Gregory Porter's Grammy-nominated debut studio album 'Water' was released in 2010. The album was recorded in the summer of 2009 and includes love stories, such as 'Illusion' and 'Pretty', or protests for African-American civil rights, such as '1960 What?', which recounts the 1967 Detroit riots. Gregory Porter also covers saxophonist Wayne Shorter's 'Black Nile' with added lyrics. He also did an a cappella rendition of 'Feeling Good', made famous by Nina Simone. 'Water' was hailed by fans and critics alike, elevating Gregory Porter to the status of the next great male jazz star and marking the beginning of his successful career.