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Ne-Yo is a Grammy award winning singer, a songwriter, composer, and producer, one of music’s most talented and prolific artists and a man who needs only one name: Ne-Yo. In less than five years, he’s produced three No.1 albums, sold more than 10 million copies...
It isn’t every day that a person receives a letter of support from his hero, but it happened to Billy Ray Cyrus. It was June 1992, and the singer, songwriter, and guitarist had just struck it big with his debut album, the eventual 9x-platinum-selling No. 1 Some Gave...
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Indulge yourself with the harmony of Dionne Warwick hits of all time. Let the music of Dionne brings you back to the complex of inter-related cultural and political trends in the 60s with her amazing gospel songs, soul music, rhythm and blues, and pop music. Play all the songs of Dionne Warwick here.
Dionne Warwick is an American singer, actress, and TV-show host. She was born into a gospel music family. Her father worked with Chess Records as gospel record promoter while her mother manageda gospel group consisting of her relatives called Drinkard Singers. She first sang when she was six years old at New hope Baptist Church in New Jersey where eventually she became a choir member. When she became a teenager, she formed a group with her sister Dee Dee and her aunt Cissy Houston (the mother of Whitney Houston) called theGospelaires. After high school, she became a scholar atthe Hartt College of Music in Hartford, Connecticut.
While she was performing as a background singer of the song “Mexican Divorce”, the song composer,Burt Bacharach, and the lyricist, Hal David,noticed her voice.After the performance, the composer asked Dionne if she would be interested in recording demo recordings of his compositions. And the rest is history.
Up until now, Dionne Warwick continues to harmonize us with her best hits of all time:
- Don’t Make Me Over
- This Empty Place
- Anyone Who Had A Heart
- Walk On By
- You’ll Never Get To Heaven
- A House Is Not A Home
- Reach Out For Me
- Who Can I Turn To
- (Here I go Again) Lookin’ With My Eyes
- Are You There (With Another Girl)
- Message To Michael –aka Message To Martha
- Trains and Boats and Planes
- I just Don’t Know What To Do With Mysself
- Another Night
- The Windows of The World
- I say A Little Prayer
- (Theme From) Valley of the Dolls
- Do You Know The Way To San Jose
- (There’s) Always Something There to Remind Me
- Promises, Promises
- The April Fools
- I’ll Never Fall inlove Again
- The Green Grass Starts To Grow
- Baubles, Bangles and Beads
- Anything You Can Do
- One Hand, One Heart (With these Hands)
- My Ship
- Something Wonderful
- Make The Night A Little Longer
- Wishin’ and Hopin’
- Land of Make Believe
- Last One To Be Loved
- In Between the Heartaches
- How Can I Hurt You?
- If I Ever Make You CryThis Little Night
- This Little Night
Mon., Jan. 20, 2014, 6:00 PM | Concert Hall
The Kennedy Center and Georgetown University Present Let Freedom Ring! featuring Dionne Warwick and the Let Freedom Ring Choir in a Musical Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Grammy Award–winning singer and actress Dionne Warwick joins the Kennedy Center and Georgetown University in a musical celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy, a Millennium Stage event featuring the Let Freedom Ring Choir and other special guests.
The program, part of the free daily performance series on the Millennium Stage, features five-time Grammy Award–winning vocalist Dionne Warwick and the Let Freedom Ring Choir, Music Director Rev. Nolan Williams Jr. Georgetown University will award the 12th annual John Thompson Jr. Legacy of a Dream Award to Lecester Johnson, Executive Director of Academy of Hope, a Washington, D.C. organization that provides basic education and adult literacy services to men and women.
Scintillating, soothing and sensual best describe the familiar and legendary voice of five-time GRAMMY® Award winning music legend, DIONNE WARWICK, who has become a cornerstone of American pop music and culture. Warwick’s career, which currently celebrates over 50 years, has established her as an international music icon and concert act. Over that time, she has earned 75 charted hit songs and sold over 100 million records.
She began singing professionally in 1961 after being discovered by a young songwriting team, Burt Bacharach and Hal David. She had her first hit in 1962 with “Don’t Make Me Over.” Less than a decade later, she had released more than 18 consecutive Top 100 singles, including her classic Bacharach/David recordings, “Walk on By,” “Anyone Who Had a Heart,” “Message to Michael,” “Promises Promises,” “A House is Not a Home,” “Alfie,” “Say a Little Prayer,” “This Girl’s in Love With You,” “I’ll Never Fall in Love Again,” “Reach Out For Me,” and the theme from “Valley of the Dolls. ”Together, Warwick and her songwriting team of Burt Bacharach & Hal David, accumulated more than 30 hit singles, and close to 20 best-selling albums, during their first decade together.
