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First Name
Maxwell

Birthday
1973-05-23

Birthplace
Brooklyn,NY

Zodiac Sign
Gemini

Ethnicity
Multiracial

Claim to Fame
Neo Soul Movement

Gender
Male

Nationality
American

Music Genre
R&B

Music Style
Soul, Neo-Soul, Urban, Contemporary R&B, Adult Contemporary R&B

Music Mood
Carefree, Stylish, Confident, Romantic, Sexy, Party/Celebratory, Intimate, Sensual, Playful, Slick, Relaxed

Instrument
Vocals

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Wikipedia Text

Gerald Maxwell Rivera, (born May 23, 1973), better known by his stage name Maxwell, is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, and actor. Maxwell's career began after he was bought a cheap keyboard, by 1991 he was performing on the New York City club scene. Following Maxwell's performances he began to draw interests and eventually signed a recording contract with Columbia Records in 1994. Maxwell's debut Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite (1996) was released after being shelved for nearly a year, due to record executives' doubts of its sales potential, despite an initial lack of mainstream interest, Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite experienced a boost in sales and within a year it had sold one million copies.


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Soundtrack, Actor/Actress, Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Profile Bio Text
Along with fellow founders D`Angelo and Erykah Badu, Maxwell was enormously important in defining and shaping the neo-soul movement that rose to prominence over the latter half of the `90s. Drawing his greatest inspiration from the concept of the R&B auteur (looking to artists like Prince, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, etc.), Maxwell recorded some of the most ambitious R&B of his time, becoming wildly popular and often earning critical raves in the process. What was more, his recurring theme of romantic monogamy set him apart from the vast majority of his bump`n`grind lover-man contemporaries. Maxwell was born May 23, 1973, in Brooklyn, NY; he adopted his middle name as his stage moniker, keeping his real identity a closely guarded secret out of concern for his family`s privacy. Born of Puerto Rican and black Caribbean stock, Maxwell suffered the loss of his father (in a plane crash) when he was just three years old. The experience made him a deeply religious child, and he first began singing in his Baptist church. Still, he didn`t really get serious about music until age 17, when he began writing his own songs using a cheap Casio keyboard given to him by a friend. Initially influenced by early-`80s urban R&B, he progressed rapidly, and by 1991 he was performing on the New York club scene, despite ridicule from classmates who couldn`t imagine the shy, awkward teenager doing anything of the sort. After making a name for himself, he signed a recording contract with Columbia in 1994. Maxwell recorded his debut album that year, working extensively with several collaborators: songwriter Leon Ware (who`d co-written much of the material on Marvin Gaye`s I Want You album in 1976), guitarist Wah Wah Watson (who`d also worked with Gaye), and multi-instrumentalist Stuart Matthewman (a longtime cohort of Sade). Maxwell`s Urban Hang Suite was a romantic concept album in the vein of Gaye`s greatest `70s work, with a more modern flavor courtesy of Prince`s influence; inspired by a brief but intense affair, the record`s giddy celebration of committed monogamy could have come off as old-fashioned as its classic influences, given the marketplace dominance of hip-hop soul at the time. Partly for those fears, it wasn`t released right away, although a series of shake-ups in Columbia`s management played a bigger role in the delay. It wasn`t until the spring of 1996 that Maxwell`s Urban Hang Suite finally appeared. Sales were slow to take off at first, even though Maxwell scored some airplay with "...Til the Cops Come Knockin`." The gold-selling second single "Ascension (Never Wonder)" lit the fuse, however, and Urban Hang Suite went platinum before a year had passed, also earning a Grammy nomination. Now elevated to sex-symbol status, Maxwell capitalized on his breakthrough with the MTV Unplugged EP, taken from his live MTV performance. It attracted attention and acclaim outside the R&B community with the left-field cover choices "This Woman`s Work" (by prog rocker Kate Bush) and "Closer" (the Nine Inch Nails hit). Additionally, the Unplugged version of "Whenever, Wherever, Whatever" earned him another Grammy nomination (for Best Male Pop Vocal). Anticipation for his second full-length album was high, and when Embrya was released in 1998, it entered the charts at number three. Reviews were more mixed this time around, with some critics charging that Maxwell`s ambition had crossed the line into indulgence; still, the record duplicated its predecessor`s platinum sales. In 1999, Maxwell scored his biggest hit to date with the single "Fortunate," an R. Kelly composition he recorded for the soundtrack of the film Life; it was a mammoth success, ranking as the number one R&B hit of the year in Billboard magazine. Later that year, he also cut two songs for the soundtrack of The Best Man. In August 2001, Maxwell returned with his third full-length album, Now, which was touted as a return to the more straightforwardly romantic atmosphere of his debut. It entered the album charts at number one and quickly launched a hit single in "Lifetime." ~ Steve Huey, All Music Guide

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www.mtv.com/music/artist/maxwell/artist.jhtml#bio

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Full Name at Birth
Gerald Maxwell Rivera

Occupation Text
Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer

Build
Athletic

Hair Color
Black

Official Websites
www.musze.com/

Film Role
Costume Department

Year(s) Active
1991–2002, 2009-present

Dating Status
Dating

Current Partner
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Distinctive Feature
Voice

Religion
Baptist

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