PJ Morton Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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PJ Morton Quick Info
Height5 ft 8 in
Weight73 kg
Date of BirthMarch 29, 1981
Zodiac SignAries
SpouseKortni Morton

PJ Morton got his first breakthrough as a musician after he was hired by Maroon 5 as their touring member in 2010 and they eventually made him a regular member in 2012. In March of the same year, he launched his solo career with his debut solo EP, Following My First Mind. Later, he established his own record label and released his 4th studio album, Gumbo, via his own label. The album has earned critical acclaim and has also received Grammy Awards nominations.

Born Name

Paul Morton Jr.

Nick Name

PJ Morton

PJ Morton as seen in August 2018
PJ Morton as seen in August 2018 (PJ Morton / Instagram)

Sun Sign

Aries

Born Place

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

Residence

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

Nationality

American

Education

PJ Morton completed his high school education from St. Augustine High School. Then, he got enrolled at the Morehouse College and graduated with a major in marketing.

Occupation

Musician, Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer

Family

  • Father – Bishop Paul S. Morton (Founder of the Full Gospel Baptist Fellowship and Gospel Singer)
  • Mother – Dr. Debra Brown Morton (Pastor of Greater St. Stephen Full Gospel Baptist Church)
  • Siblings – Unknown

Manager

PJ Morton is represented by Tanya S James of TJ Entertainment Group.

Genre

R&B, Pop Rock

Instruments

Vocals, Keyboards

Labels

Young Money Entertainment, Cash Money, Republic, 222 Records, Interscope, Morton Recordings, A&M Octone Records

Build

Average

Height

5 ft 8 in or 172.5 cm

Weight

73 kg or 161 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

PJ Morton has dated –

  1. Kortni Morton (2008-Present) – PJ Morton got married to his longtime girlfriend, Kortni, on the Christmas’ Eve in 2008. They had known each other since their childhood as her mother used to work for PJ’s mother at Greater St. Stephen. But, they didn’t start dating until they had both become adults and officially started dating while he was studying at the Morehouse College. Over the course of their marriage, she has given birth to 3 children.
PJ Morton with Kortni Morton
PJ Morton with Kortni Morton (PJ Morton / Instagram)

Race / Ethnicity

Black

Hair Color

Black

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Wears glasses
  • Often wears a cap
  • A mole under his left eye

Brand Endorsements

PJ Morton hasn’t endorsed any brand yet.

PJ Morton as seen in Melbourne, Australia in July 2018
PJ Morton as seen in Melbourne, Australia in July 2018 (PJ Morton / Instagram)

Best Known For

  • Being one of the keyboardists of the popular pop rock band Maroon 5
  • The critical acclaim garnered by his studio album, Gumbo, which managed to win the nomination for Best R&B Album at the 2017 Grammy Awards
  • The commercial success of his album, New Orleans, which peaked at the 23rd position on Billboard’s US Top R&B /Hip-Hop Albums music chart

First Album

In 2005, he released his debut studio album, Emotions, which didn’t achieve much commercial success.

PJ’s first studio album with Maroon 5 was Overexposedwhich was released in June 2012. The album reached as high as the 22nd spot on the US Billboard 200 charts and was also certified platinum by RIAA (United States) and ARIA (Australia).

First TV Show

In 2013, PJ Morton made his first TV show appearance on the popular talk show, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.

PJ Morton Favorite Things

  • New Orleanian His mother
  • Best Neighborhood In New Orleans – Frenchmen Street in the Marigny
  • Best Meal He Had In New Orleans – Gene’s hot sausage po-boy
  • New Orleans Brunch Spot  Surrey’s on Magazine
  • Neighborhood Bar – Snug Harbor or Blue Nile
  • New Orleans Cocktail – Rum Punch
  • New Orleans Dessert – Tastee’s glazed donuts
  • New Orleans Spot For Live Music – House of Blues and Tipitina’s
  • New Orleans Musician – Allen Toussaint
  • New Orleans Festival – Jazz Fest
  • New Orleans Local Shop – Aristocracy
SourceGo NOLA
PJ Morton with Monica Brown in New Orleans, Louisiana in August 2018
PJ Morton with Monica Brown in New Orleans, Louisiana in August 2018 (Patrick Melon / Instagram)

PJ Morton Facts

  1. It was his close friend and Maroon 5‘s musical director, Adam Blackstone, who asked him to audition for the position of keyboardist and backing vocalist for Maroon 5 in 2010.
  2. Although he wasn’t made a member of the band, PJ made a positive impression on the band members and was invited by them to play with them at their live performances and concerts.
  3. In 2012, it was announced that he had joined Maroon 5 as a full-time member.
  4. His solo work caught rapper Mack Maine’s attention, who decided to sign Morton to his record label, Soothe Your Soul, and Young Money Entertainment, for which Maine was working as the president, in 2011.
  5. In 2016, PJ moved back to his hometown of New Orleans and started his record label called Morton Records.
  6. His first studio album, Gumbo, released by his own record label was critically acclaimed
  7. In 2009, he published his non-fiction book called Why Can’t I Sing About Love?
  8. Visit his official website @ pjmortonmusic.com.
  9. Follow PJ Morton on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTubeMyspace, and SoundCloud.

Featured Image by PJ Morton / Instagram

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