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Reggae icon Damian Marley has made an indelible impact on the music scene with his powerful lyrics and infectious beats.

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The Life and Career of Jamaican Reggae Artist Damian Marley Reggae artist Damian Robert Nesta Marley is the youngest son of legendary late musician Bob Marley. Born in 1978 in Kingston, Jamaica, he has since become a critically acclaimed reggae artist in his own right. His albums have topped the Billboard Reggae chart repeatedly and have received multiple Grammy Awards. Early Life and Education Growing up in a musical environment surrounded by reggae music, Damian was influenced by his father's work and began developing his own musical style at a young age. He attended high school at College of Arts Science & Technology, but left to pursue music full time shortly thereafter. Music Career Damian's first professional experience in music came in the form of an appearance on his father's album 'Confrontation' released in 1983. He formed the group 'The Ghetto Youths Crew' alongside brothers Stephen and Julian Marley in 1993. The group released their debut album 'Ghetto Youths Crew Presents... Damian Marley' in 1996 and toured with P. Diddy in 2003. Solo Career In 2005, Damian released his first solo album 'Welcome to Jamrock', which featured several hits such as 'All Night', 'Welcome to Jamrock' and 'Beautiful'. The album had a huge commercial success, reaching number one on the Billboard 200 chart and winning the Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album in 2006. He followed up with more successful albums such as 'Distant Relatives' (2010) and 'Stony Hill' (2017). Collaborations In recent years, Damian has collaborated with some of the biggest names in hip-hop and EDM including Skrillex, Nas, Mavado and Jay-Z. He has also collaborated with brother Stephen Marley on several projects such as 'Mind Control Acoustic' (2008) and 'Revelation Part II: The Fruit of Life' (2011). Legacy Damian Marley is considered one of the most influential artists in the world today. His groundbreaking fusion of hip-hop and reggae has earned him numerous awards including two Grammys and five Billboard Music Awards. He continues to tour worldwide and remains a powerful voice in the reggae community.