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A seven-time Grammy Award winner, Emmy winner, humanitarian, singer, songwriter and producer, Ziggy Marley has released 12 albums to much critical acclaim. His early immersion into music came at age 10 when he sat in on recording sessions with his father, Bob Marley.
As front man to Ziggy Marley and The Melody Makers, the group released eight best-selling albums that garnered three Grammys, with such chart-topping hits as “Look Who’s Dancing,” “Tomorrow People” and “Tumbling Down.” Ziggy’s first solo album, “Dragonfly” (RCA Records), was released in 2003. His second solo release, “Love is My Religion” (Tuff Gong Worldwide), won a Grammy in 2006 for “Best Reggae Album.” His third solo album, “Family Time” (Tuff Gong Worldwide), scored him a fifth Grammy Award for “Best Children’s Album.”
In 2011, Ziggy released his critically acclaimed fourth studio album “Wild And Free,” which earned him a Grammy nomination, as well as his first ever comic book entitled MARIJUANAMAN.
Ziggy Marley Organics, a GMO-free product line including flavored coconut oils and hemp seed snacks, was started in 2012. The products are distributed throughout the U.S. and are available in over 1,000 stores nationwide.
His 2012 live album “Ziggy Marley In Concert,” earned him a his sixth Grammy award for “Best Reggae Album.” To coincide with the release of his latest album “Fly Rasta,” (which earned him his seventh Grammy Award) Ziggy released his debut children’s book “I Love You Too,” a co-production of Akashic Books and Tuff Gong Worldwide. The multicultural picture book is based on one of Ziggy’s most beloved songs of the same title from his Grammy
Award-winning album “Family Time,” which explores a child’s relationship with parents, nature and the unstoppable force of love.
Not only is Ziggy involved with a breadth of charities, but he leads his own. U.R.G.E. (Unlimited Resources Giving Enlightenment) is a non-profit organization that benefits efforts in Jamaica, Ethiopia and other developing nations. The charity’s missions range from building new schools to operating health clinics to supporting charities like Mary’s Child, a center for abused and neglected girls.