McKnight began his musical career at the age of 19 when he signed his first recording deal with Mercury Records subsidiary, Wing Records. His self-titled debut album dropped in 1992, featuring the Top-20 hit “One Last Cry.” In 1999, he released his most notable album to date, “Back At One,” which went on to sell more than three million copies.

Throughout his career, McKnight has gained international and domestic recognition, earning himself a spot in music history. McKnight has released 19 albums to date over the past twenty-five years, selling over 30 million albums worldwide.

McKnight has enjoyed success outside of the world of music, having starred in the Broadway production of “Chicago,” and used his vast industry knowledge as a red-carpet host for Extra TV.