In Summary

  • Marley Family’s Grammy Award Count Rises To 28.
  • The latest win from Julian Marley came after bagging the award for Best Reggae Album.
  • The family just celebrated the life and legacy of the late Bob Marley, who would have marked his 79th birthday on February 6th.

With just a week left to the official release date of the film honoring the late Reggae legend Bob Marley, who would have celebrated his 79th birthday on 6th February, it is still quite evident that he didn’t just leave a musical legacy; he built a dynasty.

His children, carrying the torch he ignited, have infused their own unique styles into the Marley sound, creating a rich musical heritage that has been frequently recognized by the Recording Academy.

Now, with Julian Marley‘s 2024 win, the Marley family’s Grammy count has climbed to a total of 28 individual wins.

Julian and producer Antaeus’ Colors of Royal was nominated in the Reggae category with Beenie Man’s Simma, Buju Banton’s Born For Greatness, Burning Spear’s No Destroyer, and Collie Buddz’s Cali Roots Riddim 2023.

This includes 15 of the 40 Grammys for ‘Best Reggae Album’ awarded since the category’s inception in 1985, solidifying their place as one of music’s most decorated families.

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Ziggy Marley who has the most wins among his siblings boasts seven Grammy Awards for ‘Best Reggae Album,’ four as a solo artist and three alongside The Melody Makers, which included Sharon, Cedella, and Stephen.

He also has one win for ‘Best Musical Album For Children,’ bringing his total to 8.

In his collection  Damian ‘Jr Gong’ Marley has five Grammys – three under the ‘Best Reggae Album’ category. His executive producer credit on Kabaka Pyramid‘s The Kalling landed him another. He also took home the ‘Best Urban/Alternative Performance’ award for the iconic song, Welcome To Jamrock.

Stephen Marley is an eighth-time Grammy Award winner with wins under the  ‘Best Reggae Album.’

He also won the category twice as producer of younger brother Damian Marley’s Halfway Tree and Welcome to Jamrock albums, and a further three times as a member of The Melody Makers.

Rita Marley and her grandson Skip Marley have both earned two Grammy nominations each, but are yet to win the award. Ky-Mani Marley on the other hand holds one nomination without a win.

 

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