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Brian McKnight Denies Reports That He Owes IRS

Brian McKnight
Brian McKnight attends Centric Pavilion during the Fan Fest Outdoor during the 2013 BET Experience at L.A. LIVE on June 28, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.

*Brian McKnight has been hit with a tax lien against his California house, and could lose the home because he failed to pay his tax bill, TMZ reports.

The IRS has imposed a lien against the home in order to secure $340k to satisfy an unpaid tax bill. Per a payment plan he worked out with the IRS in 2010, Brian was paying off the debt, but he stopped paying the monthly installments a year later.

McKnight is a multi-instrumentalist who plays eight instruments, and his work as a singer/songwriter and producer has earned him 16 Grammy Awards nominations, though he has never won. In 1999, McKnight released ‘Back at One,’ his most successful album to date, which has sold over 3 million copies.

Brian blames his past money problems on a bad accountant. In 2014, he sued his former accountant for allegedly ruining his credit. He also claimed his music royalties had been frozen and his driving license had been suspended.

While TMZ reported of his tax problems on Tuesday, the singer set the record straight during an interview with The Insider, saying that the report is “old news,” and that “everything is fine” with his finances.

McKnight has two daughters with his ex-wife, Julie McKnight. The couple divorced in 2003, and since then, Brian has fathered two daughters by two different women. He reportedly lives in Chatsworth, CA with his girlfriend and her two children.

Brian was as a surprise guest during Rascal Flatts’ Saturday night show in their new mini-residency “Rhythm & Roots” at the Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas. He delighted fans with a performance of “One Last Cry” and “Back at One.”

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is an entertainment reporter with over 15 years of experience working in the film industry in areas including production and post-production, marketing, distribution, and acquisitions. She has worked for legendary film producer Roger Corman, Quentin Tarantino's production team at Miramax, the late Larry Flynt, MTV/ VH1, Hallmark Channel, Paramount, Jim Henson Co., Parade Magazine, and various LA-based companies representing above-the-line talent.

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