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Damian Marley

Jamaican Musician
Male
Born Jul 21, 1978

Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley is a three-time Grammy Award winning Jamaican reggae artist. 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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    Huffington Post - Feb 07, 2014
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Timeline

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

CHILDHOOD

1978 Birth Born on July 21, 1978.

TEENAGE

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

TWENTIES

2001 22 Years Old His second album, Halfway Tree was released in 2001. … Read More
2002 23 Years Old It brought him much recognition, remaining on the Billboard top reggae albums chart for 158 weeks, and winning the 2002 Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album.
2005 26 Years Old His third album, Welcome to Jamrock was released in September 2005, named after the hugely successful song of the same name. … 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

THIRTIES

2009 30 Years Old …  He has a son Elijah who was born on August 19th 2009.While he travels and tours the better part of the year, his home base is split between Kingston, Jamaica and Miami, Florida in the United States of America. … Read More
2011 32 Years Old In a 2011 interview on Tim Westwood, Damian revealed he had started work on a new album. His street single, released in Jamaica was titled "Just Aint The Same". He has also joined Mick Jagger's musical project SuperHeavy with Joss Stone, Dave Stewart and A.R. Rahman. Their debut single "Miracle Worker" was released on June 6, 2011, with the album scheduled for a September 2011 release. … Read More
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