Monday, February 2, 2009


*from Wikipedia, I'm such a plagerizer*

Jonathan Rashleigh Knight (born November 29, 1968, in Worcester, Massachusetts ) is an American singer. Along with his younger brother Jordan Knight he is part of the musical group New Kids on the Block (NKOTB). The band also includes Donnie Wahlberg, Joey McIntyre, and Danny Wood.

Jonathan Knight is the oldest member of the group and was the first to leave the group in 1994 prior to their official disbanding.

In the years after the group first disbanded, Knight has worked as a real estate developer living in Essex Massachusetts and rarely made public appearances or gave interviews.

In an Oprah show appearance in 2001, Knight revealed that he has suffered from panic attacks since his early career with New Kids On The Block and was clinically depressed for many years after the group disbanded.

He revealed that he sought medical help and his health had improved.[1]

Although Knight has never married, in the E! True Hollywood documentary about NKOTB, both he and 1980s Pop singer Tiffany confirmed speculation that they had a relationship around the time NKOTB toured with her. The relationship broke up over scheduling issues, but Tiffany said she "would have married him [Knight]."

New Kids on the Block

Between 1984 and 1994, Knight was a member of an award-winning American pop group known as group New Kids on the Block (NKOTB). The group went on to sell over 70 million albums worldwide before disbanding in 1994 after Knight left the group during the tour for their 1994 album Face the Music. The group originally tried to continue the tour claiming Knight had been injured by a horse before revealing they were instead disbanding in a press conference a few weeks later. Knight's early departure from the Band lead to reports that some members were frustrated with the way he departed and that those feelings prevented an earlier reformation of the group.

In the spring of 2008, Knight returned to show business, reuniting with the other four members of New Kids on the Block. The band has been writing and recording new material for their seventh album (and first in 14 years), The Block, to be released on September 2, 2008. To confirm their reunion and announce the new album, the band performed live together on May 16, 2008 for the first time in 15 years on the Today Show.

A world tour has been scheduled to follow the new release and begins in Canada on September 18, 2008. The first single from the album, Summertime, performed well worldwide peaking as number 9 in Canada and breaking the top 30 in the U.S. charts (#24 as a digital download). The group released Single, their second single from The Block on August 12.

1 comment:

  1. He was born in Worcester, not Dorchester.


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