Congratulations are in order for Neo-soul singer Maxwell. ‘BLACKsummers’night’ (Columbia), Maxwell’s first CD since 2001, opened at No. 1 on the Billboard album chart, with 316,000 sales, according to Nielsen SoundScan, his best sales week ever. The album is #1 on both the Soundscan Album Retailer chart and the Current R&B chart. It is the first full-length Maxwell album since 2001′s ‘Now’, his critically acclaimed thrid studio album, which also debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200. ‘BLACKsummers’night‘ lead single “Pretty Wings” has already spent four weeks in the #1 spot on the Billboard’s Hot Singles Sales Chart, where it’s closely followed by “Cold”, another single from ‘BLACKsummers’night’. Maxwell’s second single “Bad Habits” is the nation’s #1 most added song at Urban Adult radio according to Medaibase, the music industy’s first mass-airplay monitoring service.
Maxwell should be in good spirits as of lately. After a 5 year hiatus his new album, ‘BLACKsummers’night’, has been received well even producing a hit single “Pretty Wings “. The album dropped this Tuesday July 7th.
He even visited 106 & Park to discuss his album and promotional tour dates. It’s good to see his success after leaving the game for so long!
Check out the artwork for Jordin Spark’s second album titled Battlefield. Simple but seductive in a way. Since her American Idol days she’s really growing into her own woman.
The 2009 BET Awards nominations were announced yesterday.
Leading the pack of nominees are Beyonce, Lil’ Wayne and T.I wtih 5 nominations, Keri Hilson, and T-Pain snagged 4, Kanye West, Jazmine Sullivan and Jamie Foxx with 3 and Rihanna with 2 nominations of her own.
The award show will be hosted by Jamie Foxx, held in Los Angeles on Sunday, June 28.
Performers include Beyonce, Maxwell and Ne-Yo.