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The talented Brian McKnight turns 51 today. Happy birthday, Brian! In honor, here are some lesser-known facts about the superstar.

He has lots of Grammy nominations, but no trophy– yet. McKnight has been nominated for 16 Grammy Awards, but hasn’t snagged one. Soon, hopefully!

He hosted a late-night talk television show. Even though he’s known for his music, McKnight hosted a talk show in 2009 called “The Brian McKnight Show” with Kym Whitley.

He was a Broadway star. In 2007, McKnight made his Broadway debut in the cast of “Chicago.”

He’s used to being around siblings. McKnight is the youngest of four boys!

He had a popular song on the “Beverly Hills 90210” soundtrack. McKnight recorded the song “Love Is” with Vanessa Williams, and it, of course, was a hit!

Anne Erickson's love for music drew her into radio. She started on the airwaves shortly after graduating from MSU. Anne has a passion for rock and metal, and she also fronts the band Upon Wings. Email Anne at erickson@WRIF.com, follow her on Instagram at @EricksonAnne and tweet at her @AnneErickson! Anne covers the Detroit, Philadelphia and Las Vegas markets and beyond.

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