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Maxwell

Maxwell

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Booking Maxwell

To book Maxwell or another R&B/Soul artist for your private party, corporate event, fundraiser or other function, please fill out our Artist Request Form to quickly connect with one of our Booking Agents.

The staff of Headline Booking Group will work with you to produce a memorable event. Get started now by filling out our no-obligation Artist Request Form and we will work with you to book Maxwell or another R&B/Soul artist for your event.


Biography

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. Maxwell recorded some of the most ambitious R&B of his time, becoming wildly popular and often earning critical raves in the process. 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. 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 that year.

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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.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 and 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.

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