About PJ Morton
As a solo artist and member of Maroon 5, Grammy-winning singer, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist PJ Morton has left his mark on rock, pop, hip-hop, and even gospel.
• The New Orleans native is the son of Bishop Paul S. Morton, a noted pastor and award-winning gospel singer.
• He majored in marketing at Morehouse College and performed with the band Freestyle Nation, which recorded an album in 2002. That same year, he cowrote and produced “Interested,” a bonus track off neo-soul singer India.Arie’s Grammy-winning album Voyage to India.
• In 2010, Morton became a touring keyboardist for pop-rock hitmakers Maroon 5. He officially joined the lineup in 2012 and has played on the albums Overexposed (2012), V (2014), and Red Pill Blues (2017).
• Morton signed with Lil Wayne’s Young Money label in 2011 and released the EP Following My First Mind in 2012.
• His 2013 major label debut album, New Orleans, features Stevie Wonder on the lead single “Only One,” which was nominated for Best R&B Song at the 2014 Grammy Awards.
• In 2016, after returning to New Orleans, Morton released the mixtape Bounce & Soul Vol. 1, a celebration of the local hip-hop variant known as bounce.
• His 2017 album Gumbo—released on his own Morton Records label—brought two Grammy nominations: Best R&B Album and Best R&B Song, for “First Began.” In 2018, his cover of The Bee Gees classic “How Deep Is Your Love”—also off Gumbo—earned him a Grammy for Best Traditional R&B Performance.
• Morton’s 2019 album Paul includes the single “Say So,” featuring singer JoJo. The track won Best R&B Song at the 2019 Grammys.
• In 2020, Morton released his first gospel album, The Gospel According to PJ: From the Songbook of PJ Morton. Featuring gospel greats like Kirk Franklin and Kim Burrell—plus PJ’s father, Paul S. Morton—the LP was nominated for Best Gospel Album.
HOMETOWNNew Orleans, LA
BORNMarch 29, 1981