Maxwell has artfully managed to transfix music lovers for more than two decades, releasing five studio albums, all in his own time and all duly anointed as classics. The soul singer redefined soul music in April 1996, when he released his critically acclaimed debut on Columbia, Maxwell’s Urban Hang Suite. It earned Grammy nominations, double platinum status, and RIAA gold for the single “Ascension (Don't Ever Wonder).” The platinum albums Embrya (1998) and Now (2001) followed. After eight years, 2009’s BLACKsummers’night debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and won two Grammy Awards, including Best R&B Album. To date, Maxwell has achieved four platinum album certifications from the RIAA.

His last album blackSUMMERS’night, the second installment of his musical trilogy, earned Maxwell his third Grammy (Best R&B Song for “Lake By The Ocean”), an NAACP Image Award (Outstanding Male Artist), and a Soul Train Award (Best R&B/Soul Male Artist). He was also recently honored with the Legend Award at the 2021 Soul Train Awards, and performed “The Lady in My Life” for a celebrated Michael Jackson tribute at the 2022 Billboard Music Awards. His critically acclaimed The Night Tour also made Pollstar’s 2022 list of “Top 20 Global Concert Tours.” Maxwell’s upcoming blacksummers’NIGHT will cap off a journey he first embarked upon over a decade ago as one of the most-anticipated R&B events of 2023.

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