Gregory Porter

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Gregory Porter
Porter on JazzLive in 2013
Porter at Pittsburgh JazzLive International, June 9, 2013
Background information
BornLos Angeles, California
OriginSan Diego, California
GenresJazz, Blues, Soul, Gospel
OccupationsSinger, Songwriter, Actor
Years active1998–present
LabelsMotéma Music, Blue Note
Websitegregoryporter.com
 
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Gregory Porter
Porter on JazzLive in 2013
Porter at Pittsburgh JazzLive International, June 9, 2013
Background information
BornLos Angeles, California
OriginSan Diego, California
GenresJazz, Blues, Soul, Gospel
OccupationsSinger, Songwriter, Actor
Years active1998–present
LabelsMotéma Music, Blue Note
Websitegregoryporter.com

Gregory Porter (born November 1971)[1] is an American jazz vocalist, songwriter, and actor.

Life and career[edit]

Porter was born in Los Angeles, California, but grew up in Bakersfield, California, where his mother was a minister.[2]

His debut album, Water, released in 2010 via Motéma Music, was nominated for Best Jazz Vocal album at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards.[3] He was also a member of the original Broadway cast of It Ain't Nothin' But the Blues. His sophomore album, Be Good, which contains many of Porter's compositions, was released on February 14, 2012, and garnered critical acclaim for both his distinctive singing and his compositions, such as "Be Good (Lion's Song), "Real Good Hands", and "On My Way To Harlem". The title track was also nominated for Best Traditional R&B Performance at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards.[4]

He was signed by Blue Note Records (Universal Music Group) on May 17, 2013, and his third album, Liquid Spirit, was released on September 2, 2013, in Europe and on September 17, 2013, in the US.[5] The album is produced by Brian Bacchus.[6]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

YearAlbumPeak positions
US
AUT
[7]
BEL
(Vl)

[8]
BEL
(Wa)

[9]
FR
[10]
NED
[11]
NOR
[12]
SUI
[13]
UK
[14]
2010Water – – – – –40 – – –
2012Be Good – – –18314410 – – –
2013Liquid Spirit187254960246356640

Singles[edit]

YearSinglePeak positionsAlbum
NED
[11]
2012"Be Good (Lion's Song)"100Be Good

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gregory Porter: Prohibice by mi nevadila
  2. ^ He attended Highland High School graduating in 1989. He was offered a full ride football scholarship to San Diego State University but a devastating shoulder injury his Junior year in high school hurt his football career. Greg was known by his teammates as a gentleman off the field but a monster on it. Gregory Porter MySpace bio.
  3. ^ "Gregory Porter at Nominees Reception". grammy.com/. February 12, 2011. Retrieved 4 Augusr 2013. 
  4. ^ "55th annual Grammy Awards nominees". usatoday.com/. January 16, 2011. Retrieved 21 October 2013. 
  5. ^ Jeff Tamarkin (May 15, 2013). "Blue Note Signs Vocalist Gregory Porter". jazztimes.com. Retrieved 4 August 2013. 
  6. ^ "Liquid Spirit cover unveiled". marlbank.net/. Retrieved 4 August 2013. 
  7. ^ "Gregory Porter discography". austriancharts.at. Hung Medien. Retrieved 14 September 2013. 
  8. ^ "Gregory Porter discography". ultratop.be/nl/. Hung Medien. Retrieved 14 September 2013. 
  9. ^ "Gregory Porter discography". ultratop.be/fr/. Hung Medien. Retrieved 14 September 2013. 
  10. ^ "Gregory Porter discography". lescharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 14 September 2013. 
  11. ^ a b "Gregory Porter discography". dutchcharts.nl. Hung Medien. Retrieved 14 September 2013. 
  12. ^ "Gregory Porter discography". norwegiancharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 14 September 2013. 
  13. ^ "Gregory Porter discography". hitparade.ch. Hung Medien. Retrieved 14 September 2013. 
  14. ^ "Gregory Porter discography". www.officialcharts.com. Retrieved 16 September 2013. 

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