2023 GRAMMY® Nominee Spotlight: PJ Morton

2023 GRAMMY® Nominee Spotlight: PJ Morton

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.

I felt this strong urge in the early stages of creation, to make music that would resonate with people on a deeper level, and provide them with some sort of healing because let’s face it, after the two years we’ve had, we’ve all got some healing to do haven’t we?

pj morton, celeb mix, 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


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