Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Years Active: 1994-present
Genres: R&B, Soul, Neo Soul, Quiet Storm, Funk, Jazz
Gerald Maxwell Rivera (born May 23, 1973), better known by the mononym Maxwell, is an American R&B artist. He played an important role in the development of the soul sub-genre, neo-soul. Maxwell was born in Brooklyn, New York. Maxwell began working with songwriter Leon Ware and noted guitarist Wah Wah Watson to record his debut "Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite" which was released in 1996. It sold over 2,000,000 copies, earning 2X platinum status, and was nominated for a Grammy Award. Maxwell's second studio album, "Embrya," was released in 1998. The following year, Maxwell released "Fortunate", a single written by R. Kelly and featured on the soundtrack for the 1999 film "Life." The single p...
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