20th Anniversary of Brian McKnight’s ‘Back At One’

On this day in 1999, Brian McKnight released what would become his signature song, ‘Back At One’.

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The song was written and produced solely by Brian McKnight.

‘Back At One’ became a hit around the world, notably peaking at #2 in the US, and #4 in Canada.

The original music video for the single graphically depicted a plane crash, and due to its controversial nature, television stations were forced to stop airing it and even years later, it has not been uploaded to Brian’s YouTube channel. A second music video was released, which was very simple and safe, and is the one available on Brian’s official channel.


An English-Brazilian version of the song was also released with Brazilian artist, Ivete Sangalo. The duet peaked at #10 in Brazil.

Watch Brian perform the song a couple of months ago in Sydney, Australia:

Notable Chart Positions:

  • Australia: #24
  • Canada: #4
  • New Zealand: #7
  • US: #2

Music Video:

English-Brazilian version:

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