Brian McKnight (born June 5, 1969) is an American singer-songwriter, arranger, producer and soul musician. He is a multi-instrumentalist who plays eight instruments including piano, guitar, bass guitar, percussion, trombone, tuba, flugelhorn and trumpet. He is one of the very few leggero tenors in the pop genre. McKnight is perhaps most recognized for his strong falsetto and belting range. 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.