Jordan Knight

Jordan Knight

American musician
Jordan Knight

Jordan Knight Singer - Born May 17, 1970 in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA

Birth Name Jordan Nathaniel Marcel Knight

Nickname J.

Height 5' 11" (1.8 m)

Mini Bio (1) As frequent lead vocalist for New Kids On The Block, Jordan Knight toured the world's stages, belting out a pop-R&B rap hybrid that climbed to the Top 20 ten times in half as many years, sparked a revolution in merchandising, and endeared five young men to millions of crazed fans. His fame endures as evidenced by the tens of thousands of fans that visit his web page every week.

Knight was just shy of 15 when he joined what would become New Kids On The Block. At 16, he began teaching himself keyboards. By 17, Knight had begun writing songs. But Maurice Starr, the New Kids' producer, who also wrote much of the New Kids material, was reluctant to add the teenager's work to the band's repertoire. Knight offered his composition "I'll Be Your Everything" to a young singer named Tommy Page. Page's version of the track, which Knight produced, went all the way to #1 and spent 13 weeks on the Billboard charts.

The New Kids On The Block's fourth album, Step by Step, hit #1 in the U.S. and the U.K. The New Kids also had merchandise, record selling dolls, the debut of New Kids cartoon series and milestones on top of bestselling books, video collections and comic strips. Five of their albums were charting simultaneously on the Billboard 200. At the peak of the band's popularity, their recorded telephone message line received 100,000 calls a week. Conservative estimates of the New Kids' 1990 income topped $850 million.

As a solo artist, Knight enlisted the help of veteran producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. As it turns out, Jam and Lewis were intrigued by Knight's concepts for his first solo album and quickly took the gig. The album turned out to be a success. In 1999/2000, Knight enjoyed Top 10 status in Asia, England and Germany as well as the rest of Europe with his debut single "Give It To You." In America, the single went platinum and the album went gold.

With his first solo album under his belt, Knight has been in the studio non stop continually expanding his repertoire and is currently preparing the next solo project with a scheduled release in 2005. Knight feels that this project, judging from the countless letters from fans that subscribe to his website, is being eagerly awaited. As seen on VH-1's "The Surreal Life," Knight is ready to embark upon the new phase of his already impressive recording career.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: JK Official Sites

Spouse (1) Evelyn Melendez (12 September 2004 - present) ( 2 children)

Trivia (21)


He is the youngest son of Allan Knight and Marlene Putnam. Brother of Jonathan Knight. Other siblings: David, Sharon, Allison, and Chris.

Son, Dante Jordan was born on August 25, 1999.

In 1990, he was chosen by People Magazine as one of the "50 Most Beautiful People in the World".

Was a member of "New Kids On The Block" from 1984-1994.

Wore clear braces on his teeth for two years while in New Kids on the Block.

Wore a black rubber bracelet for good luck since he was a teenager and still wore it when New Kids on the Block disappeared between 1992-1993. It was not known when the bracelet was removed or whether it broke or he got tired of it. The rubber ring was originally used inside toilets and later on in the 1980s they became fashion for boys and girls.

Has occasional issues with panic attacks just like his brother Jonathan, which they had inherited from their father, Allan. They both appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show in 2001 to talk about it.

Appeared on the British show 'Trust Me - I'm A Holiday Rep' where he had to train and work as a holiday rep in Ayia Napa.

While touring the world with New Kids on the Block, he collected hotel room keys as mementos.

His father, Allan, is an Episcopal priest.

Second son, Eric Jacob Knight, was born on February 21, 2007, weighing 7 pounds, 5 ounces.

During the taping of The Sureal Life: Fame Game (2006) he learned that his grandmother had passed away and as a result he had to take himself out of Fame Game.

New EP "The Fix" released on the Madacy label. 11th October 2005. New single from the EP is "Where Is Your Heart Tonight", now playing on AC radio throughout the USA. [October 2005]

1st single "Try" from his 2nd solo album was released to radio on September 7, 2004. Album was released shortly after.

Heading to London, England at the end of the month to perform at the Hard Rock Cafe and also appear on ITV1's 'Hit Me Baby One More Time'. [April 2005]

Filming 'Trust Me - I'm A Holiday Rep' in Ayia Napa, Greece. [June 2005]

He will be releasing an album called 'Jordan Knight performs the New Kids on the Block' on the 30th March 2004 on the Empire Music Werks label. [March 2004]

He released his first solo album last year (self titled) and is currently working on his second album. He also had a song on the "Snow Day" soundtrack (My Heart is Saying Now) and recorded a song with Mya (Under the Spanish Skies)

New tour kicks off 21st September 2004 in San Francisco, California. [August 2004]

A member of New Kids On The Block from 1984 to Present.

Brother-in-law of Harley Rodriguez.

Personal Quotes (1) "Don't let all the screaming girls make you believe you're God...don't let all the jealous guys and terrible articles that people write about make you feel you're nothing...know who you are inside basically". - his advice to today's boy bands.

Jordan Nathaniel Marcel Knight (born May 17, 1970) is an American singer-songwriter and actor. He is the lead singer of the boy band New Kids on the Block (NKOTB), who rose to fame in the 1980's and 1990's, utilizing a falsetto style of singing influenced by The Stylistics. After New Kids on the Block split in 1994, he 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. Knight has released three solo albums, one remix album and one EP. On May 31, 2011, Knight released the studio album, Unfinished. Knight has sold over 1.5 million records worldwide as a solo artist. In 2015, Boston City Council declared February 7 "Jordan Knight Day."

Personal life Knight has been married to Evelyn Melendez since 2004; they have two children. His first son, Dante Jordan, was born on August 25, 1999. His second son, Eric Jacob, was born on February 21, 2007.

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Jordan Knight was born on Sunday, 17 May 1970 in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA. His full name at birth was Jordan Nathaniel Marcel Knight. He is best known as a singer. Knight's country of citizenship (nationality) is American. His religion is listed as Anglican / Episcopalian. He is 5' 11" (180 cm) tall with an athletic build. He has dark brown eyes and dark brown hair (color). His net worth is reported to be $18,000,000 US dollars. Jordan Knight is 54 years old and his zodiac star sign is Taurus.

You can find people similar to Jordan Knight by visiting our lists English High School of Boston alumni and Singers from Massachusetts.

Full name at birth
Jordan Nathaniel Marcel Knight
Claim to fame
New Kids On The Block
Date of birth
17 May 1970
Place of birth
Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
Singer, Actor, Producer, Cinematographer
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5' 11" (180 cm)
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$18,000,000 USD
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Supreme Artists Entertainment
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Partner: Evelyn Melendez (Married) 2 children
Aug 1992-
Jordan Knight and Evelyn Melendez

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