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About Damian Marley

Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley is a Jamaican reggae artist, and the youngest son of reggae legend Bob Marley. Performing since he was 13 years old, Damian established himself as an artist early in his career, winning a Grammy for Best Reggae Album in 2002 for his sophomore release Halfway Tree. In 2005, Damian made more headlines with the single “Welcome To Jamrock” from the album of the same name, addressing political issues and poverty about Jamaica. The album would also go one to win a Grammy for Best Reggae Album with the song winning for Best Urban/Alternative Performance in 2005. Damian released his fourth album Stony Hill in 2017, which would later win a Grammy for Best Reggae Album.

Damian Marley is also known for his collaborations with other artists. In 2010, Damian paired with rapper Nas to release a collaborative album titled Distant Relatives to critical acclaim. Damian is also a member of the supergroup SuperHeavy alongside Mick Jagger, Joss Stone, Dave Stewart, and A.R. Rahman. The band released their debut album SuperHeavy in 2011.

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