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Jordan Knight biography

Date of birth : 1970-05-17
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Worcester, Massachusetts, U.S.
Nationality : American
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2011-09-07
Credited as : pop singer, New Kids on the Block,

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Jordan Knight is an American singer-songwriter best known as the lead singer in the boy band, New Kids on the Block (NKOTB), and actor, who rose to fame in the 1980s and 1990s. He is best known for his distinctive falsetto style of singing, influenced by The Stylistics. After New Kids On The Block disbanded, Jordan launched a solo career. Jordan's first solo album released in 1999 and his latest solo album released in 2011 reached the Top 50 on the US Billboard 200. As of 2011, he released four Top 40 singles; the most well known being "Give It To You" in 1999. He has released three studio albums, one remix album and one EP. Jordan had sold over 1.5 million records worldwide as a solo artist. On May 31, 2011 he released a new studio album, titled "Unfinished" which became his first Top 10 Independent Album Release.

Knight was born in Worcester, Massachusetts. He is the youngest of 6 children: Allison, Sharon, David, Christopher, Jonathan. He was close to 14 in 1984 when he joined New Kids On The Block. The band was assembled in Boston by producer Maurice Starr. His fellow members included his brother, Jonathan Knight, as well as Joey McIntyre, Donnie Wahlberg and Danny Wood. Over the next few years Knight began teaching himself piano and keyboard instruments and writing songs. Maurice Starr, the New Kids' producer, who wrote much of the New Kids material, was reluctant to add the teenager's work to the band's repertoire.

The New Kids On The Block performed on the May 16, 2008, episode of The Today Show to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their hit album Hangin Tough.

At a very young age Jordan Knight was already interested in music. He even sang in the church choir along with his other siblings. He sang at mass and three other times during the week also. He and his brother Jonathan Knight were so good at singing they became head singers of the choir. When he was not singing you could find him break-dancing on the busy streets of Boston. In 1984, he received his big break when he auditioned and became a member of the upcoming boy band New Kids On The Block. His brother Jonathan Knight was another who made the band. This band would pave the way for many other future boy bands such as *NSYNC and The Backstreet Boys.

From the years 1984 through 1994, New Kids On The Block were a very successful group. According to Forbes in 1991 the band members were the "world's highest-paid performers ($115 million)".

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