On this day in 1973, Maxwell was born

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Musician Maxwell performs at the 'Brilliant is Beautiful' fund raiser dinner organized by the NGO Artists for Peace and Justice, in London, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)
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Maxwell, also known as Gerald Maxwell Rivera, was born on May 23, 1973. He is known for his smooth, soulful voice and contemporary R&B sound. He rose to prominence in the mid-1990s with his debut album “Maxwell’s Urban Hang Suite,” which became a critical and commercial success.

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Maxwell grew up in a musically inclined family. He developed a passion for music at an early age and began performing in local clubs during his teenage years. His vocal abilities and distinct style drew attention from industry professionals, leading to a record deal with Columbia Records.

Despite extended breaks between album releases, Maxwell has maintained a dedicated fan base throughout his career. His commitment to quality over quantity has contributed to his status as one of the most respected and influential soul singers of his generation.


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