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Jonathan Knight

Background information
Born November 29, 1968 (1968-11-29) (age 41)
Origin Dorchester, Massachusetts, United States
Genres Pop
Occupations Singer
Real Estate Developer
Years active 1984–1994 (with NKOTB)
2008-present (with NKOTB)
Labels Columbia (1984–1994)
Interscope (2008–present)
Associated acts New Kids on the Block

Jonathan Rashleigh Knight (born November 29 1968) is an American singer. Knight is part of the boyband New Kids on the Block. The band also includes Donnie Wahlberg, Joey McIntyre, Danny Wood and Jonathan's younger brother Jordan. He is the oldest member of the group and was the first to leave the group in 1994 prior to their official disbanding.


New Kids on the Block

Between 1984 and 1994, Knight was a member of an award-winning American pop group New Kids on the Block. The group went on to sell over 80 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 badly hurt by a horse, but in a press conference a few weeks later, the group revealed that they were actually disbanding. Knight's early departure from the group 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 released their seventh album (and first in fourteen years), The Block, 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 fifteen years on the Today Show.[1][2]

A world tour was scheduled to follow the new release and began in Canada on September 18, 2008. The first single from the album, "Summertime", performed well worldwide peaking as #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 in August 2008.[3]

Personal life

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 2000, Knight revealed that he has suffered from panic attacks since his early career with New Kids On The Block.[4] He has since sought medical help and his health had improved.[5]

In the early 1990s, Knight was linked to teen pop singer Tiffany. Both denied dating at time,[6] but later admitted they had a relationship.


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