Damian Jr. Gong Marley
Damian Robert Nesta "Junior Gong" Marley (born July 21, 1978) is a reggae artist, a humanitarian, and the youngest son of Bob Marley. He has won three Grammy awards.
His 1996 debut was Mr.
Marley,. His second release, Halfway Tree was released in 2001 and
received the 2002 Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album. His third album,
Welcome to Jamrock was released in September 2005. Welcome to Jamrock
centers on poverty and politics in Jamaica. Marley stated that Welcome
to Jamrock is about hope and that he wants to continue to spread that
throughout his music. At the 2006 Grammy Awards, he
won Best Reggae Album and Best Urban/Alternative Performance for
Welcome to Jamrock. He is the only Jamaican reggae artist in history to
win two Grammy Awards on the same night. He is also the only reggae
artist to win in the Best Urban/Alternative Performance category at the
Grammy Awards. Welcome to Jamrock was considered the best reggae song
of the decade by the New York Times. He is currently in the studios
with Nas working on a collaborative album entitled Distant Relatives,
which is stated to be released April 20, 2010. The album title is
inspired by Nas and Damian’s relationship, but also their
shared African ancestry, which is a common thread throughout the album.