The Complete List Of Maxwell’s Greatest Songs

Maxwell Songs

Maxwell’s best songs through the years have been slow-burning, romantic pieces that speak to the heart. The R&B singer has been making music for nearly 30 years and has released seven albums. In that time he collaborated with some of the biggest names in music and had plenty of hits. Here are Maxwell‘s best songs:

Who is Maxwell?

Maxwell is a singer, songwriter and record producer. He was born on May 23, 1973 in Brooklyn, New York.He released his debut album “Maxwell’s Urban Hang Suite” in 1996. His second album “Embrya” was released in 1998 and it reached number one on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and on the U.S. Heatseekers Albums chart.

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His third album “Now”, which was released in 2001, reached number one on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and on the U.S. Heatseekers Albums chart as well as number two on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart and number five on UK Albums Chart.

His fourth album “BLACKsummers’night” was released in 2009 and it reached number one on several Billboard charts including: Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, Top Rap Albums and Top 200 Albums charts as well as number one on UK Albums Chart.

He has won three Grammy Awards, six Soul Train Music Awards and two NAACP Image Awards.

 

What kind of music does Maxwell sing?

Maxwell has been credited for spearheading the “neo soul” movement with fellow soul artists Erykah Badu and D’Angelo. The artist’s first release, Maxwell’s Urban Hang Suite, is a prime example of the neo-soul sound that hooked listeners to the genre and garnered commercial appeal.

 

Maxwell’s Top Ten Hits

2009 – “Pretty Wings”

Maxwell’s “Pretty Wings” is a song from his album, BLACKsummers’night. The song was written by Maxwell and Hod David.The song won the Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance and was nominated at the 52nd Grammy Awards for Song of the Year and Best R&B Song.

1999 – “Fortunate”

Maxwell’s second album, Embrya, was released in October 1999 and featured the hit single “Fortunate”. The song reached number one on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and stayed at the top for eight weeks. The track also peaked at number four on the Billboard Hot 100.

1996 – “Ascension (Don’t Ever Wonder)”

It was released as the second single from Maxwell’s debut album, Maxwell’s Urban Hang Suite, in 1996. It peaked at number 36 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 28 on the UK Singles Chart.

2001 – “Lifetime”

It was released as the second single from Maxwell’s 2001 album Now. The song entered the top five on Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop playlist.

1997 – “Whenever, Wherever, Whatever”

The song went platinum in the United States and sold more than a million copies worldwide. It peaked at No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and was featured on his debut album Maxwell’s Urban Hang Suite..

1997 – “This Woman’s Work”

Maxwell did a cover of the song for publication on his album. This version of the song was released in 2001 as the album’s third single. It peaked at number 58 on the US Billboard charts and at number 16 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2002.

2013 – “Fire We Make” (with Alicia Keys)

A song by Alicia Keys and Maxwell from Keys’ fifth studio album Girl on Fire (2012). It reached number 29 on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and #1 on the Adult R&B chart.

2009 – Love You”

In 2009, Maxwell released his sixth studio album, BLACKsummers’night. The album was released on July 7, 2009 and earned Maxwell a Grammy Award for Best Urban/Alternative Performance. It peaked at number twenty-seven on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.

1998 – “Matrimony: Maybe You”

Released as the sequel to “Luxury Cococure” in 1998, the song was a modest hit on the radio and peaked at number one. It peaked at number 79 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.

1996 – “Sumthin; Sumthin'”

Released as the sequel to “Luxury Cococure” in 1998, the song was a modest hit on the radio and peaked at number one. It peaked at number 79 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.

 

FAQ

Why did Maxwell stop singing?

In 2009, the singer had to go through throat surgery because of swelling and took a break.

Where is Maxwell from?

Brooklyn, New York, United States

How many records has Maxwell sold?

All told, Maxwell has sold 7.4 million albums in the U.S., according to MRC Data. Closing in on the 1 billion mark, his songs have collectively registered 998.8 million U.S. on-demand streams

What is Maxwell’s famous song?

Pretty Wings” won a Grammy Award for Best Male RandB Vocal Performance and was nominated for a Grammy for Song of the Year, as well as Best RandB Song. It was Maxwell’s third gold single, and it reached the top of the Billboard RandB and Urban Contemporary charts in 2009.

Does Maxwell write his own songs?

He started writing his own songs using an inexpensive Casio keyboard he received from a friend.

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