Julian Ricardo Marley (born 4 June 1975) is a British Jamaican reggae musician. He is the son of reggae artist and performer Bob Marley, and Lucy Pounder. Julian is known to be a Grammy award nominated, reggae singer, musician, songwriter, producer and humanitarian. He follows into his father’s footsteps and is a devout Rastafarian who uses his music to inspire his life and spirituality.
Julian’s childhood was spent between England and Jamaica. Musical from an early age, he learned to play the keyboard, drums, bass, guitar, among other instruments. Along with his brothers Ziggy Marley and Stephen Marley, he became involved with Ghetto Youth International, a production company, in 1989. Julian released a solo album, Lion in the Morning, in 1996 and embarked on a world tour. He and his brother Damian Marley toured with the Lollapalooza festival in 1997. His second album, A Time And Place, was released in 2003. In 2008, the Jamaican government invited Julian and the Uprising band to represent Jamaica and perform at the Beijing Olympics.His third album, Awake (released in 2009), was nominated for a prestigious Grammy Award in the Best Reggae Album category. In 2011 he participated in Mawazine festival that took place at Rabat, Morocco. In January 2013 he performed a reggae concert in Dhaka, Bangladesh. In August 2013 he performed at the Fêtes de Genève in Geneva, Switzerland.