And The GRAMMY Went To ... Stephen Marley

Inside reggae star's GRAMMY-winning Best Reggae Album
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    Stephen Marley
March 19, 2012 -- 2:58 pm PDT
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(In the coming weeks GRAMMY.com will feature information and video highlights on winners from the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards, held Feb. 12 in Los Angeles. Each installment will offer the winning or related video, and some pertinent, and not so pertinent, information about the track and the artists.)

Album: Revelation Pt. 1: The Root Of Life

Artist: Stephen Marley

Won for: Best Reggae Album

Previous wins: Seven previous GRAMMY wins, including Best Reggae Album for Mind Control in 2007.

Did you know?: Stephen Marley was born the second son to Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Bob Marley. In 1979 he appeared on his first single, "Children Playing In The Streets," at age 6 with brother Ziggy Marley. Profits from the song went to the United Nations to aid its efforts during the International Year of the Child. Stephen Marley has the most GRAMMY wins among his brothers Damian (three) and Ziggy (five). Released in 2011, Revelation Pt. 1: The Root Of Life features 14 tracks written or co-written by Marley, including "No Cigarette Smoking (In My Room)." The album topped Billboard's Reggae Albums chart, his third album to take the top spot following 2007's Mind Control and 2009's Mind Control: Acoustic.

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