Skip Marley

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Skip Marley
Born (1996-06-04) 4 June 1996 (age 22)
Kingston, Jamaica
Genres Reggae
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Labels Island Records, Tuff Gong
Website skipmarley.com

Skip Marley (born 4 June 1996) is a Jamaican singer-songwriter. He is the son of Cedella Marley, and grandson of Bob Marley.[1]

Life and career[edit]

Marley was born in Kingston, Jamaica, to Cedella Marley and David Minto, and raised in Miami, Florida.[1][2] Growing up, he taught himself to play the piano, drums, guitar, and bass.[3]

In 2015, he released his first single, "Cry to Me", and a second single called "Life" under the Tuff Gong label. He later signed with Blue Mountain Music, and joined his uncles Damian and Stephen on their Catch a Fire tour.[4][5][6][7]

In early 2016, he was featured in a Gap 1969 Denim campaign.[8]

In early 2017, Marley signed to Island Records. Marley released his debut single under Island Records, "Lions", in February 2017, which was produced by Ilya Salmanzadeh.[9] "Lions" was later used in the Pepsi short film commercial, Live for Now.[10] He is featured on, and co-wrote, Katy Perry's 2017 single "Chained to the Rhythm". The two performed the song at the 59th Grammy Awards on 12 February 2017[11][12] and also at the 2017 Brit Awards on 22 February. They also performed at the 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards on 5 March.[13] Marley released the single "Calm Down" on April 28, 2017.[14]

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US Reggae Digital
[15]
"Cry to Me" 2015 Non-album singles
"Life"
"Lions" 2017 2
"Calm Down" 11
"Refugee"
"Cruel World"
(with Seeb)

As featured artist[edit]

List of singles as featured artist, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Sales Certifications Album
US
[16]
AUS
[17]
AUT
[18]
CAN
[19]
FRA
[20]
GER
[21]
ITA
[22]
NZ
[23]
SWI
[24]
UK
[25]
"Chained to the Rhythm"
(Katy Perry featuring Skip Marley)
2017 4 4 7 3 7 6 10 8 6 5
  • CAN: 80,000
  • US: 1,000,000[A]
Witness

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ United States sales figures for "Chained to the Rhythm" as of February 2017.[26]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Skip ready to carry Marley legacy – Entertainment". Jamaica Observer. Retrieved 1 February 2017. 
  2. ^ "SKIP MARLEY – Island Stage". Island Stage. Retrieved 1 February 2017. 
  3. ^ Gaddis, Anicée. "Meet Skip Marley: The Newest Musician From the Marley Clan". Vogue. Retrieved 1 February 2017. 
  4. ^ Maxwell Losgar, Dan. "How Bob Marley's Grandson Is Fulfilling His Musical Destiny". Teen Vogue. Retrieved 1 February 2017. 
  5. ^ Eddy, Jamie. "Skip Marley and the Future of Reggae «  The WILD Magazine". thewildmagazine.com. Retrieved 1 February 2017. 
  6. ^ "Skip Marley – Life – REGGAE DANCEHALL". www.reggaedancehall.it. Retrieved 1 February 2017. 
  7. ^ "Skip Marley "Life" First Single Release From Upcoming Reggae Power 2 Album". Jamaicans.com. 12 September 2015. Retrieved 1 February 2017. 
  8. ^ "Skip Marley featured in Gap Advertisement". Bob Marley. 16 March 2016. Retrieved 1 February 2017. 
  9. ^ Stutz, Colin. "Skip Marley Signs With Island Records, Shares Revolutionary New Song 'Lions': Listen". Billboard. Retrieved 10 May 2017. 
  10. ^ "Kendall Jenner's protest-themed Pepsi ad pulled after backlash". The San Diego Union-Tribune. Retrieved 2017-04-06. 
  11. ^ "Skip Marley & Katy Perry perform new single @ Grammy Awards 2017". www.reggaeville.com. Retrieved 15 February 2017. 
  12. ^ Harnick, Chris. "Katy Perry Introduces the World to Her New Single at 2017 Grammys". E! Online. Retrieved 15 February 2017. 
  13. ^ Lee, Christina (6 March 2017). "IHeartRadio Music Awards 2017: Watch Performances By Katy Perry, Coldplay & More | Idolator". Music News, Reviews, and Gossip on Idolator.com. Retrieved 8 March 2017. 
  14. ^ Wass, Mike (27 April 2017). "Skip Marley Drops New Single "Calm Down"". idolator. Retrieved 24 May 2017. 
  15. ^ "Skip Marley – Chart history: Reggae Digital Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved March 11, 2017. 
  16. ^ "Katy Perry – Chart history: The Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved June 26, 2014. 
  17. ^ Peak positions for featured singles in Australia:
  18. ^ Peak positions for featured singles in Austria:
  19. ^ "Katy Perry – Chart history: Billboard Canadian Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved June 26, 2014. 
  20. ^ Peak positions for featured singles in France:
  21. ^ "Katy Perry: Title Liste". Offiziellecharts.de. Retrieved May 10, 2016. 
  22. ^ Peak positions for Katy Perry singles in Italy:
  23. ^ Peak positions for featured singles in New Zealand:
  24. ^ Peak positions for featured singles in Switzerland:
  25. ^ Peak positions for featured singles in the United Kingdom:
    • For "Chained to the Rhythm": "Artist: Katy Perry". Official Charts Company. Retrieved Mar 2, 2017. 
  26. ^ Trust, Gary (February 21, 2017). "Ed Sheeran Tops Hot 100, Katy Perry Debuts at No. 4 & Bruno Mars, Rihanna & The Weeknd All Hit Top 10". Billboard. Retrieved February 21, 2017. 
  27. ^ "ARIA Australian Top 50 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. April 10, 2017. Retrieved April 8, 2017. 
  28. ^ "Ultratop − Goud en Platina – singles 2017". Ultratop. Hung Medien. Retrieved May 5, 2017. 
  29. ^ "British single certifications – Katy Perry feat. Skip Marley – Chained to the Rhythm". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved April 28, 2017.  Select singles in the Format field. Select Gold in the Certification field. Enter Chained to the Rhythm in the search field and then press Enter.
  30. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Katy Perry feat. Skip Marley; 'Chained to the Rhythm')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved June 1, 2017. 
  31. ^ "French single certifications – Katy Perry feat. Skip Marley – Chained to the Rhythm" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved October 30, 2017. 
  32. ^ "Danish single certifications – Katy Perry – Chained to the Rhythm". IFPI Denmark. Retrieved May 23, 2017.  Click on næste to go to page if certification from official website
  33. ^ "Canadian single certifications – Katy Perry – Chained to the Rhythm". Music Canada. Retrieved March 11, 2017. 
  34. ^ "American single certifications – Katy Perry – Chained to the Rhythm". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved May 17, 2017.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
  35. ^ "New Zealand single certifications – Katy Perry feat. Skip Marley – Chained to the Rhythm". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved April 7, 2017. 
  36. ^ "French single certifications – Katy Perry" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved May 6, 2017. 

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