Brian McKnight is a popular singer in the Philippines and all over the world. He is an American R&B singer-songwriter, arranger, producer, and musician.
Aside from this, Brian McKnight is also a multi-instrumentalist who plays eight instruments including piano, guitar, bass guitar, percussion, trombone, tuba, flugelhorn and trumpet and most recognized for his strong falsetto and belting range.
I bet some of you is also familiar to Brian McKnight’s famous songs such as, “Back at One,” “6,8,12,” and “One Last Cry.”
Recently, Brian McKnight is back in the country to do a series of concerts in Manila and Cebu. According to an article by ABS-CBN, his December 4 and 5 concerts at Solaire Theater and Waterfront Cebu is also his early wedding anniversary celebration with his Filipino-American wife, Leilani.
December last year, Brian got married in Oheka Castle Hotel & Estate in Huntington, New York to a Pinay doctor, named Dr. Leilani Malia Mendoza.
And now that he is married to a Filipina, Brian expressed his love with the Philippines and it’s mostly because of his wife and her family who are from Plaridel, Bulacan.
According to him, being married and loved by a Filipina is fantastic and he is so happy marrying his wife.
“Well, I guess now it starts with my wife and her family. Being married to a Filipina is a fantastic thing. My love for Filipino food has gone through the roof,” he said.
He kept saying how happy he was knowing that his fans in the Philippines continue to support his music, even if they have been released nearly three decades ago. Because of this, the R&B singer also expressed his gratitude to his Filipino fans. In the same interview, he was asked if he knows about couples using his songs during special moments like weddings and he said yes.
The R&B singer shared that he always dreams of traveling around the world to perform his original compositions when he was just a little boy. But, he never expected it to become reality and that he was very happy when it did.
Brian McKnight also shares that when he creates his music, he is hoping to write a song that many people can relate and he did. In fact, most of the songs he wrote touched the hearts of many hopeless romantics.
Back in 2016, the singer performed in the Philippines and had the opportunity to work with some of our very own veteran singers. These include Gary Valenciano, Martin Nievera, Regine Velasquez, and Kyla. According to him, without being biased, he considers the Philippines as a country filled with the most talented singers in the world.