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Jordan Knight

Jordan Knight

Jordan Knight is an American singer-songwriter and actor. He is a well-known American artist who became very popular during the ’80s and the ’90s as a member of the mega-popular and successful boy band, The New Kids on the Block.

Jordan Knight was born on May 17, 1970, as Jordan Nathaniel Marcel Knight in Worcester, Massachusetts in the United States of America. As of 2019, his age is 49 years old with his birth sign Taurus. He is the son of Marlene Putnam (mother) and Allan Knight (father). His parents are Canadian as his father is from Meaford, Ontario while his mother is from Dunnville, Ontario. Further, both his parents are Episcopal priests.

Jordan Knight with his mother, Marlene Putnam during his childhood
Caption: Jordan Knight with his mother, Marlene Putnam during his childhood
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He grew up with his three brothers named Jonathan Knight, Christopher Knight, David Knight, and two sisters named Sharon Knight, Allison Knight. When he joined the group he was still a teenager, according to sources, he was almost 14. Jordan holds American and Canadian nationality while he belongs to the white ethnic background. He completed his education from The English High School.

What is the Net Worth of Jordan Knight?

Jordan is also busy with his professional singing career and with his new projects in the current time. As of 2019, Jordan Knight’s net worth is estimated at around $18 million.

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Caption: Jordan Knight
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Moreover, his own album went gold with sales of more than half-a-million records in the USA. Likewise, he has sold over $1.5 million records worldwide as a solo artist. Undoubtedly, his wealth will increase in the upcoming years, assuming he successfully continues his career. Looking at his successful career, we are sure that Jordan is living a lavish lifestyle in a luxurious way.

Who was Jordan Knight married to?

Jordan Knight is possibly single at the moment. Previously, he was married to Evelyn Melendez on 12th September 2004Likewise, the couple even shared two children. Their son Dante Jordan was born on 25th August 1999. Actually, they had their first child before their marriage. Similarly, their second child Eric Jacob Knight was born on 21st February 2007When Knight was asked about having a third child he said,

“Our hands are full with two, but we’ll see. Fatherhood is the best thing I’ve ever done.”

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Caption: Jordan Knight with his wife Evelyn Melendez
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Unfortunately, there was news of their separation in the year 2012 and later on, the couple separated from one another in the year 2016. The reason behind their separation was Jordan’s drinking issue and his extramarital affairs.

Past Love Affairs

Besides this, he had some affair with actress Shanna Moakler (1996 – 1997) and model Jessica Huntington.

How tall is Jordan Knight?

Jordan stands at an average height of 5 feet 11 inches with a matching body weight of 74 kg. He has an attractive pair of dark brown eyes with natural black hair color. He looks fit and quite handsome as well.

Jordan is active on social sites such as Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. He has more than 329k followers on his official Instagram account and around 321k followers on his official Twitter account. Likewise, on his official Facebook account has over 329k followers.

Jordan Knight’s Career

Jordan’s brother Jonathan Knight joined the band as well in the same year he did. During their first 2 years, the boyband released a couple of songs, but, they failed to reach the Billboard. The single Hang Tough sold over 80 million copies worldwide and was their first big hit as well. Later their band seemed to be unstoppable. Many more singles followed as well that seemed to have the same staying power as Hang Tough.

The name of their hits was You Got It (The Right Stuff), Step by Step, and I’ll Be Loving You (Forever). Likewise, they were only a few of their successful singles that the majority of teenagers around the world literally worshiped. There Jordan used to write a lot of songs for the band. One of those was My Favorite Girl which Jordan is still very proud of. They lasted for a whole ten years before they disbanded. However, it was in the early ’90s that the band sold over 70 million albums, not only in the USA but in Europe too.

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Caption: Jordan Knight with his band member
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In the year 1994, the band split up and Jordan Knight decided to create a path for himself in the singing industry. Jordan Knight flourished as well as a solo artist at the time. Many of his songs reached high spots in the Billboard charts and even released his own album called Jordan Knight. Jordan album became extremely popular and won an award for the Best Male Pop Album of the year.

