Gramps Morgan

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Roy "Gramps" Morgan (born 1976), son of well-known[citation needed] reggae artiste Denroy Morgan, is a reggae singer & instrumentalist. Following in the steps of his father, he became part of the reggae band formed in 1994 together with 4 of his siblings called Morgan Heritage. The other band members are Peter Morgan, Una Morgan, Nakhamyah "Lukes" Morgan and Memmalatel "Mr. Mojo" Morgan. Gramps Morgan plays the keyboard in the band and is also a back-up vocalist to Peter Morgan, the main vocalist. For over two decades, they have had a number of successful reggae albums.

Aspiring for a solo career, Gramps Morgan released his debut solo album entitled Two Sides of My Heart, that earned him a number of nominations for awards. In 2009, he was also featured in the India.Arie song "Therapy" that charted in the United States. His second solo album, Reggae Music Lives, was released in 2012.

Personal life[edit]

Gramps Morgan married Carolice Raffington and together they have six children. They are currently divorced. However all together 'Gramps' has 9 children. Jemere Morgan, his son, has followed in the steps of his father and grandfather by launching a career in music as well.[1] Jemere Morgan released his first single "First Kiss" on August 28, 2011. It is available on iTunes and on Dada Son Entertainment, the same label to which his father has signed. Jemere recently toured in Europe with Peter Morgan and Gramps Morgan, and opened for them throughout the tour.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Two Sides of My Heart
  • Reggae Music Lives (2012)

Singles[edit]

Featured in
Year Single Peak chart positions Album
US R&B
[2]
US AC
[3]
2001 "Therapy" (India.Arie feat. Gramps Morgan) 22 22 India.Arie album Testimony: Vol. 2, Love & Politics

References[edit]

  1. ^ Henry, Davina (2012) "Chatting With Gramps", Jamaica Gleaner, 2 July 2012, retrieved 2012-07-03
  2. ^ "India.Arie Album & Song Chart History - R&B/Hip-Hop Songs". Billboard. Retrieved December 13, 2010.
  3. ^ "India.Arie Album & Song Chart History - Adult Contemporary". Billboard. Retrieved December 13, 2010.