Carlos Morgan

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Carlos Morgan
BornToronto, Canada
GenresSoul, R&B
Occupation(s)Singer
LabelsD-Tone
Universal Music Canada
Solroc Music
Websitecarlosmorganmusic

Carlos Morgan is a Canadian soul and rhythm and blues singer.[1] He is most noted for winning the Juno Award for Best R&B/Soul Recording at the Juno Awards of 1997 for his album Feelin' Alright.[2]

Musical career[edit]

Born and based in Toronto, Morgan performed with local Toronto bands Blue Zone and Lypstick before releasing Feelin' Alright on the independent D-Tone label in 1996.[3] The album received its first significant radio support from Vancouver's CKZZ-FM, which placed singles such as "Give It to You" and "Baby C'mon" into rotation earlier than any other Canadian radio station.[3] Following his Juno Award win, the album was reissued by Universal Music Canada in 1997.[4] In the same year, he won the MuchMusic Video Award for Best Soul/R&B Video, for "Give It to You".[5] In 1998, he won the award for Best R&B Video, again for "Give It to You", at the first Canadian Urban Music Awards.[6]

In 2000 and 2001 he entered the studio to work on his second album, which had the working title We're Gonna Make It.[7] Although he released several singles in this era, he did not release a new album until 2012, when he released The Compilation, a mix of his early 2000s non-album singles and newly recorded material.[1] Justin Kantor of SoulTracks.com recommended the album, saying it "serves as a satisfying round-up of what Carlos Morgan has been up to since disappearing from the mainstream in the late 1990's. The well-rounded repertoire and on-point interpretations demonstrate that he's still got the chops—and are positive signs of what's to come".[8] That same year, he co-wrote the song "Hold My Head Up High" with Quisha Wint.[9] His third album, to be titled Where I've Been, Where I'm Going, is slated for release in 2019.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Morgan was born in Toronto, Canada.[1] He attended Wilfrid Laurier University to pursue a master's degree in Community Music.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Carlos Morgan happy to be part of In Harmony for Uganda". Waterloo Region Record, October 12, 2018.
  2. ^ "List of Juno winners". Vancouver Sun, March 10, 1997.
  3. ^ a b "Morgan's into breaking new ground: His rhythm and blues CD got airplay here, led to a Juno Award". The Province, October 22, 1997.
  4. ^ "Carlos Morgan: Feelin' Alright". Toronto Star, August 2, 1997.
  5. ^ "Moist soaks up video honors". Waterloo Region Record, September 19, 1997.
  6. ^ "Urban Music Awards' zest overcomes glitches". Toronto Star, June 29, 1998.
  7. ^ "Carlos Morgan has the blues: He has won a Juno and a Toronto audience, but R&B is a tough sell". National Post, April 1, 2000.
  8. ^ Kantor, Justin (2012-12-09). "The Compilation". SoulTracks - Soul Music Biographies, News and Reviews. Retrieved 2020-07-15.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  9. ^ Andrews, Coral (2016-05-13). "WATERLOO REGION MUSIC SCENE: Quisha Wint and other sing music of Nina Simone at Jazz Room". therecord.com. Retrieved 2020-07-15.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  10. ^ Melanson, Jenna (March 8, 2018). "Interview - Carlos Morgan | Canadian Beats Media". Retrieved 2020-07-15.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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