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Brian McKnight gets personal with fans

ROLLINGOUT — Performing for a sold-out show at Ordway Center for the Performing Arts in Minnesota on Friday night, Oct. 4, 2019, R&B legend Brian McKnight kept it very grown and sexy. The Grammy Award-winning singer made the night an intimate affair taking the stage in a solo performance with just a guitar, a keyboard and a mic.

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Brian McKnight at the Ordway Center for Performing Arts (photo by: Nagashia Jackson)

By Nagashia Jackson

Performing for a sold-out show at Ordway Center for the Performing Arts in Minnesota on Friday night, Oct. 4, 2019, R&B legend Brian McKnight kept it very grown and sexy.

The Grammy Award-winning singer made the night an intimate affair taking the stage in a solo performance with just a guitar, a keyboard and a mic.

McKnight opened the show with a few fan favorites including; “Anytime,” “Only One For Me,” “Forever,” “My Kind Of Gir,” and “Crazy Love.” McKnight said he came to save marriages, assist with lovemaking and to bring comfort to those going through tough times in their relationships.

When he performed “Everything,” he brought his wife Leilani to tears as he thanked her for making him a better man. He admitted that in the past he used to be a dirty low down dog.

During what he called the sad song medley, McKnight performed “Get Over You,” “Lonely For Me,” and “6 Months, 8 Days, 12 Hours.” Then he hit the audience with the couples session songs “Still In Love,” “Never Felt This Way” and “What’s My Name.” He jokingly said to the men, “She’s screaming for me now, but she will be screaming for you later.”

McKnight paid tribute to James Ingram, Bobby DeBarge, Whitney Houston, Luther Vandross and Prince. He said they were artists that he admired and patterned his career after.

At the end of the show, McKnight thanked everyone for coming and paying to see him at the age of 50. He also held a short Q-and-A for a few fans with questions ranging from his love life, kids, career and music industry. The ladies screamed as McKnight sang “Still” and as fans approached the stage, he shook their hands and took photos.

This article originally appeared in RollingOut.com.

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