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Maxwell Announces New Album Set for 2016 Release!


Can you believe it’s been 20 years since the world was first introduced to R&B icon Maxwell?!

April 2016 will mark the 20th anniversary of his outstanding debut album Urban Hang Suite, which brought us some of our favorite Maxwell tracks including “Whenever, Wherever, Whatever,” and “Ascension (Don’t Ever Wonder).”

If you’re like us and wondering where part 2 of the R&B crooner’s trilogy has been hiding, wonder no more! After talking with the good people over at Essence Magazine, Max gave us a long-awaited update on blackSUMMERS’night — the follow up to 2009’s BLACKsummers’night— and promises that fans will have their hands on the much-anticipated album sooner than they think.

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ThisisRnB Presents: 16 Albums To Sweat In 2016


2015 was truly an excellent year in music, and it may seem hard to top, but looking into 2016 we are remaining optimistic.  While last year saw the surprise comeback of music icon Janet Jackson, return of powerhouse female vocalists Jazmine Sullivan, Tamia and Jill Scott, along with a monster crossover by The Weeknd, there is plenty more to look forward to this year.

With R&B continuing to reach vast audiences of varying age groups, tastes and styles, there will be something for everyone once again in 2016.

An exciting class of newcomers, lead by the likes of Kehlani and Tory Lanez, bring some of the most anticipated debuts. Strong 2nd and 3rd albums are expected by some of the already established current stars like Tinashe and K. Michelle, while anticipated comebacks by veterans like Usher, Tweet, and the Queen Bey will surely top most fans sweat list.

Get a sneak peek into the albums that we are most excited to see and hear this year, with our “16 Albums To Sweat in 2016” below!

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Throwback Thursday: Maxwell – ‘Fortunate’

Maxwell is a Grammy award-winning singer/songwriter whose music spans R&B, funk, and soul, but he is best known as an exemplar of the neo-soul movement.

“Fortunate” is a soulful song sung by Maxwell, from the film soundtrack of the 1999 motion picture Life. The song was written, composed, produced and arranged by R. Kelly. It was awarded
“Best R&B Single of the Year” at the Billboard Music Awards and “Best R&B/Soul Single” (Male) at Soul Train Awards. Maxwell was nominated for a Grammy for “Best R&B Male Vocalist” and also nominated for a Blockbuster Entertainment Award for “Favorite Song of the Year.”

The song, Maxwell’s biggest hit to date, spent eight weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard R&B chart and peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song is notable for showcasing his soulful vocal ability and his wide vocal range. Enjoy the throwback above.

Pack Your Bags! Maxwell and Friends to Cruise The 7 Seas!


Summer is just winding down but Maxwell has us hype for a cruise to paradise!

The soulful crooner has partnered with BTW Concerts and Royal Caribbean for a vacation of a lifetime with the “Maxwell + The 7 Seas Cruise.”

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‘Verses and Flow’ Returns in August with Maxwell, K. Michelle, Joe & More

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TV One and Lexus have announced the return of their NAACP Image Award-nominated variety show Verses and Flow, premiering Saturday, August 16.

The eight-episode season will feature R&B stars Maxwell, K. Michelle, Joe, Johnny Gill, Ruben Studdard, Candice Glover, Gary Clark Jr., Sebastian Mikael, Leela James, Anthony Hamilton, Alice Smith, Mali Music and more than 25 of the best up-and-coming spoken word poets.

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Maxwell Talks Hiatus, New Album, Starting a Family & More

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Fans of Maxwell will finally be reunited with the R&B icon this year, when he hits the road on his “Summer Soulstice” tour, and finally releases his highly-anticipated ‘Summers‘ album (crosses fingers).

As he begins press for the pending tour, which kicks off June 15 in Minneapolis, Maxwell spoke with The Associated Press and talked about his hiatus, new album, and hope to finally get married and become a father.

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Maxwell Announces ‘Summer Soulstice’ Tour, New Music Coming


Man, oh man! We’ve been waiting for this!

Veteran singer-songwriter Maxwell has finally given fans a little bit of what they’ve been anticipating! Announcing today that he will be embarking on a 35-date tour this summer, we’re more than excited – to say the least!

Get the details after the jump!

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Throwback Tuesday: Maxwell – “Ascension (Don’t Ever Wonder)”

Maxwell is a Grammy award-winning singer whose music spans R&B, funk, and soul, but he is best known as an exemplar of the neo-soul movement. “Ascension (Don’t Ever Wonder)” was the second single released from his multi-platinum debut album, Maxwell’s Urban Hang Suite.

The song debuted on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles chart in August 1996 at number 11, eventually peaking at number eight and spending 29 weeks on the chart. It spent eighteen weeks on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number 36.  Maxwell co-wrote the song with Itaal Shur, bass is played by Jonathan Maron, and the guitar was played by Stuart Matthewman. The song is carried by one of the funkiest bass lines ever.

In the music video, Maxwell sports a grey silk suit and displays some of his dance moves. Maxwell’s blend of 1970s funk, jazz and contemporary R&B reflects the music of such legends as Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder and Prince. His soulful style and incredible range have radiated heat since his debut.

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