R&B Singer

Gerald Maxwell Rivera, known mononymously as Maxwell, is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer. He rose to prominence following the release of his debut studio album Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite, which received widespread acclaim, and spawned the singles "Ascension" and "Sumthin' Sumthin'".

Full Name
Gerald Maxwell Rivera
May 23, 1973
Net Worth


Maxwell was born on May 23, 1973, in Brooklyn, New York. His zodiac sign is Gemini and his ethnicity is African-American. He is the son of a Haitian immigrant father and an African-American mother. Maxwell grew up in Brooklyn and began singing at a young age, performing in church and school choirs. At age 18, he moved to North Carolina to pursue a degree in music production from North Carolina Central University. 

Maxwell's professional career began when he signed with Columbia Records in 1996. His debut album 'Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite' was released two years later and was an instant commercial success, earning him two Grammy Award nominations for Best R&B Album and Best R&B Male Vocal Performance. The album spawned hits such as 'Ascension (Don't Ever Wonder)', 'Sumthin Sumthin', and 'Whenever Wherever Whatever'. In 2001, Maxwell released his second studio album ‘Now’ which featured hit singles like ‘Lifetime’, ‘This Woman’s Work’, and ‘Fortunate’. 

In 2009 Maxwell returned to the scene with his third studio album ‘BLACKsummers'night’ which won Best Contemporary R&B Album at the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards in 2010. This was followed by four more albums; ‘blackSUMMERS'night’ (2016), ‘Night’ (2017), ‘Nightsongs: Live & Unplugged’ (2018), and ‘The Glass House: The Music of Partition’ (2019). 

Throughout his career, Maxwell has earned numerous award nominations including 11 BET Awards nominations, 3 American Music Awards nominations, 12 NAACP Image Awards nominations winning 4 times out of those 12. He has also won 6 Soul Train Music Awards out of 16 nominations. He continues to be one of the most influential figures in contemporary music today.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1973</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Maxwell is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On May 23, 1973, Maxwell was born in Brooklyn New York and raised in the borough's East Flatbush neighborhood.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1996</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Debut Album Released</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Maxwell releases his debut album "Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite" which gains critical acclaim and earns him five Grammy Award nominations.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1999</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">2nd Album is Released</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Maxwell releases his sophomore album "Embrya" which further expands his sound and solidifies him as an R&B artist.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2001</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Grammy Award Winner</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Maxwell wins two Grammy Awards for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance and Best R&B Album at the 43rd Annual Grammy Awards.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2009</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">3rd Album Released</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Maxwell releases his third album "BLACKsummers'night" which is certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2016</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">4th Album Released</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Maxwell releases his fourth studio album "blackSUMMERS'night" which receives widespread critical praise and wins two Grammy Awards.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2019</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">5th Album Released</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Maxwell releases his fifth studio album "Night" which debuts at number three on the Billboard 200 chart.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> He's a Great Musician</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Maxwell is an incredibly talented musician who has carved out his own unique style of R&B. His music is soulful and often heartfelt, and he has the ability to captivate listeners with his powerful voice and passionate performance.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> He's a Great Performer</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Maxwell is an electrifying performer on stage. He always puts on an incredible show that leaves the audience wanting more. His energy and charisma are contagious, and he knows how to get the crowd going with his smooth moves and impressive dance skills.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> He's an Inspiration</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Maxwell is an inspiration to many people. He has overcome adversity in his life and has achieved his dreams through hard work and dedication. He encourages others to follow their dreams no matter what their circumstances may be. Maxwell is living proof that anything is possible if you believe in yourself.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> Grammy Award Winner</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Maxwell is a Grammy award-winning R&B singer, songwriter, and producer, who has won four awards in total.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Self-Taught Musician</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Maxwell was a self-taught musician, learning to play the piano, drums, and guitar without any formal training.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Created His Own Record Label</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Maxwell created his own record label, Columbia Records, which he used to release his highly successful album, Embrya.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Collaborated with Other Artists</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Maxwell has collaborated with multiple artists such as Jay Z, Mary J. Blige, and Alicia Keys.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> First Black Male Artist to Headline at Coachella</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Maxwell became the first black male artist to headline at Coachella in 2017.</p></div>


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