Warwick received her first GRAMMY®Award in 1968 for her mega-hit, “Do You Know the Way to San Jose?” and a second GRAMMY® in 1970 for the best-selling album, “I’ll Never Fall in Love Again.” She became the first African-American solo female artist of her generation to win the prestigious award for Best Contemporary Female Vocalist Performance. This award was only presented to one other legend, Miss Ella Fitzgerald.
Other African-American female recording artists certainly earned their share of crossover pop and R&B hits during the 1960′s, however, Warwick preceded the mainstream success of her musical peers by becoming the first such artist to rack up a dozen consecutive Top 100 hit singles from 1963-1966.
Warwick’s performance at the Olympia Theater in Paris skyrocketed her to international stardom. As Warwick established herself as a major force in American contemporary music, she gained popularity among European audiences as well. In 1968, she became the first solo African-American artist among her peers to sing before the Queen of England at a Royal Command Performance. Since then, Warwick has performed before numerous kings, queens, presidents and heads of state.
Warwick’s recordings of songs such as “A House is not a Home,” “Alfie,” ”Valley of the Dolls,” and “The April Fools,” made her a pioneer as one of the first female artists to popularize classic movie themes.
Warwick began singing during her childhood years in East Orange, New Jersey, initially in church. Occasionally, she sang as a soloist and fill-in voice for the renowned Drinkard Singers, a group comprised of her mother Lee, along with her aunts, including Aunt Cissy, Whitney Houston’s mom, and her uncles. During her teens, Warwick and her sister Dee Dee started their own gospel group, The Gospelaires.
Warwick attended The Hartt College of Music in Hartford, Connecticut, and during that time, began making trips to New York to do regular session work. She sang behind many of the biggest recording stars of the 1960′s including Dinah Washington, Sam Taylor, Brook Benton, Chuck Jackson, and Solomon Burke, among many others. It was at this time that a young composer named Burt Bacharach heard her sing during a session for The Drifters and asked her to sing on demos of some new songs he was writing with his new lyricist Hal David. In 1962, one such demo was presented to Scepter Records, which launched a hit-filled 12 -year association with the label.
Rise to Stardom
Known as the artist who “bridged the gap,” Warwick’s soulful blend of pop, gospel and R&B music transcended race, culture, and musical boundaries. In 1970, Warwick received her second GRAMMY® Award for the best-selling album, “I’ll Never Fall In Love Again,” and began her second decade of hits with Warner Bros. Records. She recorded half a dozen albums, with top producers such as Thom Bell, Holland-Dozier-Holland, Jerry Ragavoy, Steve Barri, and Michael Omartian. In 1974, she hit the top of the charts with “Then Came You,” a million-selling duet with The Spinners. She then teamed up with Isaac Hayes for a highly successful world tour, “A Man and a Woman.”
In 1976, Warwick signed with Arista Records, beginning a third decade of hit-making. Arista Records label-mate Barry Manilow produced her first Platinum-selling album, “Dionne,” which included back-to-back hits “I’ll Never Love This Way Again,” and “Déjà vu.” Both recordings earned GRAMMY® Awards, making Warwick the first female artist to win the Best Female Pop and Best Female R&B Performance Awards.
Warwick’s 1982 album, “Heartbreaker,” co-produced by Barry Gibb and the Bee Gees, became an international chart-topper. In 1985, she reunited with composer Burt Bacharach and longtime friends Gladys Knight, Elton John and Stevie Wonder to record the landmark song “That’s What Friends Are For,” which became a number one hit record around the world and the first recording dedicated to raising awareness and major funds (over $3 Million) for the AIDS cause in support of AMFAR, which Warwick continues to support.
