After the release of his critically acclaimed sophomore album “Mirrors”, he won the Pop Single of the Year award at the Phoenix Music Awards and Pop Artist of the Year at the Charlotte Music Awards. He was also the recipient of the Pop Album of the Year and Pop Single of the Year at the Los Angeles Music Awards as well as nominated for Pop Song of the Year at the Hollywood Music In Media Awards for his songs “Daylight” and “Honestly” from the album.
Following the “Mirrors” release, he was invited by the Michael Jackson family to perform Jackson’s “You Are Not Alone” at a memorial that the family was having to commemorate the one year anniversary of Jackson’s passing. His recording received the Pop Single of the Year award at the Los Angeles Music Awards and all of the proceeds benefited The Trevor Project, a LGBTQ crisis hotline. He also hosted the 8th annual OutMusic Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Since living in England, he has been commissioned by the British Monarchist Society to write and record a song alongside West End stage actress Patti Boulaye to commemorate Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II as the longest-reigning monarch in British history.
“I felt like I needed some time away to grow personally. ‘Mirrors’ was all about accepting myself and that was where I was at the time. I’m in an entirely different place now. I’ve lived.” His new album, due out in Spring 2021, shows a more mature and edgier side of Matt but still keeps the pop/rock nuances that he is known for. “I really wanted to create an album that contrasts ‘Mirrors’ and shows more of my music influences” comments Matt referring to the tasteful Country and R&B additions to his sound.