Brian McKnight runs into IRS problems

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R&B singer Brian McKnight is the latest celebrity to run into tax problems, with public records showing the IRS filing a $257,345 lien against him in the New York City registrar's office.

Detroit News blogger Robert Snell was unsuccessful in getting a comment from the singer or his representatives.

McKnight's last studio album came out in 2006 and peaked at number 32 on The Billboard 200 -- his worst showing since his debut in 1992.

In recent years, McKnight has shifted his focus to television -- appearing as a contestant on Donald Trump's Celebrity Apprentice. The 40-year old is also set to host a one-hour weekly entertainment show on CW Plus.

Given McKnight's large fan base, a $250,000 tax lien isn't such a big deal -- assuming it isn't a symptom of other more serious financial problems. Quick Brian: There's still time to schedule a few Christmas shows. His latest album is set to hit stores Oct. 27, and will feature collaborations with Jill Scott and Stevie Wonder.

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Brian McKnight and the IRS
Singer Brian McKnight performed for charity this week at the 14th annual Andre Agassi Charitable Foundation's Grand Slam for Children benefit, but given his new tax troubles, he may soon have to only sing for pay. Click through for more photos, and more celebrity financial troubles.
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