Throughout the 1980′s and 1990′s, Warwick collaborated with many of her musical peers, including Johnny Mathis, Smokey Robinson, Luther Vandross, Jeffrey Osborne, Kashif and Stevie Wonder. Warwick was also host of the hit television music show, “Solid Gold.” In addition, she recorded several theme songs, including “Champagne Wishes & Caviar Dreams,” for the popular television series “Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous,” and “The Love Boat,” for the hit series from Aaron Spelling. In November, 2006 Warwick recorded an album of duets, “My Friends & Me,” for Concord Records, a critically acclaimed Gospel album, “Why We Sing,” for Rhino/Warner Records, and a new jazz album, ”Only Trust Your Heart,” a collection of standards, celebrating the music of legendary composer Sammy Cahn for Sony Red/MPCA Records. Additionally, in September 2008, Warwick added “author” to her list of credits with two best-selling children’s books, “Say A Little Prayer,” and “Little Man,” and her first best-selling autobiography, “My Life As I See It” for Simon & Schuster.
Celebrating 50 years in entertainment, and the 25th Anniversary of “That’s What Friends Are For,” Warwick hosted and headlined an all-star benefit concert for World Hunger Day in London. In addition, she was honored by AMFAR in a special reunion performance of “That’s What Friends are For,” alongside Elton John, Gladys Knight and Stevie Wonder at AMFAR’s Anniversary Gala in New York City. Warwick also received the prestigious 2011 Steve Chase Humanitarian Arts & Activism Award by the Desert Aids Project and was recognized for her stellar career by Clive Davis at his legendary Pre-GRAMMY® Party in Los Angeles. Adding to her list of landmark honors, Warwick was a 2013 recipient of the coveted Ellis Island Medal of Honor in New York.
Always one to give back, Warwick has supported and campaigned for many causes and charities close to her heart, including AIDS, The Starlight Foundation, children’s hospitals, world hunger, disaster relief and music education for which she has been recognized and honored and has raised millions of dollars. In 1987, she was appointed the first United States Ambassador of Health by President Ronald Reagan and in 2002, served as Global Ambassador for Health and Ambassador for the United Nations’ Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO), and she continues to serve as Ambassador today. In recognition of her accomplishments and support of education, a New Jersey school was named in her honor, the Dionne Warwick Institute for Economics and Entrepreneurship. Warwick was also a key participating artist in the all-star charity single, “We Are the World,” and in 1984, performed at “Live Aid.”
On March 26, 2012, Warwick was inducted into the GRAMMY® Museum in Los Angeles, where a special 50th Anniversary exhibit was unveiled and a historic program and performance was held in the Clive Davis Theater. Additionally, a panel discussion with Clive Davis and Burt Bacharach was hosted by GRAMMY® Museum Executive Director, Bob Santelli.
Commemorating her 50th Anniversary, Warwick released a much-anticipated studio album in 2013, entitled “NOW.” Produced by the legendary Phil Ramone, the anniversary album was nominated for a 2014 GRAMMY® Award for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album. “NOW” featured special never-before-released material written by her longtime friends and musical collaborators, Burt Bacharach and Hal David.
In the Summer 2014, Warwick will release a star-studded duets album titled “Feels So Good,” featuring collaborations with some of today’s greatest artists including, Jamie Foxx, Billy Ray Cyrus, Ne-Yo, Gladys Knight, Cee Lo Green, Cyndi Lauper and many more. “Feels So Good” is being released through Bright Music Records/Caroline/Capitol.
Warwick’s pride and joy are her two sons, singer/recording artist David Elliott and award-winning music producer Damon Elliott, and her family.
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Ne-Yo is a Grammy award winning singer, a songwriter, composer, and producer, one of music’s most talented and prolific artists and a man who needs only one name: Ne-Yo.
In less than five years, he’s produced three No.1 albums, sold more than 10 million copies worldwide and collaborated with everyone from Michael Jackson to Tim McGraw. In 2006, he released his debut album, In My Own Words, which contained the US number one hit “So Sick”, as well as the top 10 hit “Sexy Love”.
In 2007, he released his second album, Because of You, which contained the US top 3 hit of the same name. In 2008, he released his third album, Year of the Gentleman, which contained the top 10 hits “Closer”, “Mad” and “Miss Independent”.
His fourth studio album, Libra Scale, was released on November 22, 2010. It received critical acclaim from music critics and debuted at number nine on the US Billboard 200 chart. In November 2012, Ne-Yo released his fifth studio album R.E.D. The album’s debut single “Let Me Love You (Until You Learn to Love Yourself)”, became his first solo song to reach the top 10.
