maxwell1After 6 lengthy years away from the limelight, it seems as if Maxwell still has that “it” factor.  His highly anticipated album BlackSummer’s night entered the Billboard Top 200 at #1 this week. 

With first week’s sales of 316,499, according to SoundScan, BLACKsummers’night is enjoying the highest debut sales week, and best overall sales week of Maxwell’s career. BLACKsummers’night is #1 on the SoundScan Album Retailer chart and is #1 on the Current R&B chart.

Maxwell recently returned to the top of the nation’s singles charts when “Pretty Wings,” the first single from BLACKsummers’night, rocketed to the #1 slot on America’s Urban Adult radio stations less than eight weeks after its release.

I am a little curious to know if artists weren’t releasing such lackluster albums, would we still be this enthusiastic?  Either way Maxwell is one talented (and handsome) man.  With that in mind I can’t wait for the next album.