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Finally! Maxwell Announces New Album Set For 2016 Release

Part 2 of 'BlackSummers'Night' Due This Year, Singer Says

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It’s hard to believe it’s nearly been two decades since the world was introduced to the velvet croon of Grammy winning singer Maxwell.  But, with April 2016 will come the 20th anniversary of ‘Urban Hang Suite’ – his debut album featuring the hits ‘Whenever, Wherever, Whatever’ and  ‘Ascension (Don’t Ever Wonder).’  Now, ever impatiently, fans have been left wondering where part 2 to the R&B beau’s album trilogy has been hiding.

Well, wonder no more.

Taking to our friends at Essence, Max lent a long-awaited update on blackSUMMERs’night – the follow-up to 2009’s BLACKsummers’night – and tells readers they may have their hands on it sooner than they expect. Updates await below:


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BET Experience 2014: Mary J. Blige, Maxwell, Tamar Braxton & More Announced As First Performers


The BET Experience is back!

Set to kick off this June in the run-up to the 2014 edition of the BET Awards, the three-day extravaganza will see the likes of Mary J. Blige, Maxwell, Tamar Braxton, Jennifer Hudson, and more take to the stage at one of Los Angeles’ most renown arenas.

Peep the press release after the jump…


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Jennifer Lopez Confirms New Duet With…Maxwell


As collaborations go, Jennifer Lopez has notched up a fair number during her tenure at the top.

However, proving that she still has the ability to shock, the dynamite diva has announced her next duet will be with none other than soulful crooner Maxwell.

The revelation came during a recent radio interview Virgin Dubai, in which she talked new material, touring and promoted her involvement with this Summer’s World Cup in Brazil.

Take a listen below…


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Weigh In: Maxwell Suffers Backlash After Referring To Justin Bieber As “Light Skinned Negro”

‘This Woman’s Work’ wailer Maxwell worked up a firestorm of controversy with his Twitter followers earlier today when he shared a tweet jokingly praising the “light skinned negro”.

Listing a host of performers including Drake, Prince, Chris Brown, and more, fans weren’t too pleased when they got to the last name on the last – pop pinup Justin Bieber.

The response was so brutal, the ‘Fortunate’ crooner had to follow with a number of explanatory tweets to ensure everyone understood it was a joke.

Was it worth the uproar?  You tell us:


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Hot Shots: Maxwell Rubs Shoulders With Naomi Campbell At ‘US Open’

Naomi Campbell found herself in good company yesterday, when she spent the day at the The Moet & Chandon Suite watching the US open alongside R&B veteran Maxwell.

Looking on as Serena Williams battled Na Li at the Billie Jean King Tennis Center, ‘The Urban Theme’ maestro was snapped enjoying all the suite had to offer alongside the supermodel, four years after the release of his fourth studio album ‘BLACKsummers’night‘- welcoming opening sales of 316,000 units and debuting at #1 on the Billboard 200.

More from their sighting below…


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Watch: Chrisette Michele, Jill Scott, and Maxwell Rock 2013 Essence Festival


So, you’re mad that you’re missing all the action of the superstar-studded Essence Fest, huh?

We’re sure you’ve seen the bill that includes, but is certainly not limited to:  Beyonce, Brandy, Trey Songz, Emeli Sande,  Charlie Wilson, Solange, and many more.

Now, we’ve already showed you B-rocka rocking the house in the annual New Orleans-hosted fest, but fret not for That Grape Juice is bringing the festivities to you!

Tuck in below to see today’s top R&B neo-soul artists show ’em how it’s done.  Performances from Chrisette Michele, Jill Scott, Kelly Price, Faith Evans, and Maxwell await…



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Maxwell Unveils Plans For Joint Album With Alicia Keys

Looks like ‘Fire We Make’ duo Alicia Keys and Maxwell are looking to make more hot music if his recent announcement is anything to go by.

Indeed, while the ‘This Woman’s Work’ wailer is hard at work on ‘blackSUMMERSnight’ – the second of his critically acclaimed trilogy, recent interviews with Essence and Billboard have lent clues about what else the crooner is hard at work on.

Reportedly teaming with Alicia Keys for a “Marvin Gaye/Tammi Terrell”-styled duet EP, peek after the jump to get the details on both of the crooner’s upcoming ventures and when you can get your hands on them:


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