Brian McKnight is an American singer-songwriter, arranger, producer, and R&B musician. He is a multi-instrumentalist who plays eight instruments including piano, guitar, bass guitar, percussion, trombone, tuba, flugelhorn and trumpet. McKnight is perhaps most recognized for his strong falsetto range, and is widely regarded as one of the strongest talents in the adult urban contemporary R&B genre.
McKnight's work has earned him 16 Grammy Awards nominations, and he has never won. He is tied for first place along with Snoop Dogg for the record of most Grammy nominations without a win.