Maxwell

Jun
5
Maxwell Celebrates 40th Birthday in NYC

Swizz Beatz, Maxwell, Tyson Beckford, and Carmelo Anthony

Maxwell ushered in his 40th birthday with a grown and sexy celebration in New York City last night. The R&B heartthrob, who turned 40 last month, partied with his pals Swizz Beatz, Tyson Beckford, and Carmelo Anthony at Jay-Z’s 40/40 Club. The birthday boy was presented with a cake and toasted with D’Ussé cognac.

“thank you all of you this is so nice,” tweeted Maxwell, who is gearing up for his new album blackSUMMERS’night.

See more pics from the birthday bash below.

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Apr
23
Video: Alicia Keys f/ Maxwell – ‘Fire We Make’

Maxwell and Alicia Keys

She set the charts on fire with her female anthem “Girl on Fire.” Now Alicia Keys is burning up the screen in the sizzling video for “Fire We Make,” her duet with Maxwell off her album Girl on Fire.

The R&B songstress cozies up to her hunky co-star and cools herself off with ice in the Chris Robinson-directed clip, which was shot in New Orleans.

Watch them turn up the heat just in time for summer.

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Apr
22
Video: Alicia Keys f/ Maxwell – ‘Fire We Make’ [Teaser]

Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys burns up the screen in the sultry video for “Fire We Make,” her duet with Maxwell off her album Girl on Fire. The Grammy-winning siren teases with 60 seconds of the Chris Robinson-directed clip, which was shot in New Orleans.

Alicia lays across the floor of her bedroom on a hot day, cooling herself off with ice and a fan as Maxwell sits across the room.

The full video will premiere tomorrow, but you can feel the heat with the teaser below.

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Jan
7
Maxwell Previews New Song ‘Gods’

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Just last week, Maxwell posted a partial tracklisting for his upcoming album Summers’. And now he breaks us off with a 40-second snippet of one of the new songs, “Gods.” He recorded his computer screen as the audio plays through the speakers.

“If you want, you can fly, you can float/ You can walk, you can do what you want/ But if the smallest seed of feeling is left with you/ You will see you were wrong,” he sings.

It may not be much, but we’ll take what we can get.

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Jan
4
Maxwell Reveals Partial ‘Summers” Tracklisting

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2012 went by without a new album from Maxwell, but 2013 is looking promising. The soul man is gearing up to release Summers’, the highly-anticipated follow-up to his 2009 album BLACKsummers’night. He revealed the partial tracklisting on Twitter. The seven tracks include song titles like “Sirens,” Gods,” and “Hostage.” See what Maxwell has in store in the months ahead.

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Nov
20
New Music: Alicia Keys f/ Maxwell – ‘Fire We Make’

Swizz Beatz, Alicia Keys, and Maxwell

Alicia Keys and Maxwell set off sparks on their electric collaboration “Fire We Make,” produced by Pop & Oak (Elle Varner, Nicki Minaj). The Grammy winners take it to the bedroom on the slow-burning duet off Alicia’s new album Girl on Fire, available November 27.

“With the fire we make, it’s getting hotter and hotter/ Like a moth to a flame, I can’t stay away,” coos Alicia, while Maxwell seduces as he sings in a falsetto.

It’s getting hot in here.

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Jun
18
Maxwell Performs on ‘VH1 Storytellers’ [Video]

Maxwell

Maxwell spent an intimate evening with his fans on “VH1 Storytellers.” The smooth operator and his 10-piece band performed a soulful set before a 150-member audience at Metropolis Studios in New York City. He catered to the ladies with the sultry “Bad Habits,” pleaded for the troops return before the politically-inspired “Fistful of Tears,” and had everyone on their feet for “Sumthin’ Sumthin’” and “Get to Know Ya,” closing with “Pretty Wings.”

“‘Storytellers’ has been around for 15 years, and it’s been 15 years since I put out my first album Maxwell’s Urban Hang Suite,” the humble crooner told the crowd. “You have this dream as a kid, and the next thing you know you’re at ‘VH1 Storytellers’ and the crowd is singing along to your songs. It’s a blessing.”

The follow-up to BLACKsummers’night is due later this year, but for now, groove to the sweet sounds of Maxwell below.

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