Birthday Shout! Brian McKnight, Gayle Foreman

Yvonne Williams

We celebrate top celebrities this day June 5

Brian McKnight

Exceptional R&B singer-songwriter who broke through with his album Anytime in 1997. He has been nominated for sixteen Grammy Awards, among other honors.

He was the bandleader at his high school, Sweet Home High School.

He sang the hit track “Back at One.”

He married Julie McKnight in 1990 and they divorced in 2003. He has three sons named Clyde, Niko and Brian Jr. and a daughter named Briana. He later began dating Leilani Malia.

Stevie Wonder is one one of his musical inspirations.

The 48 year old was born June 5, 1969.

Gayle Forman

Young adult author best known for her popular 2009 young adult novel, If I Stay, she also published a fiction trilogy that consisted of the titles Just One Day, Just One Year, and Just One Night. Also a journalist, she freelanced for Glamour, Elle, Cosmopolitan, and other publications.

Before publishing her first book, You Can’t Get There from Here: A Year on the Fringes of a Shrinking World, in 2005, she worked as a features writer for Seventeen Magazine.

Her literary honors include the ALA/YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Readers Award and the 2010 British Fantasy Award.

She and her husband, Nick, settled in New York City and raised one biological and one adopted daughter.

Actress Chloe Moretz portrays the main character, Mia, in the 2014 movie version of Forman’s If I Stay.

The 46 year old was born June 5, 1970.


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