Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Maxwell showed his interest in music very early age. His mother is a classically trained pianist who taught Maxwell how to play the piano.
He was also trained by his private voice teacher, Adam Mitchell. Eventually, Maxwell began performing at the Temple Church of God In Christ, located in Brooklyn. While working with ‘The Brothers,’ he was introduced to Stevie Wonder, who signed him to Motown Records soon afterward.
When Did Maxwell Start His Career
Maxwell’s career started in 1991 when he signed to Columbia Records as a solo artist. He released his debut album Maxwell’s Urban Hang Suite, in 1994 and received three Grammy Awards for it. The album was certified Platinum by the RIAA, which means that it sold over one million copies in the United States alone.
It also became an international success and reached one on Billboard’s Top R&B Albums chart and two on its Top 200 list. In 1992 he released his second album titled “Embrya”, which also sold more than 500k copies making him one of the most successful artists. Alongside his music career, Maxwell has been involved in several business ventures, including starting his record.
In 1996 Maxwell released his second studio album, Now (titled after the single “Now”), debuting at two on Billboard’s Top 200 list and being certified Double Platinum by the RIAA for selling over two million copies in the US alone as well as reaching one on its Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and six on Canada’s RPM 100 Singles chart, where it was later certified 5× Platinum for sales of more than 500 000 units.
He was once a millionaire but lost most of it in 2009 during the financial crisis, as he owned a house in New Jersey that he could not sell. He is now living in one of his rented apartments in Brooklyn. Maxwell has an estimated net worth of $10 million. He made most of his money from his albums and other business ventures. He was once a millionaire but lost most of it in 2009 during the financial crisis.
Maxwell was born in Brooklyn on May 23, 1973. He grew up in a religious household and played piano and violin early.
Maxwell is a vegetarian who loves to cook for himself and his friends when he has free time. He is also very private, preferring not to talk about his personal life or relationships with the media. Maxwell has never been married but has two children from previous relationships: one son with Ian Gittens and one daughter with Deshona Burkes-Singer (the mother of Maxwell’s son).
Maxwell plays several instruments, including piano, keyboards, drums, and bass guitar. He can also sing well enough to record his songs—but he often performs them himself.
He signed with Columbia Records in 1994, and his debut album Urban Hang Suite was released in 1996. It was followed by Embrya (1998) and Now (2001). His fifth studio album BLACKsummers’night was released in 2009, which won him two Grammy Awards for Best R&B Album and Best Male R&B Vocal Performance.