Damian Marley

Jamaican Musician
Born Jul 21, 1978

Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley is a Jamaican reggae artist who has won three Grammy awards. Damian is the youngest son of Bob Marley. Damian was two years old when his father Bob Marley died; he is the only child born to Marley and Cindy Breakspeare, Miss World 1976. Damian's nickname Junior Gong is derived from his father's nickname of Tuff Gong. Marley has been performing since the age of 13. He shares, along with most of his family, a full-time career in music.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Damian Marley.


1978 Birth Born on July 21, 1978.


1996 17 Years Old With the backing of his father's label, Tuff Gong, he released his 1996 debut album Mr. Marley which surprised many who were unaccustomed to hearing a Marley deejaying rather than singing. … Read More


2001 22 Years Old The album was released on 11 September 2001 and received the 2002 Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album. … Read More
2005 26 Years Old Marley released his third studio album Welcome to Jamrock which was released on 12 September 2005 in the United States and 13 September 2005 in the United Kingdom. … Read More
2006 27 Years Old At the 2006 Grammy Awards, he won Best Reggae Album and Best Urban/Alternative Performance for Welcome to Jamrock. … Read More


2009 30 Years Old 1 More Event
At the 2009 Grammy Awards news of a collaborative album between Marley and Nas was announced, when Nas told MTV reporters "Right now, I'll tell you first, I'm working on an album with Damian Marley. … Read More
2010 31 Years Old On 17 May 2010, Marley released Distant Relatives, a collaborative album with Nas. … Read More
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