Year||Estimated Earnings|
Brian’s best-selling album was Back at One, which sold over 3 million copies in the US and 80 thousand copies in Canada.
On SoundCloud, Brian McKnight has 5.6k followers, where he has listed 314 musical tracks so far.
Therefore, the largest income for Brian McKnight came in 1999 releasing the Back at One album.
Earning Through Acting
Brian McKnight has contributed to the film industry as well. He is best known for his self-name role in the 2017 film — Naked. This film earned $1.7 million in the worldwide box office.
Besides, Brian composed the ‘Daddy’s Little Girl’ film that grossed $31.6 million in the worldwide box office.
His filming contribution has given him a No. 641 rank at the box office.
What’s more, Brian has 43 soundtrack credits. He also worked as a producer, writer, and composer in the film industry.
Brian has also appeared and written many television series from which he received a handy salary.
House & Cars
At the age of 19, Brian McKnight moved to Los Angeles. 20 years, he lived in a contemporary Mediterranean-style home that he later listed for $1.799 million.
However, he is currently living in Orlando in a 7,200 square-foot home. This home is featured with —
- A Spanish and Conventional features blend
- A trim reaching to the twin smokestacks
Brian McKnight: At a Glance
|Full Name||Brian Kelly McKnight|
|Date of Birth||5 June 1969|
|Birth Place||Buffalo, New York, United States|
|Spouse||Leilani Malia Mendoza, Julie McKnight|
|Children||4; Niko McKnight, Brian McKnight Jr., Briana McKnight, Clyde McKnight|
|Profession||Singer, Songwriter, Actor|
|Net Worth||$10 million|
Brian McKnight was born in Buffalo, New York, on 5 June 1969. His birth name is Brian Kelly McKnight. He is the son of Claude McKnight and Elaine McKnight. Brian has two brothers. His older brother — Claude V. McKnight is a musician.
From an early age, Brian was a member of a church choir. Talking about education, Brian completed his master’s degree from Oakwood University. Before his higher education, Brian attended Evans High School. He moved to music inspired by his older brother.
Claude McKnight — older brother of Brian McKnight signed with ‘Take 6’ record label. This contract urged Brian McKnight highly to sign with Mercury Records.
Thus, Brian McKnight’s music career began with Mercury Records. In 1992, Brian released his self-titled maiden album. Over one million copies of this album were sold in the US.
Furthermore, this album was picked #58 in the Billboard 200 chart. This initial success encouraged Brian remarkably.
Over three decades of an active career, Brian McKnight has released 19 studio albums so far. Besides, he has released compilation albums, singles, and mixtapes.
His notable musical albums are —
- Brian McKnight
- Back at One
- More than Words
- Ultimate Connection
As an actor, his musical contribution to the film industry can’t be denied. He has composed, wrote and appeared in many films, TV series, and so forth.
His notable film appearance is Naked. Brian’s composed film Daddy’s Little Girl grossed multi-million in the worldwide box office.
McKnight is No.3 highest Grammy Awards, nomination winner. He won 16 nominations for the prestigious Grammy Awards.
Apart from Grammy, Brian McKnight has won —
- American Music Award for Best Male Singer
- NAACP Image Award for Best Male Singer
- Soul Train Music Award for Best R&B Singer
- Billboard Music Award for Best Performance
Julie McKnight was Brian McKnight’s first wife. Julie and Brian married in 1990 and continued their marriage life for 2003. Later on, they were divorced. This couple has three biological kids.
Yes, Brian McKnight’s second wife — Leilani Mendoza is a doctor. More specifically, Leilani Mendoza is a pediatric neurophysiologist.
Yes, Brian McKnight is the youngest among his four siblings. His older brother Claude McKnight is also a singer and songwriter. Typically, Claude highly inspired Brian McKnight to the music.
- https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0005213/ — Brian McKnight IMDB
- https://soundcloud.com/brianmcknightofficial — Official SoundCloud Account of Brian McKnight
- https://www.the-numbers.com/person/1861600401-Brian-McKnight#tab=summary — Box Office Summary of Brian McKnight
- https://www.boxofficemojo.com/title/tt0778661/ — Box Office Earning of Daddy’s Little Girl film.