PHILADELPHIA – While Gramps Morgan joins John Legend and India.Aria on stage at the Mann Center of the Performing Arts in Philadelphia August 15th then at the Metropolis in Montreal on August 17th, and again on August 18th at the Casino in Rama, Ontario, Canada, his new debut solo album, 2 Sides of My Heart, will be topping reggae charts worldwide, with more than 12,000 CDs sold the first week of release alone.
Sales Soar on Solo Debut Album During US Tour With John Legend and India.Arie
“This is a double CD adult contemporary dance thing, with one side a lovers rock roots and the other side expressing different kinds of music inside me. My mission is to heal the world with music,” said Gramps.
The 10th of 30 children of reggae icon Denroy Morgan, Gramps is a true creation of bloodroots reggae. After releasing ten albums with his legendary family band, Morgan Heritage, Gramps decided to express his individual style with a solo album through his label, Dada Son, in association with Real Management Music. Morgan Heritage is a powerful musical force that he will continue to perform and record with.
“My father came to America from Jamaica with just $100 and made sure all 30 kids learned pure love and service to others. His lessons are still at the heart of my music,” Gramps added.
“Wash the Tears” was the first hit single from the album, followed by “One in a Million.” Also released is a remix of his super-hot hit duet with India.Arie, “Therapy.” Watch for the next big release, a soulful energetic anthem, “Don’t Cry for Jamaica,” to hit radio soon.
Following right on the heels of the mega-successful US concert tour with Legend and Arie, Gramps joins reggae superstar Buju Banton for a 36-city US tour beginning September 12th at the Trocadero in Philadelphia. A magical combination, Gramps and Buju collaborated in the past on their smash hit single, “The 23rd Psalm,” and again for the follow up, “Power of Prayer,” featured on 2 Sides of My Heart.