He’s so soulful , Reminds me of the young Stevie Wonder which he is influenced by him and started to sing among other great and talented artists , a Grammy Winner .
On his latest albums “Paul” & “Gumbo” within its live album version and earlier years , He’s been working with female R&B Singer JoJo , Jazmine Sullivan , YEBBA , Rapsody , Stevie Wonder , Busta Rhymes , BJ The Chicago Kid , The Hamiltones and more .
Here’s PJ Morton .
Born as Paul Morton Jr. on March 29, 1981 , He’s a singer, songwriter and record producer. Since 2012, he has been one of the keyboardists, alongside Jesse Carmichael, for the pop rock band Maroon 5. Morton originally joined the band as a touring member in 2010 and became an official member in 2012 after Carmichael went on indefinite hiatus (he returned to the lineup in 2014).
Released his debut solo EP, Following My First Mind, in March 2012, through the record label Young Money. Adam Levine and James Valentine were featured on the lead single, “Heavy”. In May 2013, Morton released his first major-label debut album, New Orleans. In 2016, he released his mixtape Bounce & Soul Vol. 1 in March and the Sticking to My Guns EP in July. On April 14, 2017, Morton released his first self-released studio album Gumbo, earning Morton two Grammy Award nominations for Best R&B Album and Best R&B Song at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards
In April 2019, Morton said he would begin a project to restore the New Orleans home of jazz pioneer Buddy Bolden and create a museum and community space at the site. Bolden’s former home has been owned by his father’s church for more than a decade, and was sited for demolition by neglect.
He was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. His father is Canadian-born American gospel singer and Founder of the Full Gospel Baptist Fellowship, Bishop Paul S. Morton. His mother is Dr. Debra Brown Morton, pastor of Greater St. Stephen Full Gospel Baptist Church. He is married to Kortni Morton.
Morton graduated St. Augustine High School and majored in marketing at Morehouse College, graduating in 2003.
Morton was also noticed by AR Rahman, composer for Slumdog Millionaire, who asked Morton to contribute “Sajna” to the soundtrack and movie for the Vince Vaughn comedy Couples Retreat. Morton has also produced and written for musicians such as Jermaine Dupri, LL Cool J, Jagged Edge, Monica, India.Arie, gospel musicians Fred Hammond, Men of Standard, Brian Courtney Wilson, and Heather Headley. In 2009, he published a book entitled Why Can’t I Sing About Love?
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PJ Morton – Gumbo Unplugged (Live)
Awards and nominations
|Year||Nominee / work||Award||Result|
|2013||“Payphone“||Best Pop Duo/Group Performance||Nominated|
|Overexposed||Best Pop Vocal Album||Nominated|
|2014||“Only One”||Best R&B Song||Nominated|
|2016||“Sugar“||Best Pop Duo/Group Performance||Nominated|
|2018||Gumbo||Best R&B Album||Nominated|
|“First Began”||Best R&B Song||Nominated|
|2019||Best R&B Performance||Nominated|
|“Girls Like You“||Best Pop Duo/Group Performance||Nominated|
|“How Deep Is Your Love“||Best Traditional R&B Performance||Won|
|Gumbo Unplugged||Best R&B Album||Nominated|
|2020||“Say So“||Best R&B Song||Won|
|“Built for Love”||Best Traditional R&B Performance||Nominated|
|Paul||Best R&B Album||Nominated|