Today, PJ Morton releases the official music video for “First Began” — nominated for Best R&B Song at this Sunday’s GRAMMYs. The video is a touching reflection on early marital bliss starring the Golden Globe-winning Sterling Brown (‘This Is Us’) and his wife Ryan Brown, Tamera Mowry and husband Adam Housley, NAACP Image Award-winning actor Omari Hardwick and wife Jae Hardwick, gospel star Erica Campbell (Mary Mary) and her husband Warryn, and Morton’s wife, Kortni.
Says BET: “The medley of PJ’s wide-ranged vocals, tear-jerking tales of unconditional love and the flames that keep it alive gives the truest meaning to love conquers all.” Watch “First Began” here: http://bet.us/2rE6Uly
The track is up for Best R&B Song at Sunday’s GRAMMYs, where Morton also competes for Best R&B Album. This Friday, January 26th, he records an exclusive unplugged interpretation of his nominated LP, ‘Gumbo,’ alongside The Matt Jones Orchestra, Anthony Hamilton, Lecrae, BJ The Chicago Kid, Yebba, The Hamiltones, and Keyon Harrold.
Morton and his collaborators will perform the whole record as it has never been heard for an intimate audience at a secret New York City studio. Okayplayer will host the official Facebook Live stream, beginning at 6pm EST here: https://www.facebook.com/okayplayer
Over the past month, the Maroon 5 keyboardist and Solange music director has performed with The Roots on The Tonight Show, commenced the NBA’s celebratory MLK Day matchup with his rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” played Jimmy Kimmel Live with Maroon 5, and more.