Born in London, England on June 4, 1975, Julian Marley is the son of reggae legend Bob Marley and Barbados-born Lucy
Pounder. Growing up as a youth in a musical atmosphere, the Grammy Award Nominated roots-reggae musician, singer- songwriter, producer and humanitarian quickly adopted a musical lifestyle, and at an early age and became a skillful, self-taught musician mastering the bass, drums, guitar and keyboards.
During Julian’s formative years in Jamaica, he began to study under legendary reggae veterans such as Aston “Family
Man” Barrett, Carlton Barrett, Earl “Wire” Lindo, Tyrone Downie and Earl “China” Smith, all of whom inspired the then fledgling song-bird. In 1996, Julian released his debut entitled, Lion in
the Morning, which launched him into the public eye. The album was a conscious effort and culmination of his musical development to date and reflectedJulian’s growing maturity and musical sophistication. Recorded at Tuff Gong studios in Jamaica, Lion in the Morning is Julian’s own testament that clearly reflects his roots and heritage. The record was followed by a successful International tour with The Uprising, which included performances in Jamaica, New York City, Japan, Brazil and Mexico.
provoking album was co-produced with his brothers Stephen Marley and Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley and recorded at the Lion’s Den in Miami and the Tuff Gong studio’s in Jamaica.
Julian’s ‘Awake’ world tour with The Uprising flourished in 2009, and stemmed into a major North American, Caribbean and European run that included the Raggamuffin 2010 tour of Australia and New Zealand. In May 2010, Awake took home the award for ‘Best Album of the Year’ at the International Reggae and World Music Awards (IRAWMA) in New York City. Marley’s tour with The Uprising continually expanded in 2010, and performance
dates found Marley circling Europe, and scheduling back to back headlining performances in the UK, Greece and South America.
Julian Marley ranks higher in the consciousness movement of music than most reggae artists recognized today. In the same tradition as his father, Julian is a devout Rastafarian whose music is inspired by life and spirituality. And while Julian has built a formidable reputation by transcending musical genres, we can be sure that all future endeavors that the music visionary embarks on will remain spiritual, moral and with a global mission. Julian notes, “I don’t plan the next step, I just continue on with Jah Works and somehow things seem to just come together naturally that way.”
Fast forward to 2018, and the dawn of an exciting new era for Julian. With a burgeoning medical/recreational marijuana business (“JuJu Royal”) already taking shape across the globe, the next chapter of his distinguished musical career is also bearing fruit. His brand new album, “As I Am” will be released this summer, and alongside it will be an extensive European & tour which will see Julian bring the music to the masses.
It’s a stirring time for Julian, and the album, tour and other business interests will further enhance how much he has grown and developed over the last decade.
Julian Marley "AS I AM" Album released by acclaimed label Ghetto Youths International & Zojak World Wide, the 17 tracks album boasts Executive Producers, and Producers Julian Marley, Damian Marley & Stephen Marley and Executive Producers Aaron Mahlfeldt & Zoe Espitia. ''As I Am'' features collaborations with some of his equally successful GRAMMY counterparts such as winner and 5 times nominated Shaggy, winner Beenie Man among a host of other impressive artists Speaking on the album meaning and the long wait between projects, Julian explained '' ''As I Am''. ''The title means exactly what it says, ''As I Am''. Each song is an expression from within, each feel represents who I am. I was inspired by GOD -life- love - family- people and the social issues we live in today and from ever since. Music is to gather the people under the umbrella of love and the love is in the music.'' the GRAMMY nominated artist further related ''Time is the master, we're always working on music even though you don't hear it. Music is a feeling and we don't rush it. The public can expect something that's not out there, a unique album tailored cut to uplift charge up and feel good.''
Are You The One
Cooling in Jamaica
Too Hot to Dance (feat. Shaggy)
Magic of Love (Compassion)
What's New Pussycat (feat. Beenie Man
Family & Friends
Panic Mind State (feat. Spragga Benz)
Can't Cool the Fire
I Am the Sound (Addis Pablo Version)
To date Julian has recorded 4 studio albums
1x Grammy Nominated
Producer, Philanthropist, and Executive
Nattali Rize / Rebel Frequency 2017
Composer, Featured Artist, Vocals
Damian Marley / Stony Hill 2018
Ancient PowerMeta & the Cornerstones 2013
Julian Marley / Awake 2009
Primary Artist, Producer, Engineer, Vocals, Various Instruments, Guitar, Clarinet, Keyboards, Percussion, Drum Programming, Multi Instruments, Executive Producer, Audio Production, Bass Instrument, Composer, Drums, Guitars
Droppin' Science FictionThe Mighty 2008Underdogs
Mind Control Acoustic / Stephen Marley 2008
Composer, Featured Artist, Primary Artist, Producer
Mind Control / Stephen Marley 2007
Producer, Organ, Drums, Composer, Featured Artist, Primary Artist