Three-time GRAMMY award-winner Gramps Morgan received a GRAMMY nomination for Reggae Album Of The Year for his latest album Positive Vibration, released earlier this year via Halo Entertainment Group / The Orchard.
Positive Vibration is Gramps’ first album with Halo Entertainment Group and was produced and co-written by multi-Platinum, JUNO Award-winning artist and producer, Johnny Reid. It features a number of guest artists including Shaggy and India.Arie.
“I’m so overwhelmed that Positive Vibration has been nominated for a GRAMMY for Reggae Album of The Year. I’ve always had a dream to combine the sounds of reggae and country music, and I am so thankful for the recognition from The Recording Academy,” says Morgan.
About Gramps Morgan
Roy “Gramps” Morgan entered one of reggae’s royal families when was born on July 7, 1976. His father, Denroy Morgan, a Jamaican immigrant, helped form the Black Eagles, New York’s first reggae group. He also organized several of his children into a reggae band with Gramps joining the appropriately titled Morgan Heritage. Morgan Heritage debuted at Jamaica’s Reggae Sunsplash Festival in 1994 and signed a recording contract with MCA Records that same year. Their debut album, Miracles, featured Gramps on vocals and keyboards. In 2009, after fifteen years of touring and recording with Morgan Heritage, the band decided to pursue solo careers.
Gramps’s first solo effort, 2 Sides of My Heart, Volume 1, came out that same year. It landed him on “Good Morning America” and on tour with India.Arie and John Legend. India.Arie invited Gramps to be the featured vocalist on her breezy 2009 single “Therapy.” The song hit No. 22 on Billboard’s R&B and Adult Contemporary charts.