Maxwell

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Born: 05/23/1973 in Brooklyn, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (25)

BET Awards 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Performer

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2016 (Tv Show)

Performer

The Late Show With Stephen Colbert 2016 (Tv Show)

Performer

Christmas in Washington 2010 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Performer

VH1 Storytellers: Maxwell 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Dancing With the Stars 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 41st NAACP Image Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The 52nd Annual Grammy Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The BET Honors 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

2009 BET Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

The Jay Leno Show 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Late Show With David Letterman 2009 (Tv Show)

Performer

VH1 News Special: The New Soul Generation 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2001 Essence Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 1998 MTV Video Music Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Performer

The 4th Annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Performer

12th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Performer

R & B '97: Year in Review 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1997 MTV Video Music Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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The 1998 Essence Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Performer

The 40th Annual Grammy Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Presenter

Soul Train Music Awards: 11th Anniversary 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Performer

The 39th Annual Grammy Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Presenter
Music (6)

Little Man 2006 (Movie)

("Lifetime") (Song)

Little Man 2006 (Movie)

("Lifetime") (Song Performer)

Hitch 2005 (Movie)

("Sumthin' Sumthin'") (Song Performer)

Life 1999 (Movie)

("Fortunate") (Song Performer)

The Best Man 1999 (Movie)

("As My Girl" "Let's Not Play the Game") (Song Performer)

Love Jones 1997 (Movie)

("Ascension (Don't Ever Wonder)" "Sumthin' Sumthin' Mellosmoothe") (Song Performer)

Milestones

2016

Released his fifth studio album, the highly acclaimed blackSUMMERS'night.

2009

Released his comeback album BLACKsummers'night to massive acclaim.

2001

Released his third album, Now, before embarking on a self-imposed seven year break from performing.

1998

Released his second album, Embrya, which explored a more experimental sound.

1997

Performed an "MTV Unplugged" concert at the request of the network, even though he had only produced one album.

1996

Finally released his debut, Urban Hang Suite, after the project was shelved during a massive reorganization at his record label.

1995

Began working with songwriter Leon Ware and guitarist Wah Wah Watson to produce his first album.

1994

Signed a recording contract with Columbia Records.

Bonus Trivia

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Grew up in a deeply religious household but did not sing in the church choir. Other's only began to notice his notable singing voice when the congregation sang hymns.

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Lost his father to a plane crash when he was three years old.

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Began writing songs at age 17 with a cheap Casio keyboard.

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Recorded a demo tape in his late teens and began playing regularly at nightclubs throughout New York City.

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Took his stage name from his mother's maiden name.

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Underwent throat surgery in 2009 due to vocal hemorrhaging.

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