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/Jamaican 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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