Maxwell Rivera is an American R&B artist who professionally goes by the name Maxwell. He played an important role in the development of the subgenre of neo-soul music.
Maxwell has a trilogy of albums released over three years, starting in 2009 with Black. Black was released in 2009. The second album, Summers' came out in 2010 and the third album, Night, in 2011. An audio clip of the song "Pretty Wings" from Black was also featured on his MySpace page in 2008. The full single made its world premier on the Tom Joyner Morning Show on April 28, 2009, after the New School/Old School Remix by Steve "Silk" Hurley. "Pretty Wings" is also sold as a digital download on iTunes.