"Soul music is soul music. It can be wrapped up in a neo soul package; it can be called hip-hop soul. But soul is soul, and it's been around; it will never go away."

  • Born Gerald Maxwell Rivera on May 23, 1973, in Brooklyn, New York
  • Maxwell scored his first Top 40 hit with 1996's "Ascension (Don't Ever Wonder)." He earned his a Top 5 album with 1998's Embrya, which was followed by his first No. 1 album: 2001's Now.
  • He won his first GRAMMYs for 2009 for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance ("Pretty Wings") and Best R&B Album for Blacksummers' Night. He made his GRAMMY stage debut at the 52nd GRAMMY Awards in 2010, performing "Pretty Wings" and "Where Is The Love" with Roberta Flack.
  • Did you know? Maxwell's first job was a dishwasher at a Pizza Hut.
  • In 2009 Maxwell performed a special concert at the Novo by Microsoft benefiting the GRAMMY Museum.

 

Maxwell

"Soul music is soul music. It can be wrapped up in a neo soul package; it can be called hip-hop soul. But soul is soul, and it's been around; it will never go away."

  • Born Gerald Maxwell Rivera on May 23, 1973, in Brooklyn, New York
  • Maxwell scored his first Top 40 hit with 1996's "Ascension (Don't Ever Wonder)." He earned his a Top 5 album with 1998's Embrya, which was followed by his first No. 1 album: 2001's Now.
  • He won his first GRAMMYs for 2009 for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance ("Pretty Wings") and Best R&B Album for Blacksummers' Night. He made his GRAMMY stage debut at the 52nd GRAMMY Awards in 2010, performing "Pretty Wings" and "Where Is The Love" with Roberta Flack.
  • Did you know? Maxwell's first job was a dishwasher at a Pizza Hut.
  • In 2009 Maxwell performed a special concert at the Novo by Microsoft benefiting the GRAMMY Museum.

 

GRAMMY Award Results for Maxwell

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Wins
Best R&B Song
Lake By The Ocean
 
Wins
Best Male R&B Vocal Performance
Pretty Wings
Best R&B Album
Blacksummers' Night
Nominations
Song Of The Year
Pretty Wings
Best Male Pop Vocal Performance
Love You
Best Pop Instrumental Performance
Phoenix Rise
Best R&B Song
Pretty Wings
 
Nominations
Best Male R&B Vocal Performance
Lifetime
 
Nominations
Best Male R&B Vocal Performance
Fortunate (Single)
 
Nominations
Best Male R&B Vocal Performance
Matrimony: Maybe You (Track)
Best R&B Album
Embrya (Album)
 
Nominations
Best Male Pop Vocal Performance
Whenever Wherever Whatever (Track)
 
Nominations
Best R&B Album
Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite (Album)