His earliest memories of singing included everything from choirs and choruses, to things as simple as mock concerts he would put on for his family for fun. As he grew older, Steven continued to nurture that gift and develop his craft when he joined his high school show choir.
Though Knight possessed an immense amount of raw talent, this experience would assist in developing the amazing showmanship and stage presence he is known for today.
Steven Knight – Get Lifted (John Legend cover)
Upon graduating from college, Steven relocated to Atlanta, GA to take advantage of the budding music scene there where he would network and increase his visibility.
Three months after moving, Knight caught the eyes and ears of Atlanta-based Independent label, God Dynasty Entertainment, and was signed shortly thereafter.
During this time, Steven obtained management and began working with Vocal Coach, Donis of Marvelous Entertainment, respectively. With these new endeavors on the horizon, Knight began recording and developing his distinctive sound while also making a name for himself around the Atlanta area through performances at various showcases.
Steven Knight – Call You Tonight (cover)
Knight parted ways with GDE in 2007 to pursue other opportunities, but has continued performing and recording vigorously in hopes of taking the industry by storm. The music business itself has been a diligent teacher for Steven Knight, guiding him through many obstacles, while providing valuable lessons along the way.
Throughout his journey into the industry, Knight continuously encountered broken promises and pipe dreams that never seemed to work out. Though discouraging, it lead Knight to do something he had never done before, take complete control of his career.
Knight decided to fund and develop his own project, which would in turn showcase exactly who he was as an artist via his ideas, unique style, and signature sound. To assist with production and recording, Knight enlisted the help of local talented producers, writers and engineers.
Steven Knight – Knight Life
In June 2009, Knight released his promotional EP entitled Knight Life which featured the titled track Knight Life and R&B ballad Tryin. Both songs charted on various independent radio stations and Knight Life reached Number 2 on the Westside Will Countdown.
The summer 2010 began what would seem to be a positive turn in Steven’s music career. While performing at a local music festival, Knight attracted the interest of a private investor who expressed possibly funding Steven’s music career.
Steven Knight – Ordinary People (John Legend)
Three months later, the two developed a partnership and began working on Knight’s debut album after recruiting the help of talented producer Feenix Eletrik. At that same time, Knight obtained a distribution deal through JMD Records/INgrooves, a partner of Universal Music Group.
The debut album is expected to be released worldwide in 2011. The music is said to stay true to Knight’s roots and many musical influences that fans have come to love, but it will also reflect a new sense of urgency and struggle, no doubt a product of the many trials he encountered along the way.
Steven Knight – Forever (2011)
Knight was nominated for the 2010 ATL Club Award Future Superstar which would be his first award nomination. What the future holds for Steven Knight is yet to be determined, but one
thing’s for sure, the best is yet to come.
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