Julian's childhood was spent between England and Jamaica. Musical from an early age, he learned to play the keyboard, drums, bass, guitar, among other instruments. Along with his brothers Ziggy Marley and Stephen Marley, he became involved with Ghetto Youth International, a production company, in 1989. Julian released a solo album, Lion in the Morning, in 1996 and embarked on a world tour. He and his brother Damian Marley toured with the Lollapalooza festival in 1997. His second album, A Time And Place, was released in 2003. In 2008, the Jamaican government invited Julian and the Uprising band to represent Jamaica and perform at the Beijing Olympics. His third album, Awake (released in 2009), was nominated for a prestigious Grammy Award in the Best Reggae Album category.