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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.

Ciara, Miguel, Maxwell & More Attend CFDA/VOGUE Fashion Fund Gala


Last night brought together some of Hollywood’s biggest and best stars as they all attended this year’s CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Gala. The event, which is meant to honor fashion’s emerging designers, celebrated it’s 10th edition in New York City with Tom Ford serving as the keynote speaker.

Some of R&B’s most fashion forward members were also in attendance. The list included newly engaged Ciara rocking an all white Calvin Klein pantsuit described by her as “tom boy chic”, Miguel in all black, and dapper gentleman Maxwell sporting an all blue suit. Other stars marked down as attendees range from Mary-Kate Olsen and Vanessa Hudgens – both of which met up with CiCi as she entered the gala – to timeless actress Julianne Moore and Christina Ricci.

Winners of this year’s fund, Public School, received a whopping $300,000 cash prize and yearlong membership, while both runner-up winners – Juan Carlos Obando and Marc Alary – received $100,000 cash prizes and mentorship.

Check out a few of our favorite shots below:

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Alicia Keys Celebrates a Decade of ‘Keep A Child Alive’ at The 2013 Black Ball


On Thursday evening ‘Keep a Child Alive’ celebrated its 10th Annual Black Ball at Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. KCA founder Alicia Keys hosted the black-tie benefit, which was filled with musical performances from Pharrell, Carole King, Roy Ayers, Laura Mvula, and Kathleen Battle.

The Grammy-winning singer posed for a family portrait on the red carpet with her husband Swizz Beatz and their three-year-old son Egypt. Other guests included Pharrell and his new wife Helen Lasichanh, Tamia and her husband Grant Hill, Maxwell, Clive Davis, and Gayle King.

Alicia joined Pharrell on stage to perform his hits including “Get Lucky” and “Blurred Lines,” while her hubby served as DJ for the evening’s Afterglow finale.

“I’m in awe of how @keepachildalive has been saving lives for 10 years!! One of the most important fights of our lives!!” tweeted Alicia.

Keep a Child Alive’s Black Ball has raised over $18.5 million for children and families affected by HIV in Africa and India.

Check out more photos from the glamorous gala below:

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