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WHAT IT IS: The 20-year-old grandson of Bob Marley recently released his debut single, “Lions,” which flew to #1 on the Spotify Global and Viral charts. The official video just debuted. Marley is also currently featured on Katy Perry’s “Chained to the Rhythm”—now #9 at iTunes overall with 42m official vid views, while #13 at Pop radio.
RELEASE DATE: 2017
TV: TV debut with Katy Perry on the Grammy Awards; also performed on the BRIT Awards and iHeart Radio Music Awards
LIVE: Tour planned for Summer 2017
INTERNET: Social footprint grew by 55k followers in month following “Lions” release (+25k Instagram followers, +10k Twitter followers, +10k Facebook likes, +10k YouTube)
RADIO: Early “Lions” Alternative action at KITS San Francisco, KQGO Minneapolis, KPOI Honolulu, KUCD Honolulu
PRESS: Early coverage in Rolling Stone, Vogue, GQ, VIBE, Teen Vogue, more
BOOKING: Andrew Simon/CAA
MANAGEMENT: Brandon Creed/The Creed Co.