Dionne is extremely happy to welcome Ne-Yo on the upcoming Duets project.
Dionne Warwick had an “exceptional performance,” as quoted by The Arts Club in London on Monday, June 9th at the swanky Mayfair. The Arts Club is a private members’ club on Dover Street, in London. Nicole Scherzinger and Kelly Osbourne were among the celebrities in attendance to see Dionne Warwick at the privileged affair.
It isn’t every day that a person receives a letter of support from his hero, but it happened to Billy Ray Cyrus. It was June 1992, and the singer, songwriter, and guitarist had just struck it big with his debut album, the eventual 9x-platinum-selling No. 1 Some Gave All, fueled by the best-selling but critically drubbed single “Achy Breaky Heart,” which spent five weeks atop the Billboard Country chart. Amid dodging slings and arrows from the press, Cyrus received a letter of support from Johnny Cash, who wrote: “Thirty-six years ago I was working with Elvis and saw him take the same kind of flak you’re taking now. Congratulations on the way you’re handling it all. In your case, as in Elvis’, the good outweighs the bad. Let ’em have it. I’m in your corner.”
Before Some Gave All (which held the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Top 200 chart for 17 weeks in a row and became the best-selling debut album of all time by a male solo artist), Cyrus was living in his Chevy Beretta, having spent the previous decade chasing music stardom until Harold Shedd at Mercury Nashville Records offered him a record deal in 1990. “Everything was going crazy, so you can imagine what a letter from Johnny Cash meant to me at the time,” Cyrus recalls. “I thought, ‘If Johnny Cash says he’s in my corner, then I guess everything’s going to be all right.’ Nothing else mattered.”
Perhaps Cash recognized a kindred rebel spirit in the Southern-born Cyrus, who went on to enjoy a 20-year-career in the spotlight during which he has sold millions of albums worldwide, charted nearly 30 singles (including three No. 1 country hits), and racked up multiple film and television credits. The Kentucky native has come a long way since spending Saturday nights at his Papaw Casto’s house by the railroad tracks listening to him play fiddle while his mother played piano and his father played guitar. “We’d sing old standards like ‘(Won’t You Come Home) Bill Bailey’ and bluegrass, Southern gospel kind of stuff,” Cyrus says of his childhood. “The night would turn over into Sunday morning and I’d go to my other grandfather’s church. He was a Pentecostal preacher, and my dad would call me up to sing ‘Swing Low, Sweet Chariot’ with his gospel group the Crownsmen Quartet. That music is in my blood, and that’s what I wanted to capture on this new album Change My Mind.”
Change My Mind, Cyrus’ thirteenth studio album, is a stellar collection of ten songs that hearken back to Cyrus’ roots in bluegrass, Southern rock, gospel, and country music. “I’m not country because I’ve had success on the country charts,” he says. “I’m not country because somebody said I was. I’m country because I’m Billy Ray Cyrus from Flatwoods, Kentucky, and I grew up listening to country music and bluegrass music and outlaw music and southern rock, and hard-ass rock and roll. I’m a little bit of all of that stuff.”
Recorded in Los Angeles over three months with producer Brandon Friesen, Change My Mind finds Cyrus coming full circle musically. Having attended college on a baseball scholarship before buying a guitar at age 20 made him question his career path, Cyrus started a band called Sly Dog, and for years made his living performing in the smoky bars of the Ohio River Valley. Change My Mind has that loose, honky-tonk feel of bar band music, but is performed by a group of world-class musicians, including in-demand session drummer Kenny Aronoff, bassist Dusty Wakeman, and guitarists Leroy Powell, John West, Dominic Cifarelli, and Nelson Blanton.
“Once Kenny was locked in, Brandon and I knew the train was on the right track,” Cyrus says. “We started bringing in guitar players with different influences that really covered the spectrum of everything I’ve ever listened to including early bluegrass, like Earl Scruggs and Bill Monroe. We built this really solid rock and roll band, but when I started listening to the tracks I realized, ‘Oh, man. I’ve definitely got the rock and roll side covered, but what about the other part of my roots?’ That’s when we added banjo player Tony Furtado and fiddler Luke Price. They kind of work as a team and have been playing with Alison Krauss for years. Once we did that, we knew the band was complete. It became the perfect mesh of everything I wanted to create sound-wise with Kenny holding down the bottom end on those drums.”
