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Along with fellow founders D'Angelo and Erykah Badu, Maxwell was enormously important in defining and shaping the neo-soul movement that rose to prominence over the latter half of the '90s. Drawing his greatest inspiration from the concept of the R&B auteur (looking to artists like Prince, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, etc.), Maxwell recorded some of the most ambitious R&B of his time, becoming wildly popular and often earning critical raves in the process. What was more, his recurring theme of romantic monogamy set him apart from the vast majority of his bump'n'grind lover-man contemporaries.

The platinum albums Embrya (1998) and Now (2001) followed. 2009 s BLACKsummers'night debuted at #1, and was universally welcomed as the inaugural offering of Maxwell's trilogy, winning two Grammys including Best R&B Album. To date, Maxwell. Listen to music from Maxwell. Find the latest tracks, albums, and images from Maxwell.


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Maxwell was born May 23, 1973, in Brooklyn, NY; he adopted his middle name as his stage moniker, keeping his real identity a closely guarded secret out of concern for his family's privacy. Born of Puerto Rican and black Caribbean stock, Maxwell suffered the loss of his father (in a plane crash) when he was just three years old. The experience made him a deeply religious child, and he first began singing in his Baptist church. Still, he didn't really get serious about music until age 17, when he began writing his own songs using a cheap Casio keyboard given to him by a friend. Initially influenced by early-'80s urban R&B, he progressed rapidly, and by 1991 he was performing on the New York club scene, despite ridicule from classmates who couldn't imagine the shy, awkward teenager doing anything of the sort. After making a name for himself, he signed a recording contract with Columbia in 1994. Maxwell recorded his debut album Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite that year, working extensively with several collaborators: songwriter Leon Ware (who'd co-written much of the material on Marvin Gaye's I Want You album in 1976), guitarist Wah Wah Watson (who'd also worked with Gaye), and multi-instrumentalist Stuart Matthewman (a longtime cohort of Sade). Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite was a romantic concept album in the vein of Gaye's greatest '70s work, with a more modern flavor courtesy of Prince's influence; inspired by a brief but intense affair, the record's giddy celebration of committed monogamy could have come off as old-fashioned as its classic influences, given the marketplace dominance of hip-hop soul at the time. Partly for those fears, it wasn't released right away, although a series of shake-ups in Columbia's management played a bigger role in the delay. It wasn't until the spring of 1996 that Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite finally appeared. Sales were slow to take off at first, even though Maxwell scored some airplay with '...Til the Cops Come Knockin'.' The gold-selling second single 'Ascension (Never Wonder)' lit the fuse, however, and Urban Hang Suite went platinum before a year had passed, also earning a Grammy nomination. Now elevated to sex-symbol status, Maxwell capitalized on his breakthrough with the MTV Unplugged EP, taken from his live MTV performance. It attracted attention and acclaim outside the R&B community with the left-field cover choices 'This Woman's Work' (by art rocker Kate Bush) and 'Closer' (the Nine Inch Nails hit). Additionally, the Unplugged version of 'Whenever, Wherever, Whatever' earned him another Grammy nomination (for Best Male Pop Vocal). Anticipation for his second full-length album was high, and when Embrya was released in 1998, it entered the charts at number three. Reviews were more mixed this time around, with some critics charging that Maxwell's ambition had crossed the line into indulgence; still, the record duplicated its predecessor's platinum sales. In 1999, Maxwell scored his biggest hit to date with the single 'Fortunate,' an R. Kelly composition he recorded for the soundtrack of the film Life; it was a mammoth success, ranking as the number one R&B hit of the year in Billboard magazine. Later that year, he also cut two songs for the soundtrack of The Best Man. In August 2001, Maxwell returned with his third full-length album, Now, which was touted as a return to the more straightforwardly romantic atmosphere of his debut. It entered the album charts at number one and quickly launched a hit single in 'Lifetime.' Maxwell didn't resurface until 2008, when he performed Al Green's 'Simply Beautiful' as part of the 2008 BET Awards. A handful of intimate performances prefaced his fourth studio album, BLACKsummers'night (the first installment in a promised trilogy of albums), released in July 2009. 'Pretty Wings,' its lead single, was in the Top 20 of the R&B/Hip-Hop chart within three weeks of its May release. Allmusic by Steve Huey
01. The Urban Theme
02. Welcome
03. Sumthin' Sumthin'
04. Ascension (Don't Ever Wonder)
05. Dancewitme
06. 'Til the Cops Come Knockin'
07. Whenever, Wherever, Whatever
08. Lonely's the Only Company, Pt. 1 & 2
09. Reunion
10. Suitelady (The Proposal Jam)
11. The Suite Theme
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Album: MTV Unplugged (1997)
01. The Suite Urban Theme (The Hush)
02. Mello Sumthin (The Hush)
03. The Lady Suite
04. This Woman's Work
05. Whenever Wherever Whatever
06. Ascension (Don't Ever Wonder)
07. Gotta Get Closer
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Album: Embrya (1998)
01. Gestation Mythos Everwanting To Want You To Want
02. I'm You You Are Me And We Are You (Pt. Me & You)
03. Luxury Cococure
04. Drowndeep Hula
05. Matrimony Maybe You
06. Arroz Con Pollo
07. Know These Things Shouldn't You
08. Submerge Til We Become The Sun
09. Gravity Pushing To Pull
10. Eachhoureachsecondeachminuteeachday Of My Life
Maxwell musician albums11. Embrya
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Album: Now (2001)
01. Get to Know Ya
02. Lifetime
03. W-As My Girl
04. Changed
05. NoOne
06. For Lovers Only
07. Temporary Nite
08. Silently
09. Sympton Unknown
10. This Woman's Work
11. Now-At the Party
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Album: For Lovers Only Best of Maxwell (2008)
01. Sumthin' Sumthin'
02. Ascension (Don't Ever Wonder)
03. Lifetime
04. ...Til The Cops Come Knockin'
05. For Lovers Only
06. NoOne
07. This Woman's Work
08. Whenever Wherever Whatever
09. Suitelady (The Proposal Jam)
10. I'm You You Are Me And We Are You
11. Matrimony Maybe You
12. Silently
13. Get To Know Ya

