Christopher Heron does live interview with Multi-Award-winning R&B singer/producer and Maroon 5 keyboardist, PJ Morton, who has broken Kanye West’s summer-long hold on the top spot of Billboard’s Top Gospel Albums consumption chart with his new digital album, Gospel According to PJ (Morton Inspiration/ Tyscot). The all-star set interrupts the 18 consecutive weeks at #1 that West’s gospel soundtrack, Jesus is King, enjoyed.
“I’m overjoyed that Gospel According to PJ is #1,” Morton says. “This album was a labor of love, so for people to be supporting it the way they are, lets me know that it was truly, ‘All in His Plan’. Thank you to every single artist, musician and engineer that was a part of making this album. Thank you to every single radio station that has been playing the music and lastly, thank you to everyone at Morton Inspiration and Tyscot Records.”
The thirteen-track set of Urban Adult Contemporary-styled tracks features gospel legends that Morton grew up idolizing such as Kirk Franklin, Yolanda Adams, Commissioned, Mary Mary, J Moss, Kim Burrell and The Clark Sisters. It also showcases a new generation of luminaries like Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Smokie Norful, Travis Greene, Zacardi Cortez, Brian Courtney Wilson, Travis Greene, Jermaine Dolly, Darrel `MusiqCity’ Walls, Lena Byrd Miles and Le’Andria Johnson. The radio single, “All in His Plan,” a ballad featuring Le’Andria Johnson & Mary Mary, topped Billboard’s Gospel Airplay chart.