Brian McKnight to return to Manila

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Posted at May 25 2016 03:24 AM

Brian McKnight last performed in the Philippines in 2012. The 'Back at One' singer is a known friend to local celebrities like Gary Valenciano. Reuters

MANILA - Grammy-nominated American singer Brian McKnight is coming back to Manila for a one-night-only performance at the Kia Theater on June 20.

The concert is part of his tour promoting his 13th studio album, "Better." McKnight said that he wanted to convey the feeling of being in love in a "very relatable and authentic way" in his newest album.

"I'm taking it back to basics," the 46-year-old McKnight explained in a press statement. "Creating music like we did 20 years ago –completely organic, all real instruments."

McKnight is best known for his hit songs like "Back at One," "6, 8, 12," and "One Last Cry." His fourth studio album has sold more than three million copies.

He last performed in the Philippines in 2012. He is a known friend of veteran Filipino singers Gary Valenciano, Martin Nievera, and Regine Velasquez.