Sharon

Sharon Marley

Sharon Marley Prendergast (born 23 November 1964) is a Jamaican singer, dancer, and curator. She is the biological daughter of Rita Marley and was adopted by Bob Marley when the two married. She was in the group Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers along with her young sister and brothers. With the group, she has won three Grammy awards.

Formed at the request of their father, Bob Marley, it was only after his death that the Melody Makers came into their own. Their vision, however, was similar to their father’s desire to bring people together through music and the Melody Makers’ pop-reggae sound has certainly done that. The band is comprised by four of Bob Marley’s ten children, vocalist/guitarist Ziggy, vocalist/guitarist/drummer Stephen, vocalist Cedella, and vocalist Sharon. Her young brother Ziggy was the group’s leader, with Stephen often sharing in the songwriting and lead vocals.

The group released over ten albums which includes their Grammy winning albums “Conscious Party“, “One Bright Day“, and “Fallen Is Babylon“. They have scored a number one hit “Tumblin’ Down” along with other successful singles “Tomorrow People”, “Everyone Wants to Be”, “Look Who’s Dancin'”, and “Power to Move Ya”.

In 1989, she made an appearance in the movie “The Mighty Quinn” as “Jody”. Her song “I’m Hurting Inside”, which features Sheryl Lee Ralph and Cedella Marley, appears on the soundtrack.

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