PJ Morton is a multi GRAMMY-winning R&B and soul singer, songwriter, performer and producer. The New York Times says the New Orleans native “runs the influences of Allen Toussaint and Stevie Wonder through a bevy ideas from R&B’s more recent decades,” and since the breakthrough of his 2017 LP Gumbo he’s led a creative and critically-acclaimed streak of six self-released and self-produced albums, ten Grammy nominations and back-to-back-to-back wins, his first-ever NAACP Image Award and Soul Train nominations, BET Award nominations, and more.
PJ Morton runs his own record label, Morton Records, on top of working as Maroon 5’s full-time keyboardist. He has collaborated with the likes of Erykah Badu, JoJo, Kirk Franklin, Lil Wayne, Rapsody, Stevie Wonder, Tyler Perry, Yebba and dozens of others.
Morton is a community advocate in his hometown of New Orleans. He is currently backing initiatives for local Black-owned banks, leading a campaign to restore the home of jazz pioneer Buddy Bolden, and serving as Dillard University’s first-ever artist-in-residence. In 2020, he launched his own weekly, live-streamed trivia show The Culture, celebrating Black art and entertainment with contestants like Angela Rye, Bakari Sellers, Jill Scott, Lalah Hathaway, Miguel, Omari Hardwick and Questlove.
His GRAMMY-nominated album, Watch The Sun, is included in NPR’s Top 20 R&B Albums of 2022.
Best R&B Song
“Please Don’t Walk Away”
Best R&B Album
Watch The Sun
Best Gospel/Performance Song
“The Better Benediction” recorded by PJ Morton featuring Zacardi Cortez, Gene Moore, Samoht, Tim Rogers & Darrel Walls