Twenty years ago, Maxwell released his third studio album Now via Columbia Records. To celebrate this milestone, the R&B legend has released a digital remaster of the LP, as well as two EPs: Get to Know Ya and Lifetime. Both EPs include a variety of rare mixes for listening pleasure.
â€œThank you to the many who came to this album and accepted it for what it was and not what they expected it to be,â€ Maxwell shared on Instagram.
Released on August 14, 2001, Now earned Maxwell his first number-one album on the Billboard 200 chart. The 11-track LP included â€œLifetime,â€ which was nominated for Best Male R&B Performance at the 44th Grammy Awards,â€ and his cover of Kate Bushâ€™s â€œThis Womanâ€™s Work.â€
In April, Maxwellâ€™s debut album, Maxwellâ€™s Urban Hang Suite, turned 25. He spoke with Rated R&B about his experience recording the album. Revisit our conversation here.
Later this fall, Maxwell will co-headline H.E.R.â€™s two-day Lights On Festival in Brooklyn. The lineup will also include SWV, Ari Lennox, Bryson Tiller, Chloe Bailey (of Chloe x Halle), Joyce Wrice, Lucky Daye, Queen Naija, Tone Stith, Victoria MonÃ©t and more.
Revisit Maxwellâ€™s Now album and listen to his two EPs below.