The Grammy Awards Winner, Damian Marley is a reggae artist from Jamaica popular all over the world as the youngest child of reggae legend Bob Marley. He is also famous for his albums like Mr. Marley, Halfway Tree, and son.
Damian Marley's early life
The 5 ft. 10 inches tall Damian Marley was born Damian Robert Nesta Marley on 21 July 1978, in Kingston, Jamaica to parents, mother Cindy Breakspeare, and father, Bob Marley.
His father is a legendary revolutionary singer, who passed away just after the 2 years of his birth, while his mother os the 1976 Miss World. He has no siblings as he was the only child of Bob and Cindy.
However, Damian has a lot of half-siblings from his father's as well as mother's sides. From his father, he has 11 siblings and from his mother, he has two, a brother and a sister.
Damian Marley has been singing for 13 years' of age and with that, he has also been smoking since. The singer has only studied till mid school as she left his high school to pursue his singing career. After his drop out of high school, he started growing dreadlocks in resemblance to his father.
He is a Jamaican national while being ethnically linked to Jamaica and Britain. He is a follower of the Rastafari religion, an Abrahamic religion developed in Jamaica.
The same as his father Bob Marley, Damian is also famed for his dreadlocks. It has been reported that his dreadlocks have already moved way past his feet.
During live shows, he trims a little bit of his hair to be on stage. Similarly, while playing soccer, Damian packs his hair into a backpack to prevent tangling in it and injuring other players with his hair.
Damian Marley's personal life
Damian Marley isn't married either has any high-profile public relationships. However, allegedly he was in a less-known relationship with Lisa Bonet. Even with no wife, he has two children, both sons, Christian Marley, and Elijah Marley.
Damian is not married yet, but he has been in a dating relationship with his girlfriend Cristal Chaitram since 2013. The pair has been together till now too and there are not rumors of break up or extra affairs. Being said that, there are also no rumors of him and his girlfriend getting married.
The pair had already hooked up some years earlier as on August 19, 2009, Cristal gave birth of Damian's second child, Elijah Marley. Anything more than this fact is not known to any of us.
Damian Marley's musical career
In 1991, when Damian Marley was just 13, he formed the musical group, the Shepherds, which also included the daughter of Freddie McGregor and the son of the Third World's Cat Core.
The group opened the 1992 Reggae Sunsplash festival and performed in several festivals and shows. Shephards was dissolved in the early 1990s and then Marley began pursuing his solo career.
He released his debut studio album in 1996 titled Mr. Marley, and his second - Halfway Tree was released in 2001. Halfway Tree was co-produced by Damian Marley and Stephen Marley, Marley's half-brother. The album was Marley's breakthrough, landing him the 2002 Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album.
In 2005, he released his third studio album titled Welcome to Jamrock. Stephen Marley produced a song with the same title, Welcome to Jamrock, which was a huge success.
Centered around the poverty, politics, and crime in Jamaica, the song reached No. 13 on the UK Singles Chart and No. 55 on the US Billboard Hot 100 Chart. The single was also No. 100 on the Top 100 Songs of the Decade listing by the Rolling Stone.
At the 2009 Grammy Awards, American hip-hop artist Nas announced that he and Marley would collaborate on an alum. Distant Relatives was released on May 17, 2010, Marley and Nas' collaborative album. Distant Relatives debuted at No. 5 on the US Billboard 200 chart with first week sales for 57,000 copies.
Marley joined hands with Mick Jagger, Joss Stone (vocals), Dave Stewart, and A. R. Rahman to form SuperHeavy. The group began recording their self-titled debut album in early 2009. The band released its first lead single, Miracle Worker on iTunes on July 7, 2011.
'Miracle' is a reggae song performed by Marley, Stone, and Jagger. His second single, Satyameva Jayathe (the national motto of India, which means 'Truth Alone Triumphs') was released on August 9, 2011.
In 2012, Damian also worked with the e-artist Skrillex on the song, Make it Bun Dem. The song appeared in the 2012 game Far Cry 3.
Stony Hill, Marley's fourth studio album was released in July 2018. Stony Hill won the Grammy award for Best Reggae Album at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards.
Damian Marley's net worth
The reggae singer and songwriter, Damian Marley has an estimated net worth of $20million. He earns a decent amount of salary from his singing career. In 2005, he earned around $609K from his album, Welcome to Jamrock. Similarly, in 2010, Damian earned around $134K from his album Distant Relatives.
Damian Marley's social media
Damian Marley AKA Jr. Gong is usually active on his social media profile such as Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. There are 2,306 tweets on his Twitter with over 523K followers. Similarly, his Instagram profile has over 350 posts, with over 744K followers.
The Gongzilla uses his social media profile to post much about his professional career rather than post anything of his personal life.
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