Skip Marley

Skip Marley (born 4 June 1996) is a Jamaican singer-songwriter. He is the son of Cedella Marley and David Minto, and grandson of Bob Marley. He has received two Grammy Award nominations and an MTV Video Music Award nomination.

Skip Marley
Born (1996-06-04) 4 June 1996 (age 24)
Kingston, Jamaica
Genres
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • guitar
Years active2015-present
Labels
Websiteskipmarley.com

Life and careerEdit

Marley was born in Kingston, Jamaica, to Cedella Marley and David Minto, and raised in Miami, Florida.[1] Growing up, he taught himself to play the piano, drums, guitar, and bass.[2]

In 2015, he released his first single, "Cry to Me", and a second single called "Life" under the Tuff Gong label. He later signed with Blue Mountain Music, and joined his uncles Damian and Stephen on their Catch a Fire tour.[3][4][5][6]

In early 2016, he was featured in a Gap 1969 Denim campaign.[7]

In early 2017, Marley signed to Island Records. Marley released his debut single under Island Records, "Lions", in February 2017, which was produced by Ilya Salmanzadeh.[8] "Lions" was later used in the Pepsi short film commercial, Live for Now.[9] He is featured on, and co-wrote, Katy Perry's 2017 single "Chained to the Rhythm". The two performed the song at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards on 12 February 2017[10][11] and also at the 2017 Brit Awards on 22 February. They also performed at the 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards on 5 March.[12] Marley released the single "Calm Down" on 28 April 2017.[13] In 2020, Marley was joined by students of the School of Rock to cover Bob Marley's "Three Little Birds", during the COVID-19 pandemic.[14] On 28 August, Marley released his debut extended play (EP), Higher Place. It includes the previously released singles, "Slow Down", "No Love", and "Make Me Feel", featuring Rick Ross and Ari Lennox.[15]

DiscographyEdit

EPsEdit

List of EPs, with selected details
Title Details
Higher Place[15]

SinglesEdit

As lead artistEdit

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US Reggae Digital
[16]
"Cry to Me" 2015 Non-album singles
"Life"
"Lions" 2017 2
"Calm Down" 11
"Refugee"
"Cruel World"
(with Seeb)
"That's Not True"
(featuring Damian Marley)
2019 Higher Place
"Enemy" Non-album single
"Slow Down"
(with H.E.R.)[17]
Higher Place
"No Love" 2020
"Make Me Feel"(featuring Rick Ross and Ari Lennox)[18]

As featured artistEdit

List of singles as featured artist, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Sales Certifications Album
US
[19]
AUS
[20]
AUT
[21]
CAN
[22]
FRA
[23]
GER
[24]
ITA
[25]
NZ
[26]
SWI
[27]
UK
[28]
"Chained to the Rhythm"
(Katy Perry featuring Skip Marley)
2017 4 4 7 3 7 6 10 8 6 5
  • CAN: 80,000
  • US: 1,000,000[A]
Witness
"Can't Take It from Me"
(Major Lazer featuring Skip Marley)
2019 Music Is the Weapon
"All I Am"
(Zhavia featuring Skip Marley)
17
"Cause a Commotion"
(Bugzy Malone featuring Skip Marley)
2020 89 TBA

Awards and nominationsEdit

Grammy Awards
Year Nominee / work Award Result
2021 "Slow Down" (with H.E.R.) Best R&B Song Nominated
Higher Place Best Reggae Album Nominated
NAACP Image Awards
Year Nominee / work Award Result
2021 Skip Marley Outstanding New Artist Nominated
Soul Train Music Awards
Year Nominee / work Award Result
2020 "Slow Down" (with H.E.R.) Best Collaboration Nominated
"Slow Down" (with H.E.R.) Video of The Year Nominated
BMI Awards
Year Nominee / work Award Result
2018 "Chained to the Rhythm" (with Katy Perry) Award-winning songs Won
MTV Video Music Awards
Year Nominee / work Award Result
2017 "Chained to the Rhythm" (with Katy Perry) Best Pop Video Nominated

