Tuesday, March 03, 2015

R&Bobit: Charmayne Maxwell

Charmayne Maxwell, singer with Brownstone, has died following a freak accident.

Brownstone were "discovered" (or at least assisted) by Michael Jackson; they spent a short period in the mid-90s on his vanity MJJ label. The band achieved a few hits, both in the US and the UK. If You Love Me reached number 8 on both sides of the Atlantic in 1994. It also scored a Grammy nomination.

There was a brief reunion in 2013, inspired by Nicci Gilbert's role in a reality TV series.

Maxwell apparently died after falling at a football match; some reports suggest she severed her neck on a broken wine glass in the accident.

The 46 year-old was married to Carsten Soulshock, and had a son, Nicolaj.