This Woman's Work
Whenever Wherever Whatever
Lake By the Ocean
Along with fellow founders D'Angelo and Erykah Badu, Maxwell was enormously important in defining and shaping the neo-soul movement that rose to prominence over the latter half of the '90s. Drawing his greatest inspiration from the concept of the R&B auteur (looking to artists like Prince, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, etc.), Maxwell recorded some of the most ambitious R&B of his time, becoming wildly popular and often earning critical raves in the process. What was more, his recurring theme of romantic monogamy set him apart from the vast majority of his bump'n'grind loverman contemporaries.
Maxwell won three Grammy awards for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance, Best R&B Album, and Best R&B Song. He has also been awarded two NNACP Image Awards, and six Soul Train Music Awards.