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14. Gotta Get Closer (Unplugged)
15. The Suite Urban Theme (The Hush) (Unplugged)
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Album: Blacksummersnight (2009)
01. Bad Habits
02. Cold
03. Pretty Wings (uncut)
04. Help Somebody
05. Stop The World
06. Love You
07. Fistful Of Tears
08. Playing Possum
09. Phoenix Rise
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****SPECIAL MAXWELL MIX****
Mix: The Maxwell Mix By Supa Qool DJ Uncle Q(2009)
01. Lock You Up N’ Love Fa Days
02. Everwanting: To Want You To Want
03. Ascension (Don’t Ever Wonder)/(No One’s Gonna Love You, So Don’t Ever Wonder)
04. Luxury: Cococure
05. Dancewitme
06. Fortunate
07. Changed
08. …Til The Cops Come Knockin’
09. Welcome
10. Gravity: Pushing To Pull
11. W/As My Girl
12. Drowndeep: Hula
13. At the Party
14. Temporary Nite
15. The Urban Theme
16. Matrimony: Maybe You

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17. Sumthin’ Sumthin’
18. Ascension (Unsung)
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Maxwell recorded his debut album, Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite, that year, working extensively with several collaborators, including songwriter Leon Ware (who'd co-written Marvin Gaye's I Want You) and guitarist Wah Wah Watson (who'd also worked with Gaye). Multi-instrumentalists and producers Stuart Matthewman (of Sade and Sweetback) and Hod David were involved on deeper levels and would work with Maxwell throughout his career. Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite was a romantic concept album in the vein of Gaye's greatest '70s work, with a more modern flavor courtesy of Prince's influence; inspired by a brief but intense affair, the record's giddy celebration of committed monogamy could have come off as old-fashioned as its classic influences, given the marketplace dominance of hip-hop soul at the time. Partly for those fears, it wasn't released right away, although a series of shake-ups in Columbia's management played a bigger role in the delay. It wasn't until the spring of 1996 that the album finally appeared. Sales were slow to take off at first, even though Maxwell scored some airplay with '...Til the Cops Come Knockin'.' The gold-selling second single 'Ascension (Never Wonder)' lit the fuse, however, and Urban Hang Suite went platinum before a year had passed, also earning a Grammy nomination.