Maxwell performs onstage at the Maxwell, Jill Scott, Marsha Ambrosius and Candice Glover concert during the 2014 BET Experience At L.A. LIVE at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.

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The singer sang a touching rendition of "Nothing Compares 2 U."

Taylor Lewis
Jun, 26, 2016

No one can do it like Maxwell can! 

Our ESSENCE Festival headliner took to the stage at tonight’s BET Awards show for a double header.

The singer opened his performance by crooning his new hit song, "Lake By the Ocean," before transitioning into a Prince tribute, singing a flawless rendition of "Nothing Compares 2 U."

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Next, catch Maxwell at the ESSENCE Festival in New Orleans, July 1-3.