R&B Heartthrob Maxwell Returns After 8 Years!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

R&B heartthrob Maxwell looks drastically different than he did 8 years ago when he released his last album, the platinum Now. Since his 1996 debut, Maxwell drew attention both for good looks and for his music, especially from women. He wore his hair in a massive wavy afro. He was frequently photographed shirtless, and if he was wearing a shirt it was unbuttoned.

Now, he looks more conservative. He has a short hair cut. He wears sleek, dinner party attire. He sometimes dons those thick nerd spectacles, and is pictured in promo shots holding an eco-friendly coffee cup.

But while Maxwell's appearance may play down his pretty boy attributes, songs from his new album, BLACKsummers'night, still offer a good balance of romantic mid-tempo ballads and slow jams. The album's first single, "Pretty Wings," is already No. 3 at Urban AC radio in just three weeks.

The positive reaction was evident last week at an album listening party held in Beverly Hills. Music industry professionals were actually quite giddy to see the 35-year-old back on the scene... More about this news on Yahoo Entertainment here!

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