The album’s highlights include the country-rock title track, which Cyrus says features “a little piece of every style of music I love,” the lean and mean “Hillbilly Heart,” and “Once Again,” which finds Cyrus channeling such rock influences as Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd. There’s also an update of Some Gave All’s “I’m So Miserable,” which is given a smoky twist and a blistering guitar solo that pays homage to one of Cyrus’ all-time favorites, Stevie Ray Vaughan.
Change My Mind also showcases Cyrus’ smoldering, swaggering voice, as well as his unforgettable melodies and candid lyrics that offer up a window into his colorful life. “My songs come to me when I’m dealing with heavy stuff,” he says. “If I’m going through something emotional, the songs pour out of me. It’s the only way I know how to express myself. I have lived through every emotion on every one of these songs. There has been so much chaos around my world over the past few years. I’d just write it all down and tell myself, ‘Lean into the music.’”
The result is a series of heartfelt tracks, including “That’s What Daddys Do” — a tender ballad about fatherhood that Cyrus wrote during what he calls the storm of his life. “I was separated from my wife and my kids and looking at our worlds being torn apart. I said to myself, ‘You know what Cyrus? You’re the dad. You’ve got to go put your family back together. That’s what daddies do.’ And the song came to me.” “Hope Is Just Ahead” was written the day after and inspired by the Columbine High School shootings in 1999, but Cyrus feels the events resonate with what’s going on in the world today. Then there’s “Tomorrow Became Yesterday,” which Cyrus says is the most personal song on Change My Mind. “When I was a young boy my dad would say, ‘Don’t worry about stuff beyond your control, because one day you’ll look in the mirror and be an old man and your life will have passed you by.’ Unfortunately I did worry my whole life, and I remember that moment when I realized, ‘My dad was right.’” (Cyrus has been thinking a lot about his life story lately while completing his autobiography, entitled Hillbilly Heart, which will be released by Amazon in April 2013.)
The lyrical honesty, Cyrus says, was born out of the complete freedom he had in making Change My Mind, which will be released on October 23rd by Blue Cadillac Music, the independent label Cyrus has launched with Friesen. “I was able to make a record with 100 percent creative control: no rules, no limits, and without trying to fit anyone’s preconceived notions,” he says. “That in itself was sweet. It’s the reason I started a band all those years ago, because I thought music was supposed to be an artistic and true reflection of who you are.”
Now, fresh off the 20-year anniversary of Some Gave All, Cyrus is ready to unleash the album of his life, Change My Mind, which has made him recall some valuable advice that his friend, rock and roll pioneer Carl Perkins, gave him back in the day. “Carl said, ‘Hoss, just do what you do. Make your music, don’t be following anyone who says you have to sound like everyone else. That’s the main thing: Be original.’ Waylon Jennings and Johnny Cash told me the same thing. All these years and all this turbulence later, I’m glad I listened.”
Dionne Warwick is thrilled to join Billie Ray on the upcoming “duets” project.
MANILA, Philippines – Dionne Warwick, one of the best-selling singers of all time with such hits as Walk On By, Do You Know The Way To San Jose?, I Say A Little Prayer and I’ll Never Fall In Love Again, is coming to the country for another major tour that will culminate in a grand concert on July 23 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City.
The three-night concert series, dubbed Dionne Warwick Philippine Tour 2013, will open with a dinner-show at the Manila Hotel Tent on July 20, to be followed by another concert at the SMX Convention Center in Davao City on July 21 before the grand finale at the Big Dome.
Sharing the spotlight with Dionne is Tavares, the popular American soul group of the ’70s and ’80s, which will be the show’s front act.
Ovation Productions is bringing back the singing superstar to the concert scene three years after her 2010 tour, during which she charmed the sold-out audiences at the Araneta Coliseum and the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel & Casino.
One of biggest acts of the ’60s and ’70s, Dionne attained international recognition for her sweet and rich vocals that propelled her songs to the top of the charts.
She started out as a member of The Gospelaires, with her sister, Dee Dee, and her aunt, Cissy, in her hometown of New Jersey, until her excellent and elegant singing attracted the attention of songwriters Burt Bacharach and Hal David, who subsequently placed her as a solo artist with the Sceptre record label.
Her debut single, Don’t Make Me Over, released in 1962, became a hit the following year, while her fourth single, Anyone Who Had A Heart (1963), became her first Top 10 pop hit, followed by Walk On By (1964), her first No. 1 R&B hit and a million-dollar seller.
