Jordan Knight is the eponymous debut album from former New Kids on the Block member, Jordan Knight. Jordan Knight co-produced 8 of the 11 tracks on the disc with help from Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis and a soon-to-be-known artist, Robin Thicke.
The album was released in 1999 at the height of MTV pop culture. The first single, "Give It to You" received heavy radio airplay and rotation in MTV. The album was certified Gold months after its release.
In Asia, Knight and boyband 98 Degrees headlined a tour in support of their albums.This text has been derived from Jordan Knight (album) on Wikipedia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License 3.0
Jordan Nathaniel Marcel Knight (born May 17, 1970) is an American singer-songwriter best known as the lead singer in the boy band, New Kids on the Block (NKOTB), and actor which 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. He released four Top 40 singles, probably the most well known being "Give It To You" in 1999 but has since has failed to reach the Billboard Hot 100 again. He has done two studio albums, one remix album and one EP.
Early life and career
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.Biography for Jordan Knight http 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.
New Kids on the Block sold over 70 million albums worldwide, generated hundreds of million of dollars of concert revenues, and paved the way for later boy bands like Backstreet Boys and *NSYNC. New Kids on the Block disbanded in 1994.
1999 comeback/solo debut
Knight made a comeback in 1999 by releasing his first solo single "Give It To You". The single reached #10 on Billboard Hot 100, it went Platinum selling over a million copies and was nominated for the 1999 MTV Video Music Award for Best Dance Video, though he lost to Ricky Martin's Livin' La Vida Loca. The single also peaked at #35 on the Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart. The album Jordan Knight won an Aspire Music Award for Best Male Album (Pop). Jordan's self-titled debut album was then certified gold for sales of over 500,000 copies in the US on July 7, 1999. The album peaked at #29 on The Billboard 200 and #9 on the Top Internet Albums chart. In 2008 the NKOTB reunited and released 2 top 40 hits and went on a successful tour. As of fall 2010 the NKOTB has teamed up with the Backstreet Boys (BSB) creating the biggest boyband in history NKOTBSB and are touring in summer 2011.
He is currently working on a new solo album.
The Remix album
Knight released a remix album Jordan Knight Performs New Kids on the Block in 2004.
Knight was a judge on the American Idol spin-off, American Juniors. He was a third season cast member on the VH1 reality television series The Surreal Life with other celebrities in 2004. He later appeared in the 2007 spin-off The Surreal Life: Fame Games, but left during the filming of the premiere episode because of the death of his maternal grandmother.
In 2005, Knight appeared on the British show Hit Me Baby One More Time, where he performed "Give It To You", as well as a cover of "Let Me Love You" by Mario.
In September 2005, he also starred in a British documentary on five in the UK called Trust Me - I’m A Holiday Rep. Six celebrities spent 10 days in the role of an Olympic Holidays holiday rep in Ayia Napa, Cyprus. He initially lacked enthusiasm for the role, which he blamed to some extent on his shyness, but came to enjoy it. In his final debriefing he earned praise from the head reps, who said they would (hypothetically) offer him a job as a children's and transfer rep.
Knight also appeared on Identity, hosted by Penn Jillette.
In 2005, Knight released a new EP entitled The Fix with the lead single "Where is Your Heart Tonight" which reached its peak at #12 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary Chart. He continued to tour extensively in 2005-2006 promoting his EP The Fix.
In September 2006, Knight's latest album Love Songs was released by Transcontinental Records. The first single was "Say Goodbye", a duet with Deborah Gibson, that peaked at #24 on Billboard's Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks chart.
Knight's first child Dante Jordan, was born on August 25, 1999. On September 12, 2004, he wed Evelyn Melendez. Knight's second son, Eric Jacob was born on February 21, 2007.
New Kids on the Block albums
* New Kids on the Block (1986) #25 US, #6 UK (Nov 1990)
* Hangin' Tough (1988) #1 US, #1 UK
* Merry, Merry Christmas (1989) #9 US, #13 UK
* Step by Step (1990) #1 US, #1 UK
* No More Games: The Remix Album (1990) #10 US, #15 UK
* Face the Music (1994) #37 US, #36 UK
* Greatest Hits (1999) - #22 US
* The Block (2008) #2 US
* Jordan Knight (1999) #29 US (Gold)
* Jordan Knight Performs New Kids on the Block: The Remix Album (2004) N/A
* The Fix (2005)
* Love Songs (2006) N/A
* Unfinished (2011)
* The Fix (2005)
* "Give It To You" (1999), #5 UK Singles Chart #10 US Billboard Hot 100 (Platinum), #11 Canadian Singles Chart, "Give It To You" (October 1999) #14 (US Top 40 Mainstream)
* "I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man" (1999) #37 US Top 40 Mainstream
* "Where Is Your Heart Tonight" (2005) #12 US Adult Contemporary
* "Say Goodbye" (Duet with Deborah Gibson) (2006) #24 US Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks
* "Let's Go Higher" (2011)
* Angel Of Love feat. Ana
* Can I Come over Tonight? (Also a bonus track on the UK edition of Jordan Knight)
* My Heart's Saying Now (Snow Day soundtrack)
* Your Vibe (PopStar Soundtrack) http
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