Robert Nesta Marley, known as Bob Marley, was a Jamaican reggae singer, musician and songwriter born on February 6, 1945, in St. Ann Parish, Jamaica. Marley’s best known and most respected performer of reggae music and one of the most responsible for popularizing the genre outside of Jamaica. He was a committed member of Rastafari movement.
Marley started his music career with a few singles, the first of which was “Judge Not”, released in 1962, before he and his friends formed a group Wailers. After the breakup of the band, Marley continued his solo career. In 1997, he released the album “Exodus”, which earned him a worldwide reputation and made him one of the best-selling artists, with sales of more than 75 million records. Today, “Exodus” is considered to be one of the best albums ever made.
Bob Marley achieved many great accomplishments and awards during his lifetime. Some of them are Band of the Year in 1976, Peace Medal of the Third World in 1978 and Jamaican Order of Merit. He was posthumously inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1994 while his album “Exodus” was named Album of the Century by Time Magazine. Song “One Love” was declared Song of the Millennium by the BBC.
His greatest legacy is a music that still inspires not only musicians, but also all those who have recognized the true essence of his songs.