Bob Marley OM
(February 6, 1945 – May 11, 1981) was a Jamaican singer
, and guitarist
. He is the most widely known performer of reggae
music, and is famous for popularising the genre outside Jamaica. A faithful Rastafari
, Marley is regarded by many as a prophet
of the religion.
Marley is best known for his ska, rocksteady, and reggae songs, which include the hits "I Shot the Sheriff", "No Woman, No Cry", "Three Little Birds", "Exodus", "Could You Be Loved", "Jammin", "Redemption Song", and "One Love". His posthumous compilation album Legend (1984) is the best-selling reggae album ever, with sales of more than 12 million copies.