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Maxwell’s "Black Summers' Night" Success Delays Part Two

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Maxwell had his comeback all planned out.

Taking the one-two punch approach, the crooner was supposed to release the second album in his “BLACKsummers’night” trilogy this summer – which would mark one year since the release of the first CD in the series. What he didn’t plan on was the first album still being hot a year later.

Now, the release of “blackSUMMERS’night” might be pushed back into the fall…or even 2011. And who knows when part 3, “blacksummers’NIGHT’ will see daylight.

“These are good problems, I guess,” Maxwell joked to the Associated Press Tuesday. “I had a plan — every year something new, and I thought that that would be a good enough time to sort of give people space to feel like they weren’t being inundated by what I was doing,” he said. “I’ve had this entire trilogy with me for years, for four or five years, so I can wait. I just want people to get it when they want it. … At this point, it’s in their hands.

“BLACKsummers’night” — his first album in eight years — has sold more than 1 million copies since it was released last summer. It won the 37-year-old the first two Grammys of his career earlier this year.

He’s just launched a tour with singer-actress Jill Scott; he will also be touring with Erykah Badu and Melanie Fiona on other dates.

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