Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley
is the youngest son of Bob Marley; he was only two years old when his famous father died. Although he did inherit his parents’ musical genes; his mother, Cindy Breakspeare, is a Jamaican jazz musician as well as a former model and Miss World 1976. Damian is nicknamed ‘Jr. Gong’, in honor of his father Bob aka ‘Tuff Gong’. Damian started playing music at a young age and formed his first band at age 13. Describing his music as dancehall and reggae, he released his debut album Mr. Marley
in 1996. In 2011 he was part of supergroup SuperHeavy, collaborating with other members Mick Jagger, Dave Stewart, and Joss Stone. Marley released his 4th studio album, titled Stony Hill
, in July 2017. For the album he won his third consecutive Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album.