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!