Jordan Nathaniel Marcel Knight was born on May 17, 1970, in Worcester, Massachusetts. In the 1980s, he along with his brother Jonathan became teen idols within the mega-popular boy band New Kids on the Block. Five years following the group split up in 1999, Knight prospered as a solo musician. Now, the now-married vocalist loves his own jobs, NKOTB reunion efforts and doting on his two sons.
Jordan Nathaniel Marcel Knight was born on May 17, 1970. Brought to singing, and gifted having a standout falsetto voice, Knight joined the local church choir at age 7.
In 1984, neighborhood pal Donnie Wahlberg approached the 14-year old Knight about joining New Kids on the Block, a boy band being assembled by Maurice Starr, the music producer supporting the group New Edition. NKOTB’s first record did not make a huge splash in 1986, but Hangin’ Tough, the 1988 follow up, scored five Top 10 tunes. Knight also co-wrote a number of the group’s tunes, including “My Favorite Girl.”
In 1994, when NKOTB parted ways, Knight avoided the singing limelight for five years. Then he released a self-titled solo album that featured such chart toppers as Give It to You. Big names like vocalist Robin Thicke produced this introduction. Knight had another reason to observe that year: the coming of son Dante on August 25, 1999, along with his girlfriend, Evelyn Melendez. (He credits fatherhood with helping him conquer previous problems with booze.) In 2004, he married Evelyn, and three years after they had another son, Eric.
Knight and NKOTB made headlines by declaring a brand new record, 10, debuting on April 2, 2013. In addition they disclosed they’d be hitting the road with Boyz II Men and 98 Degrees on the Package Tour, which started in May 2013.