PJ Morton (born as Paul Morton, Jr.; March 29, 1981) is an American R&B singer-songwriter, musician, and record producer. Since 2012, he has been one of the keyboardists, alongside Jesse Carmichael, for the pop rock band Maroon 5, with whom he had been touring since 2010. On March 27, 2012, Morton released his debut solo EP, Following My First Mind, through the record label Young money. Adam Levine was featured on the lead single, “Heavy”; other musicians on the EP include Lil Wayne, Jazmine Sullivan and Chantae Cann. On May 14, 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.
Morton’s solo work won the attention of Mack Maine, who signed him to his production company, Soothe Your Soul, and Young Money Entertainment in 2011. The Following My First Mind EP was released on March 27, 2012.
On May 14, 2013, Morton released his debut studio album on YMCMB, entitled New Orleans. The lead single, “Only One”, featuring Stevie Wonder, was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2014. On March 25, 2016, Morton released his mixtape, Bounce & Soul Vol. 1, to Soundcloud. The mixtape features collaborations from other hip hop artists such as Mack Maine, Mannie Fresh, Juvenile, Dee-1, and 5th Ward Weebie. On July 1, he released the Sticking to My Guns EP, featuring the single of the same name.
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