|Real Name/Full Name||Damian Robert Nesta Jr Gong Marley|
|Nick Name/Celebrated Name:||Jr Gong, Damian Marley|
|Birth Place:||Kingston, Jamaica|
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:||21 July 1978|
|Age/How Old:||44 years old|
|Height/How Tall:||In Centimetres –177 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 10″
|Weight:||In Kilograms –66 Kg
In Pounds –145.5 lbs
|Eye Color:||Dark Brown|
|Parents Name:||Father – Bob Marley
Mother – Cindy Breakspeare
|Siblings:||Stephen Marley, Ziggy Marley, Ky-Mani Marley|
|Wife/Spouse Name:||Cristal Chaitram|
|Kids/Children Name:||Elijah Marley, Christian Marley|
|Profession:||Singer, songwriter, Record producer|
|Net Worth:||$25 Million|
|Last Updated:||September 2022|
Damian Robert Nesta is a popular Jamaican record producer, songwriter, and DJ singer. He is popularly known for his lyrics. He is the youngest son yet the most popular reggae singer Bob Marley. He received his common name Jr Gong as his father was also called “Tuft Gong.”
Well, how well do you know about Damian Marley? If not much, here is what we know about Damian Marley to date.
Biography and Early Life
Damian Marley is the only son of reggae singer “Bob Marley “and “Miss World” –“Cindy Breakspeare” in the year 1976. He lost his father when he is just a kid of two years. He is performing since he was 12 yrs. Old. He was interested in music from his early days.
He was born in Kingston, Jamaica, and he has 13 half-siblings in total, two from his mother’s side and 11 from his father’s side. He considers his parents to be his biggest inspiration, especially his step father-Tom TavarsFinson and his elder brother- Stephen, who is a co-producer of “Welcome to Jamrock.”
Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement
So, how old is Damian Marley in 2022 and what is his height and weight? Well, Damian Marley’s age is 44 years old as of today’s date 29th September 2022 having been born on 21 July 1978. Though, he is 5′ 10″ in feet and inches and 177 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 145.5 lbs in Pound and 66kg in Kilograms.
Damian went ta an outstanding private school in Jamaica, i.e., Hillel Academy(Jewish school). He suffered a lot for not getting good grades in school, but he didn’t bother about it much. He didn’t go to University though he applied for it since he directly went to music.
Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids
Damian has quiet about his personal life. He was previously romantically linked with Lisa Bonet. However, they broke up soon. He then started dating Cristal Chaitram. They later married and then welcomed their first child- Elijah Marley(son) in 2009 on August 19th. He also has a son-“Christian Marley,” but his mother is still not revealed.
Is Damian Gay?
Damian has a beautiful wife. He also is a proud father of two kids whose names are Elijah and Christian. He had also been in some relationships before marriage. Thus, he is not gay.
Damian Marley started his career at the age of 13 as a singer and formed a musical band called Shepherds, which has 2 other members- one is Freddie McGregor’s daughter, and the other is the son of Third World’s Cat Core. In 1992, they opened the Sunsplash Festival together. They got separated in the early years of the 1990s, and from then, Damian started his career as a solo.
He released his second album known as “Halfway Tree,” which was a massive hit and topped the chart for 158 weeks, and it is based on the lives of a great singer Bob Marley and Miss World Cindy Breakspeare that is his parents. In 2005, he released his another album Welcome to Jamrock. His album Rolling Stone was considered to be in the Top 100 of the decade. He was honored as the Gold Record Holder for this album, and almost 86,000 copies are sold of this album in the first week only.
In 2012, he associated Skrillex with the song “Make it Bun Dem,” and it was a hit in the game Far Cry 3. He released his fourth studio album, “Stony Hills,” which is also a great hit, in July 2017.
- In 2002, he was a Grammy Award Winner for Halfway Tree in the Best Reggae Album category.
- In 2006, he won two Grammy Awards on the same night for Welcoming Jamrock in Best Reggae Album and Best Urban Performance Category and 2018 one for Stony Hill.
- In 2018, he was awarded one more Grammy Award for Stony Hill.
- In 2005 and 2017, he was awarded MOBO Awards in Best Reggae Act category.
- In 2005, he was awarded Vive Awards for Welcome to Jamrock.
Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Damian Marley in 2022
As of 2022, Damian Marley, a fantastic Jamaican DJ, singer, songwriter, record producer, and renowned lyricist, has a total net worth of $25 million. He earned this fortune after working in the music industry for a very long time, just like his father.
Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know
- He was named as a Jr. Gong after his father’s name Tuff Gong.
- Damian is considered to be in the top 15 richest Caribbeans.
- He has a great fascination with cars, and he also owns many expensive and insightful cars.
- He was also awarded at Grammy Awards in the Best Urban Performance category being a Reggae artist.
- He had won two Grammy Awards on the same night.
- He described his music as dance-halland reggae, which is based on Jamaican Culture.
- His mother wasdeclared as Miss World in the
- He was two years old when his father, the legendary singer Bob Marleyleft this world.
Damian Marley is a worldwide popular DJ, songwriter, singer, recorder, and lyricist who was born to a fantastic Jamaican songwriter and singer Bob Marley and an incredible Jamaican Jazz musician, model, and Miss World 1976 Cindy Breakspeare in Kingston, Jamaica. He has the most incredible career by his own hard work and dedication. He carried his father’s legacy very proudly. He made his own identity in his musical family by passion and determination towards art.