PJ Morton is living his dream of music without constraints. As a keyboardist and vocalist for Maroon 5, one of the most musically relevant bands of the 21st century, he has the rare opportunity to influence pop culture and perform for millions of fans. As a solo artist signed to Lil Wayne's Young Money imprint, he also has the ability to express his creativity and be appreciated for his "soulful pop" contribution, a genre he coined when describing his signature sound, which combines influences from Stevie Wonder and Sting to James Taylor.
As if Young Money and Maroon 5 were not worlds apart on the melodic spectrum, New Orleans native Morton also writes for inspirational and gospel artists. In addition to winning Stellar and Dove awards, he nabbed a Grammy Award for his production and songwriting on India Arie's 2006 celebrated release Voyage to India for the track "Interested." He's also written for such platinum artists as Jagged Edge, Monica, Heather Headley, and LL Cool J. In addition, his talents include contributing to several movie scores, including the Vince Vaughn comedy Couple's Retreat (2009).
Of late, Morton has been preparing for his upcoming tour with Maroon 5 in summer 2012. He has also been releasing music in anticipation of his solo project, Following My First Mind, which dropped on March 27th.