Other Works

Besides this, Jordan also made several attempts as an actor and a show host. Likewise, he was a judge on the American Idol spin-off, American Juniors and in the show Hit Me Baby One More Time in the year 2005. As of now, he joined a reality TV series called The Surreal Life which aired on VH1.

Jordan Knight with his co-workers
Caption: Jordan Knight with his co-workers
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In September 2005, he also starred in a British documentary on Five in the UK, Trust Me – I’m a Holiday Rep. He also appeared on the game show Identity, hosted by Penn Jillette. In September 2011, Jordan featured as a judge on the CBC show Cover Me Canada.

Facts of Jordan Knight

Full NameJordan Nathaniel Marcel Knight
Net Worth$18 Million
Date Of BirthMay 17, 1970
Age50 years 0 months
Place Of BirthWorcester, Massachusetts, United States
Height5 feet 11 inches
Weight74 Kg
ProfessionSinger, Singer-songwriter, Record producer, Actor
NationalityAmerician
ChildrenDante Jordan Knight, Eric Jacob Knight
ParentsMarlene Putnam (mother), Allan Knight (father)
SiblingsJonathan Knight, Christopher Knight, David Knight, Sharon Knight, Allison Knight
NicknamesJordan Nathaniel Marcel Knight , Knight, Jordan , J.
InstagramJordan Knight Instagram
Star SignTaurus
AwardsMTV VMA Award for the Best Dance Video
Albums“Hangin` Tough” (1988)
Music GroupsNew Kids on the Block (Since 1984), NKOTBSB
TV Shows“Identity”

Quotes of Jordan Knight

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1"Don't let all the screaming girls make you believe you're God...don't let all the jealous guys and terrible articles that people write about make you feel you're nothing...know who you are inside basically". - his advice to today's boy bands.

Quick Facts of Jordan Knight

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1A member of New Kids On The Block from 1984 to Present.
2New tour kicks off 21st September 2004 in San Francisco, California. [August 2004]
3He released his first solo album last year (self titled) and is currently working on his second album. He also had a song on the "Snow Day" soundtrack (My Heart is Saying Now) and recorded a song with Mya (Under the Spanish Skies)
4He will be releasing an album called 'Jordan Knight performs the New Kids on the Block' on the 30th March 2004 on the Empire Music Werks label. [March 2004]
5Filming 'Trust Me - I'm A Holiday Rep' in Ayia Napa, Greece. [June 2005]
6Heading to London, England at the end of the month to perform at the Hard Rock Cafe and also appear on ITV1's 'Hit Me Baby One More Time'. [April 2005]
71st single "Try" from his 2nd solo album was released to radio on September 7, 2004. Album was released shortly after.
8New EP "The Fix" released on the Madacy label. 11th October 2005. New single from the EP is "Where Is Your Heart Tonight", now playing on AC radio throughout the USA. [October 2005]
9During the taping of The Sureal Life: Fame Game (2006) he learned that his grandmother had passed away and as a result he had to take himself out of Fame Game.
10Second son, Eric Jacob Knight, was born on February 21, 2007, weighing 7 pounds, 5 ounces.
11His father, Allan, is an Episcopal priest.
12While touring the world with New Kids on the Block, he collected hotel room keys as mementos.
13Appeared on the British show 'Trust Me - I'm A Holiday Rep' where he had to train and work as a holiday rep in Ayia Napa.
14Has occasional issues with panic attacks just like his brother Jonathan, which they had inherited from their father, Allan. They both appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show in 2001 to talk about it.
15Wore a black rubber bracelet for good luck since he was a teenager and still wore it when New Kids on the Block disappeared between 1992-1993. It was not known when the bracelet was removed or whether it broke or he got tired of it. The rubber ring was originally used inside toilets and later on in the 1980s they became fashion for boys and girls.
16Wore clear braces on his teeth for two years while in New Kids on the Block.
17Was a member of "New Kids On The Block" from 1984-1994.
18In 1990, he was chosen by People Magazine as one of the "50 Most Beautiful People in the World".
19Son, Dante Jordan was born on August 25, 1999.
20He is the youngest son of Allan Knight and Marlene Putnam. Brother of Jonathan Knight. Other siblings: David, Sharon, Allison, and Chris.

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