Maxwell

Maxwell

  • Highest Rated: 100% Rock Rubber 45s (2018)
  • Lowest Rated: 91% Girls Trip (2017)
  • Birthday: Not Available
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Hailed as one of the founders of the neo-soul movement of the 1990s, along with D'Angelo and Erykah Badu. Before his big break in the music business he worked as a waiter in restaurants in New York. (He was not a good waiter, he acknowledges.) His father, who died in a place crash when he was 3, was Puerto Rican, and his mother is Haitian. To protect his family's privacy, he took on his middle name as a stage name. Started writing songs at 17 and taught himself to play keyboards and guitar. He was signed to Columbia in 1994 and recorded his debut album, Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite, that year, but due to label management changes, it was not released until 1996. His debut album celebrates committed monogamy and was inspired by an intense and brief love affair. His influences include Marvin Gaye, Prince, Al Green and Leon Ware. For most of the 2000s, he was out of the limelight and did not release a CD from 2001 until '09. He spent the time, he said, reading, playing piano, and, not surprisingly (as he is a ladies' favorite), dating. His "comeback" 2009 CD, BLACKsummers'night, drew critical raves and topped the R&B charts.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

100% Rock Rubber 45s Actor 2018
91% Girls Trip Himself $115.1M 2017
No Score Yet Dead Dog Sophie 2000

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Performer
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Performer
  • 2016
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show
2008
Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet Dancing With the Stars
2005
Performer
  • 2010
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Performer
  • 2010
  • 2001
31% The Jay Leno Show
2009-2010
Performer
  • 2009
No Score Yet The Chris Rock Show
1997-2000
Guest
  • 1997

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