Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley Wins GRAMMY Award for Best Reggae Album

Article Contributed by Donovan Public… | Published on Monday, January 29, 2018

Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley is proud to receive a GRAMMY Award for Stony Hill in the category of "Best Reggae Album." This marks his 4th GRAMMY Award, having previously won "Best Urban Alternative Performance" for his groundbreaking acclaimed single “Welcome to Jamrock” and others for "Best Reggae Album" for his studio albums Welcome to Jamrock and Half Way Tree.

In addition to his GRAMMY win, Damian recently debuted the visuals for “Speak Life” the track off his GRAMMY Award winning studio album. The video exclusively premiered on global music and entertainment platform, TIDAL and features cutting-edge dancehall production by first-time Marley collaborator, Anju Blaxx of U.I.M. Records. The video was directed by B+ of Mochilla and filmed in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Click HERE to view! The album also features additional tracks including, “Medication,” “Nail Pon Cross” and “R.O.A.R.”

Damian is currently gearing up for a U.S. festival run this year. He is set to take the stage at Reggae Rise Up in St Petersburg, FL, Kaya Festival in San Bernardino, CA and Governors Ball in New York City. Additionally, he is headed to Columbia, where he will be headlining the Jamming Festival. Tickets are available now HERE. This summer, he will embark on a European tour and is planning his North American tour for the fall.

The youngest son of Reggae legend Bob Marley, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley garnered his own place in music history when he became the first ever Reggae artist to win a GRAMMY outside of the “Reggae” category, taking home an award for “Best Urban/Alternative” performance for his title single, “Welcome To Jamrock”. The acclaimed 2005 breakthrough disc Welcome To Jamrock, also won a GRAMMY for “Best Reggae” Album. Marley has been shaking up stages all over the world for the past few years, first in collaboration with Nas on their Distant Relatives project, and then when he went on to partner with Skrillex for their groundbreaking track Make It Bun Dem,” which Rolling Stone called “a monster mash up of dubstep and dancehall.” Most recently, Marley’s latest album Stony Hill won the 2018 GRAMMY Award in the Best Reggae Album category. Additionally, Damian appeared on Saturday Night Live alongside Jay Z to perform their stand out track “Bam,” and he is also featured on Ty Dolla $ign’s acclaimed track “So Am I” with Skrillex.