Dionne continued to enjoy immense success from the mid-’60s to the early ’70s with a string of Gold-selling albums and Top 20 and Top 10 hit singles, including Message To Michael, Here Where There Is Love (which featured the hit single, Alfie), Trains And Boats And Planes and I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself.
In 1967, she earned her first RIAA Gold single for US sales of over one million copies for the single, I Say A Little Prayer, while her trademark tune, Do You Know The Way To San Jose?, became an international million-dollar seller, a Top 10 hit in several countries outside the US and won for Dionne the first of several Grammys.
Other hits included (“There’s”) Always Something There To Remind You, This Girl’s In Love With You, You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’, I’ll Never Fall In Love Again, Make It Easy On Yourself.
After an absence of several years from the charts, she made a triumphant return in 1979 with the ballad, I’ll Never Love This Way Again.
In 1982, Dionne collaborated with Johnny Mathis on Friends Or Lovers and Barry Gibb of The Bee Gees on Heartbreaker, which became another big international hit and landed her on the Top 10 of Billboard Hot 100 for the first time since 1979.
She made history in 1985 when she performed in the Grammy-winning charity song, We Are The World, along with Michael Jackson, Diana Ross and Ray Charles. The song became the year’s biggest hit, spending weeks at No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100 before being certified four times Platinum in the US alone.
In the same year, she also scored one of her biggest hits with That’s What Friends Are For, an AIDS benefit single that also featured Stevie Wonder, Elton John and Gladys Knight. The song, penned by Burt Bacharach and Carole Bayer Sager, became a triple No. 1 on R&B, Adult Contemporary and four weeks at the top on Billboard Hot 100.
The ’90s saw Dionne getting reunited with Burt and Hal David with the album, Friends Can Be Lovers, which contained Sunny Weather Lover, the first song produced by the famous songwriting duo 20 years since they went separate ways in the early ’70s.
In 2012, Dionne celebrated her 50th year in music with the album, Now, which featured most of the songs written by Burt and Hal. She also marked the milestone with the distinction of being one of the best-selling singers of all time and ranked among the 40 biggest hitmakers of the entire rock era (1955 to 2012) based on Billboard Hot 100 Pop Singles charts.
As of April, 2013, she is tied for third position with Madonna and behind only Aretha Franklin and Taylor Swift as the most-charted female vocalists of all time.
(Dionne Warwick Philippine Tour 2013 is presented by Ovation Productions in association with RJ 100.3 FM, etc, Solar News Channel, 2nd Avenue, Diva Universal, Jack TV and Seda Abreeza [Davao City]. It is supported by The STAR, Manila Bulletin, BusinessWorld, 90.7 Love Radio, Yes! FM 101.1, 96.3 Easy Rock, dwBR 104.3, Crossover 105.1, OptimaSignsolutions and ABS-CBN. Ticket prices are P5,280, P4,755, P3,700, P2,640, P1,585 and P740. For details, call 911-5555 or log on to www.ticketnet.com. For ticket prices and info on the other venues, call Manila Hotel Tent at 527-0011/9115615 and SMX Convention Center Davao City at 0932-6376185 or 0917-7007088.)
Ziggy Marley is a Jamaican musician and leader of the band, Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers. As the oldest son of reggae legend Bob Marley, Ziggy Marley made a name for himself as one of the genre’s leading artists. Ziggy and his siblings formed the band Melody Makers in 1981 after their father’s death. Their 1988 album, Conscious Party, won a Grammy and helped the group break through to mainstream audiences.
Ziggy became politically active, working with the United Nations and creating a record label called Ghetto Youths Crew. After a few more successful albums with the band, Marley began a solo career and released a solo album, Dragonfly, on 15 April 2003. On 2 July 2006, his second solo album, Love Is My Religion, was released on his independent record company Tuff Gong Worldwide.
The album won a Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album, making it Ziggy’s 4th Grammy win. Some of his most popular singles include “True To Myself”, “Drive”, “People Get Ready”, and his hit single “Tomorrow People” from his Conscious Party album, which reached #39 on the Billboard Hot 100. In 2013, his song “I Love You Too” won him a Daytime Emmy Award in the ‘Outstanding Original Song – Children’s and Animation’ category, after it was used in the Disney Channel animation 3rd & Bird!