Maxwell Thinks BET Is Simply Beautiful

noah | June 25, 2008 9:15 am
Al Green was the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award at last night’s BET Awards, and to celebrate him, the producers had Jill Scott and Anthony Hamilton pay tribute to him in song. And then came Maxwell, who brought down the house (and inspired the above YouTube user to pull out her video camera) with his version of “Simply Beautiful.” Apparently this performance is something of a prelude to a trilogy of albums he’ll be releasing over the next three years, Black Summers’ Night, although given that most of the Google results I’m finding about the album are anticipatory message-board posts from late 2007, it would seem the release date is still in question. (A better version of the entire tribute is here; Green’s performances are linked here.) [YouTube]