Born on May 23, 1973 in Brooklyn, New York, Maxwell has since kept it a tight wrap of his family name and being referred to anything but Maxwell for concern of his family's safety. When Maxwell was at the age of three, his father passed away, and it really got Maxwell into the gospel and religious side of life. He knew music was in his blood at a young age, and started performing in a Baptist Church, and for a while it was just fun for him. It wasn't until his later teen years that Maxwell really started to buckle down his musical outlet and love with a cheap keyboard a friend had given him, and it was all he needed.
Maxwell went on to seduce audience after audience in swanky New York night clubs that all fell in love with the young Prince inspired ingénue. With much ado to the kids at school that thought Maxwell's dreams were only the butt of jokes, in 1994 Maxwell signed a contract with Columbia Records at the age of 21. After that, Maxwell went on to work with legends and well known, influential artists throughout the music industry.
But is wasn't all easy for Maxwell. His first debut album Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite was shelved for two years before Columbia made the decision to issue it. It didn't take on easily, but that wouldn't last too long. When Maxwell's second single debuted, "Ascension (Don't Ever Wonder)", the world was captivated and the album sold over half a million copies. Not only that, it shot into gold status and gained a Grammy Nomination.
After the first album came the absolute success of his second, Embrya . Then Maxwell released a single by the name of, "Fortunate", written by R. Kelly. It is what put him on the chart and dancing at the top, and it more that deserved its place as Billboard's number one R&B single in 1999. 2001 saw Maxwell's third album, Now , which caught the love of audiences all over the globe yet again. Maxwell is in talks of his trilogy albums that will be released annually from 2008 through 2010 by the names of Black , Summers' and Night . The anticipation is everywhere, with audience counting down the days.
There is no doubt about the talent and grace of the R&B and neo-soul pioneer Maxwell, as well no doubt in the fact that he puts on a crazy live show. To see and experiences him live is an opportunity of a lifetime that is coming your way this Live 2008 Maxwell Concert Tour. Maxwell will start off on October 8 th at the Opera House in Boston, and go from city here to there and all in between, ending in Camden, New Jersey at the Susquehanna Bank on November 21 st . These tickets are going to be selling quick and fast, so keep yourself in the know for your seats at this stellar event.