NotesEdit

  1. ^ United States sales figures for "Chained to the Rhythm" as of February 2017.[29]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "SKIP MARLEY – Island Stage". Island Stage. Retrieved 1 February 2017.
  2. ^ Gaddis, Anicée. "Meet Skip Marley: The Newest Musician From the Marley Clan". Vogue. Retrieved 1 February 2017.
  3. ^ Maxwell Losgar, Dan. "How Bob Marley's Grandson Is Fulfilling His Musical Destiny". Teen Vogue. Retrieved 1 February 2017.
  4. ^ Eddy, Jamie. "Skip Marley and the Future of Reggae «  The WILD Magazine". thewildmagazine.com. Retrieved 1 February 2017.
  5. ^ "Skip Marley – Life – REGGAE DANCEHALL". www.reggaedancehall.it. Retrieved 1 February 2017.
  6. ^ "Skip Marley "Life" First Single Release From Upcoming Reggae Power 2 Album". Jamaicans.com. 12 September 2015. Retrieved 1 February 2017.
  7. ^ "Skip Marley featured in Gap Advertisement". Bob Marley. 16 March 2016. Retrieved 1 February 2017.
  8. ^ Stutz, Colin. "Skip Marley Signs With Island Records, Shares Revolutionary New Song 'Lions': Listen". Billboard. Retrieved 10 May 2017.
  9. ^ "Kendall Jenner's protest-themed Pepsi ad pulled after backlash". The San Diego Union-Tribune. Retrieved 6 April 2017.
  10. ^ "Skip Marley & Katy Perry perform new single @ Grammy Awards 2017". www.reggaeville.com. Retrieved 15 February 2017.
  11. ^ Harnick, Chris. "Katy Perry Introduces the World to Her New Single at 2017 Grammys". E! Online. Retrieved 15 February 2017.
  12. ^ Lee, Christina (6 March 2017). "IHeartRadio Music Awards 2017: Watch Performances By Katy Perry, Coldplay & More | Idolator". Music News, Reviews, and Gossip on Idolator.com. Retrieved 8 March 2017.
  13. ^ Wass, Mike (27 April 2017). "Skip Marley Drops New Single "Calm Down"". idolator. Retrieved 24 May 2017.
  14. ^ Peacock, Tim (27 July 2020). "Watch Skip Marley And The School Of Rock All-Stars Perform Bob Marley's 'Three Little Birds'". UDiscoverMusic. Retrieved 29 July 2020.
  15. ^ a b "Higher Place by Skip Marley on Apple Music". Retrieved 10 September 2020 – via Apple Music.
  16. ^ "Skip Marley – Chart history: Reggae Digital Songs". Billboard. Retrieved 11 March 2017.
  17. ^ @HERMusicx (6 November 2019). "Pre-save #SlowDown on @Spotify and @AppleMusic to receive it instantly this Friday!" (Tweet). Retrieved 7 November 2019 – via Twitter.
  18. ^ "Make Me Feel (feat. Rick Ross & Ari Lennox) - Single by Skip Marley on Apple Music". Retrieved 10 September 2020 – via Apple Music.
  19. ^ "Katy Perry – Chart history: The Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved 26 June 2014.
  20. ^ Peak positions for featured singles in Australia:
  21. ^ Peak positions for featured singles in Austria:
  22. ^ "Katy Perry – Chart history: Billboard Canadian Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved 26 June 2014.
  23. ^ Peak positions for featured singles in France:
  24. ^ "Katy Perry: Title Liste". Offiziellecharts.de. Retrieved 10 May 2016.
  25. ^ Peak positions for Katy Perry singles in Italy:
  26. ^ Peak positions for featured singles in New Zealand:
  27. ^ Peak positions for featured singles in Switzerland:
  28. ^ Peak positions for featured singles in the United Kingdom:
  29. ^ Trust, Gary (21 February 2017). "Ed Sheeran Tops Hot 100, Katy Perry Debuts at No. 4 & Bruno Mars, Rihanna & The Weeknd All Hit Top 10". Billboard. Retrieved 21 February 2017.
  30. ^ "ARIA Australian Top 50 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. 10 April 2017. Retrieved 8 April 2017.
  31. ^ "Ultratop − Goud en Platina – singles 2017". Ultratop. Hung Medien. Retrieved 5 May 2017.
  32. ^ "British single certifications – Katy Perry feat. Skip Marley – Chained to the Rhythm". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 28 April 2017.Select singles in the Format field. Select Gold in the Certification field. Type Chained to the Rhythm in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  33. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Katy Perry feat. Skip Marley; 'Chained to the Rhythm')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved 1 June 2017.
  34. ^ "French single certifications – Katy Perry feat. Skip Marley – Chained to the Rhythm" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 30 October 2017.
  35. ^ "Danish single certifications – Katy Perry – Chained to the Rhythm". IFPI Denmark. Retrieved 23 May 2017. Scroll through the page-list below until year 2017 to obtain certification.
  36. ^ "Canadian single certifications – Katy Perry – Chained to the Rhythm". Music Canada. Retrieved 11 March 2017.
  37. ^ "American single certifications – Katy Perry – Chained to the Rhythm". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 31 October 2019. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH. 
  38. ^ "New Zealand single certifications – Katy Perry feat. Skip Marley – Chained to the Rhythm". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved 7 April 2017.
  39. ^ "French single certifications – Katy Perry" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 6 May 2017.

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