Jordan Knight Aims To Open Minds With Debut LP

The self-titled debut album by Jordan Knight hit store shelves on Tuesday, no doubt satisfying fans who have helped his single "Give It to You" find a comfortable home in the "Billboard" Top Ten.

The 10-song "Jordan Knight" contains a handful of tracks produced by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis and features an ambitious cover of Prince's "I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man."

Although the singer remains best known for his work with the now-defunct boy band New Kids on the Block, he says he'd like fans to keep a musical open mind (or ear, rather) when they listen to his new work.

"I really never went into the project saying... 'I'm going to label myself this kind of artist' or 'I do this kind of music,' 'cause I just like all sorts of music," Knight explained to MTV News. "So that's what you hear, is just all sorts of music. I mean, I listen to contemporary R&B. I like classic rock. I like just so many different styles of music, and that's mainly what I wanted to bring into

my album, and I think I was pretty successful."

Following a brief stint on the summer radio concert circuit, Knight will kick off a U.S. tour with 'N Sync and Five at the GTE Amphitheater in Virginia Beach, Virginia on July 7 (see "'N Sync, Five And Jordan Knight On Board For Boys Of Summer Tour").