Maxwell performed a medley of songs from his career—including “Bad Habits,” “Lifetime,” and “Sumthin’ Sumthin’”—at the 2021 Soul Train Awards. He was also honored with the Legend award, which Jazmine Sullivan presented to him onstage. Check out his acceptance speech and the full medley performance below.
Earlier this month, Maxwell announced a 2022 tour and shared a new song called “Off.” He also noted that blacksummers’NIGHT—the long awaited final installment in his trilogy that began with 2009’s BLACKsummers’night and continued with blackSUMMERS’night in 2016—would be released in spring 2022.
Back in 2018, as he shared the song “Shame,” Maxwell first said he’d complete his trilogy in 2019 with NIGHT. At the time, it was said that NIGHT would be released via Columbia, unlike blacksummers’NIGHT, which is slated to arrive via his Musze label in agreement with BMG.
Read about Maxwell’s Embrya in Pitchfork’s “The 50 Best Albums of 1998” feature.