Among Jonathan Knight’s Five Siblings, Jordan Knight Became A Pop Singer

Key Takeaways

  • Jonathan Knight’s brother Jordan Knight followed in his footsteps and became a pop singer.
  • Jordan’s passion for music led him to learn the piano and keyboard at 16.
  • Amidst his musical success, he made TV appearances in reality shows.

Milton, Massachusetts: American pop singer Jonathan Knight is the son of an Episcopal priest, Alan Knight, and Marlene Putnam.

Born to Canadian parents, he is one of six siblings: Allison, Sharon, David, Christopher, and Jordan.

Just like him, the family’s youngest member, Jordan has also made a name for himself as a pop singer and songwriter.

He is well known as the lead vocalist of ‘New Kids on the Block,’ a popular boy band in the 1980s and 1990s.

Jordan joined the band at 14 and showed signs from an early age to be a musical star.

His passion for music drove him to learn keyboard and piano by 16 and start songwriting when he was 17.

But Jordan’s writing talent didn’t take center stage, as the band’s producer, Maurice Sarr, was reluctant to add his work to the band’s song collection.

However, that didn’t let down Jordan from believing in his talent.

Later, when the band split in 1994, Jordan embarked on a new journey, launching his solo career.

His first solo single, ‘Give It To You,’ was released in 1999 and reached No. 10 on the Billboard Hot 100.

The single was nominated for the Best Dance Video in the 1999 MTV Video Music Award.

It came as a breakthrough in his career with Jordan also being nominated at the 2000 Kids’ Choice Awards for Favorite Male Singer.

After that, Jordan’s name became synonymous with records.

He became a sought-after star, with his songs and albums occasionally peaking on the Billboard chart.

Gradually, Jordan started making TV appearances as a judge on the American Idol spin-off, American Juniors.

He later appeared alongside other celebrities on the VH1 reality TV series The Surreal Life.

He was also part of a British documentary ‘Trust Me – I’m a Holiday Rep.

Amidst his successful career, Jordan embarked on a new journey as a husband in 2004.

He got married to Evelyn Melendez and soon became parents to two sons.


Who Started ‘New Kids on the Block‘?

Maurice Starr founded the boy band ‘New Kids on the Block‘ back in the early 1980’s.

Who Is Jordan Knight’s Mom?

Jordan Knight is the son of Marlene Putnam (mother).


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