Robert Nesta "Bob" Marley, (6 February 1945 – 11 May 1981) was a Jamaican reggae singer, songwriter, musician, and guitarist who achieved international famein 1963 with the group The Wailers, he forged a distinctive songwriting and vocal style that would later resonate with audiences worldwide.

After the Wailers disbanded in 1974,Marley pursued a solo career upon his relocation to England that culminated in the release of the album EXODUS in 1977, which established his worldwide reputation and produced his status as one of the world's best-selling artists of all time, with sales of more than 75 million records.Exodus stayed on the British album charts for fifty-six consecutive weeks. It included four hit singles: "Exodus", "Waiting in Vain", "Jamming", and "One Love". In 1978 he released the album KAYA, which included the hit singles "Is this love?" , "Three Little Birds", and "Satisfy My Soul".

 

 

Marley died on 11 May 1981 in Miami at the age of 36. He was a committed Rastafari who infused his music with a sense of spirituality.He is considered one of the most influential musicians of all time and credited with popularizing reggae music around the world, as well as serving as a symbol of Jamaican culture and identity.