Soul star Maxwell is back with ‘blackSUMMERS’night,’ out today, July 1, on Columbia Records.
The second installment of the Grammy-winning and critically acclaimed musical trilogy is shaping up to be the best-reviewed album of the year and comes during a week of intense activity.
The new album comes during a period that sees new highs for Maxwell, even for an artist with a 20-year career that has encompassed many big moments:
· Last Sunday, Maxwell’s performances of “Lake By The Ocean” and Prince’s “Nothing Compares 2 U” at the 2016 BET Awards were widely considered one of the night’s big wins.
Watch here: http://www.bet.com/video/betawards/2016/performances/maxwell-lake-by-the-ocean-nothing-compares-2-u.html
· Last night, Maxwell performed “Lake By The Ocean” on Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WbsVXXotudg
· Today, Maxwell will appear on Tavis Smiley and will headline the Essence Festival tonight in New Orleans.
· Maxwell will appear on All Things Considered on Tuesday, July 5.
· Maxwell will perform live on Good Morning America Thursday, July 7.
· “The Last Days Of Summers,” a behind-the-scenes look at the making of ‘blackSUMMERS’night,’ airs tonight on BET Soul and tomorrow on Centric, both at 9 pm EST.
“Lake By The Ocean,” which many are hailing as Maxwell’s best song to date, is on its fourth week at No. 1 on Billboard’s Adult R&B chart.
‘blackSUMMERS’night’ is classic Maxwell, with sensual production showcasing the soul singer’s signature voice that has redefined soul music since the icon’s classic 1996 debut, ‘Maxwell’s Urban Hang Suite.’ ‘blackSUMMERS’night’ is his fifth studio album and the follow up to 2009’s platinum-selling ‘BLACKsummers’night,’ which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and won two Grammys, including Best R&B Album.