媒体说他是基督徒流行歌手陶喆的音乐启蒙。1999年一曲“Back At One”蝉连流行榜亚军长达8周，全球专辑销量超过1600万张，奠定他都会节奏灵魂首席男声的完美地位。他是兼具创作、制作能力与歌喉的才情唱作人，与流行天后Mariah Carey、灵魂新天后Alicia Keys、新世代小天王Justin Timberlake、黑人女伶Vanessa Williams等人合作过。入围葛莱美奖，赢得全美音乐奖与灵魂列车音乐奖的肯定，他就是Brian McKnight。
With the release of Ten, McKnight..s first disc for his new label Warner Bros Records, the Grammy-nominated singer could not be more pleased with the outcome. ..I wasn..t very happy with the situation at my former label and perhaps that attitude was reflected in the material,.. Brian confesses. Having penned and completed about thirty-three new songs before signing on the dotted line, McKnight was more than ready. ..Right now, I am optimistic of what I can do in my new situation...
Currently working on a variety of projects including a talk show and soundtracks for two upcoming Tyler Perry projects, the veteran soul singer could not be happier with the outcome of Ten. ..When I finish a record, I listen to it from beginning to end,.. McKnight says. ..Truthfully, I think this is the best record I..ve done in years... For fans of real music, Ten is the perfect addition to the soul cannon.