Born In: Trenchtown, Jamaica
Ziggy Marley is one of the most popular and celebrated reggae singers of this generation. He is the son of the legendary Bob Marley. Like his father Bob, Ziggy’s songs are generally themed on socio-political issues and peace and convey the message of fraternity. A four-time Grammy Award winner, he started singing at a young age and recorded songs when his father was still alive. Today, he is not only famous as a singer, but also as a philanthropist, working towards a better world. In his singing style and themes, he is very similar to his father. Although, he has not been able to make an impact like his father, yet he has created his own place in the realm of reggae music. Some of his works, which include songs that hit the ‘Billboard Top 40’ chart, proved to be important in catapulting his career. It would not be wrong to say that Ziggy is on his own path of creating his legacy. Singing to a global audience about matters concerning the world, Ziggy has been able to create an impact by making his voice heard. His humanitarian works, especially for children, have benefited a lot to people around the world.
Also Known As: David Nesta Ziggy Marley
Spouse/Ex-: Orly Marley
father: Bob Marley
mother: Rita Marley
siblings: Cedella Marley, Cerita Marley, Damian Marley, Julian Marley, Karen Marley, Ky-Mani Marley, Makeda Jahnesta, Robert Marley, Rohan Marley, Sharon Marley, Stephanie Marley, Stephen Marley
children: Abraham Selassie Robert Nesta Marley, Daniel Marley, Gideon Robert Nesta Marley, Judah Victoria Marley, Justice Marley, Zuri Marley
Born Country: Jamaica
Marley and his band released ‘One Bright Day’ in 1989, to immense critical success and huge popularity. However, the band’s next two albums failed to make a mark and there was a considerable fall in their sales.
Marley became politically actively and began working with the UN. He created a record album called ‘Ghetto Youths Crew’ and released a solo album, ‘Dragonfly’ on April 15, 2003.
His next album was for children titled ‘Family Time’, which he released on May 5, 2009. The album features his mother and siblings along with other artists.
‘Wild and Free’, his fourth studio album was released on June 14, 2011, which featured famous Hollywood actor Woody Harrelson.
Ziggy Marley's second solo studio album ‘Love Is My Religion’ was extremely popular, peaking no.6 on Billboard Top Reggae Albums and earned great commercial and critical appreciation.
Ziggy Marley is married to Orly Agai, who previously worked with William Morris Agency as their vice-president. He has six children, Justice Marley, Zuri Marley, Judah Victoria, Gideon Robert Nesta, Abraham Selassie Robert Nesta, and Daniel Marley.
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|2010||Best Musical Album for Children||Winner|
|2007||Best Reggae Album||Winner|
|1998||Best Reggae Album||Winner|
|1990||Best Reggae Recording||Winner|
|1989||Best Reggae Recording||Winner|
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