Stephen Marley (musician)

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Stephen Marley
Stephen Marley (Vancouver 2007).jpg
Stephen Marley performing in 2007
Background information
Also known as Raggamuffin
Born (1972-04-20) April 20, 1972 (age 44)
Wilmington, Delaware, US
Genres Reggae
Occupation(s) Executive producer, singer
Labels Tuff Gong, Ghetto Youths International
Associated acts Bob Marley
Ky-Mani Marley
Ziggy Marley
Damian Marley
Julian Marley
Nas
Mr. Cheeks
Buju Banton
Wale
Pitbull

Stephen Robert Nesta "Raggamuffin" Marley (born April 20, 1972) is an American reggae musician. Stephen is a six-time Grammy award winner as an artist, producer, and member of Ziggy Marley & The Melody Makers. He is the son of reggae legend Bob Marley and Rita Marley.

His 2011 album Revelation Pt. 1 – The Root of Life won the Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album in 2012.[1] The follow-up, Revelation Pt. 2 - The Fruit of Life is set to be released on July 22, 2016.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Stephen was born in Wilmington, Delaware, and raised in Kingston, Jamaica. He currently lives in Miami, Florida, where he has a home and a private recording studio. His eldest son, Joseph "Jo Mersa" Marley, is also a musician who recently released his EP "Comfortable".[3]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
US
[4]
US
Reggae

[5]
US
R&B/
HH

[6]
US
Indie

[7]
SWI
[8]
Mind Control 35 1 18
Mind Control Acoustic
  • Released: December 23, 2008 (2008-12-23)
  • Label: Tuff Gong
1
Revelation Pt. 1 – The Root of Life 92 1 20 73
  • US: 46,000[9]
Revelation Pt. 2 – The Fruit of Life
  • Released: July 22, 2016 (2016-07-22)
  • Label: Ghetto Youths International
129 1 10 69
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Singles[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Grizzle, Shereita (2014) "Stephen Marley Lets 'Rock Stone' Loose", Jamaica Gleaner, March 30, 2014. Retrieved March 30, 2014
  2. ^ Bobmarley.com (2016) "Stephen Marley announces the release of his new album", May 16, 2016. Retrieved May 22, 2016
  3. ^ Jackson, Kevin (2014) "Jo Mersa: comfortable in his own skin", Jamaica Observer, 6 June 2014. Retrieved 7 June 2014
  4. ^ "Stephen Marley > Chart History > Billboard 200". Billboard. 
  5. ^ "Stephen Marley > Chart History > Reggae Albums". Billboard. 
  6. ^ "Stephen Marley > Chart History > Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums". Billboard. 
  7. ^ "Stephen Marley > Chart History > Independent Albums". Billboard. 
  8. ^ "Suche: Stephen Marley". Hitparade.ch. 
  9. ^ "Upcoming Releases". Hits Daily Double. HITS Digital Ventures. Archived from the original on June 2, 2016. 

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