PJ Morton Wins Grammy For ‘Gospel According To PJ’

R&B singer-songwriter and producer, PJ Morton, has scored a Grammy Award for his first-ever inspirational music album, Gospel According to PJ (Morton Records/ Tyscot), in the category of Best Gospel Album. The award was revealed during the pre-telecast of the 63rd annual Grammy Awards ceremony on Sunday, March 14, 2021 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Mexican Music vocalist, Lupita Infante, announced the winner of the category and Morton accepted it virtually.

The all-star set features performances from gospel music legends such as Yolanda Adams, Kirk Franklin, Commissioned, and The Clark Sisters, among others. The first radio single “All in His Plan” – featuring Mary Mary and Le’Andria Johnson – peaked at No. 1 on Billboard’s Gospel Airplay chart. The current single, “Repay You,” features J Moss, and made its Top 30 Gospel Airplay debut last week. Listening Link:  https://smarturl.it/ukr2ld

While this is Morton’s third Grammy win (out of 14 career nominations), it’s the first victory for Tyscot Records. The 45+ year old label has earned nominations in the past for artists such as the Rance Allen Group, and Anthony Brown & group therAPy. “We are excited about this win,” says Tyscot President, Bryant Scott. “It’s an excellent album and we’re very proud of it and PJ Morton.”

PJ Morton Picks Up NAACP Image Nomination

R&B singer/producer PJ Morton’s critically acclaimed album, Gospel According to PJ (Morton Inspiration/ Tyscot), has earned two nominations in the forthcoming 52nd Annual NAACP Image Awards program. The winners will be announced during the two-hour live television broadcast airing on BET with simulcasts across Viacom-CBS Networks including CBS, BET Her, VH1, MTV, MTV2, and LOGO on Saturday, March 27th, 2021.

The all-star project that features cameos from a who’s who in gospel such as Kirk Franklin and Yolanda Adams, is up for an award in the category of Outstanding Gospel/Christian album. Morton also earned a nod in the categories of Outstanding Gospel/Christian song for the retro-ballad, “All in His Plan,” which features performances from the platinum-selling sister duo, Mary Mary and the dynamic vocalist, Le’Andria Johnson. The 13-track set is available on all digital music platforms. It’s also available in vinyl and CD formats.

Voting is now open to the public to determine the winners of the 52nd Annual NAACP Image Awards by visiting www.naacpimageawards.net – Voting closes on Friday, March 5th. Winners will be revealed during the 52nd NAACP Image Awards telecast. Non-televised award categories will be announced virtually March 22-26.

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PJ Morton Releases New Holiday Album

Multi-Award-winning R&B singer/producer and Maroon 5 keyboardist, PJ Morton, released a new holiday album today (Nov 20) titled Christmas with PJ Morton. The album is available now to download or stream.

This new music for Morton follows his Gospel According to PJ (Morton Inspiration/ Tyscot), which dropped digitally earlier this year. A physical configuration of Gospel According to PJ will hit brick-and-mortar retail shops and online platforms such as Amazon.com on Black Friday, November 27th.

Christmas with PJ Morton Tracklisting
1. “Winter Wonderland”
2. “The Christmas Song”
3. “Do You Believe” (feat. Yolanda Adams)
4. “I’ll Be Home For Christmas”
5. “All I Want For Christmas Is You” (feat. Stockley)
6. “Peyton’s Lullaby (Right Away)
7. “This Christmas” (feat. Hasizzle)
8. “Give Love On Christmas Day”
9. “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” (feat. Shelea)
10. “White Christmas”

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PJ Morton Hits Top 10 with “All in His Plan” Featuring Le’Andria Johnson x Mary Mary)

Grammy® Award winning recording artist and producer, PJ Morton’s latest audio gem “All in His Plan” powers its way into the Top Ten on Billboard’s Gospel Airplay chart this week, landing at No. 8.  The soul-stirring track features the soulful vocals of Le’Andria Johnson alongside the platinum-selling sister act, Mary Mary. It’s available for listening / download at all major digital service providers: https://smarturl.it/btdobs

“All in His Plan” is the first track from Morton’s forthcoming album entitled, The Gospel According to PJ (Morton Inspiration/Tyscot), which release in 2020. On it, Morton will showcase a who’s who in R&B and Gospel music coming together to re-interpret songs that he’s written for others, as well as, some new original compositions. “Gospel is where I got my start as a song writer,” Morton says of his decision to launch this project. “It’s my foundation. It’s what keeps me grounded. So, although I work on all types of music, I’ll never forget where I come from.”

A thirteen-time Grammy® nominee, Morton holds a Grammy® Award for Best Traditional R&B Performance for “How Deep Is Your Love” (2018) and for Best R&B Song for “Say So” (2019), his duet with Pop star, JoJo.

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JoJo Martin Bounces Back From Life-Threatening Illness To Score Hit With Kierra Sheard

Grammy® Award winner PJ Morton‘s protégé, JoJo Martin, has bounced back from a life-threatening genetic kidney disease to drop a sterling new collaboration with singer/actress, Kierra Sheard, entitled, “Even If It Takes Forever” (Morton Inspiration/Tyscot).

The Atlanta, GA-based singer/musician says, “The song is about love. I’m a church kid. I grew up going to church. The song isn’t throwing Jesus in your face, but you know what I’m talking about. It gives people a chance to interpret the music from whatever stage of relationship with God they have.” Martin is also thrilled to have Kierra Sheard on the recording. The dynamic vocalist is fresh off of her co-starring role in Lifetime Television’s “The Clark Sisters: The First ladies of Gospel” which was the cable network’s highest rated original film broadcast in 4 years. “I’ve always been a fan of Kierra,” he adds. “The first tour I got to do on my own as a solo artist – Kierra gave me that opportunity. She’s one of my favorite voices, one of my favorite people.”

Although, Martin started working on the song a few years ago; it sat on the shelf while he battled focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSG), a genetic kidney disease that claimed his brother Jerome’s life at the age of 29. “If you have it, it usually activates when you are in your 20s and it kills your kidneys,” he says of it. I had been touring and was on a break. I got super sick. For days, I thought it was the flu. The last day I couldn’t even hold down water, so I went to the hospital. The doctor said I had swine flu. The similarity to covid-19 is incredible.  I had a temperature of 104 every day. My kidney function fell to 5%, my blood pressure was sky high. The only thing different is I never got on a ventilator. They found FSG in my kidney biopsy.”

For almost five years, Martin endured pain and dis-ease. He was on dialysis – 9 hours a night at one point – while awaiting a kidney donor.  He was in and out of hospitals for infections and eventually, he used a cane to stabilize his gait. “My immediate family knew, but I never talked about it publicly,” he confesses. Then, in August 2018, a friend, Britini Ruff, became his surprise kidney donor.

Now, Martin is back in good health and grateful to be well and making music. “I never complained about hating dialysis during that time,” he says. “I just wanted to make God proud. I knew it wasn’t anything that I did to make myself sick. Somebody needed to see me go through this and go through it well. God gave me the strength to get through another day.”

The thought-provoking urban inspirational track is now available at all major digital service providers: https://smarturl.it/fls1ia

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