Since the late ’50s, soul music has been one of the most important US genres. A decade before that, R&B began which has been the foundation of countless artists' music. One artist in particular that ruled the '90s with their soul and R&B music was none other than Brian McKnight with his incredible falsetto voice. McKnight and his band played the Grove of Anaheim Friday night, Jan. 10. McKnight released his self-titled debut album in 1992 and has released another 11 since. He has received a total of 16 Grammy nominations. Of his 12 albums, 11 made the US R&B charts including a number one and 23 being the lowest ranking. On top of that, half his albums have sold between Gold and 3x Platinum. As well as being a successful artist, he has also hosted his own radio and TV shows, appeared on Celebrity Apprentice, and performed in Chicago (broadway).
McKnight gave an incredible show starting with many memorable moments. He also paid tribute to some of the greats we lost in the past decade with a medley of songs by James Ingram, Luther Vandross, Prince and Whitney Houston. The show included hits like “The Only One for Me,” “One Last Cry,” and “6,8,12.” McKnight’s voice is as beautiful as ever, with many songs bringing tears. The artist's short run of 10 dates ends Feb. 23.