Bob Marley's 'Legends' album

Bob Marley's 'Legends' album

Bob Marley’s ‘Legend’ Album Makes Billboard History Again

Written by: Nekisha Cyrus

Reggae music’s pioneer, Bob Marley continues to make Billboard history, as it was recently announced that his album ‘Legends’ just became the second album to hit 13 years on the Billboard chart.

According to Forbes, the album which was originally released 37 years ago on May 8, 1984, has peaked at No. 5 on the Billboard 200 Charts, making it Bob Marley’s highest-charting album in the United States and also the second longest-charting album in the history of Billboard with 13 years. The first being the English rock band, Pink Floyd’s ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ (in a very distant 1st place, with nearing 1000 weeks on the charts).

The ‘Legends’ album is a compilation of Bob Marley’s greatest hits collection of singles in its original vinyl format and holds the title for the Best-selling Reggae album of all time.

Additionally, in November 2020, the Jamaica Observer announced that in August 2020, ‘Legend’ was issued a 13-times platinum certification and that the top-selling Marley title of all time had sold 3.3 million in the United Kingdom and more than 33 million worldwide. The Observer also reported that over “the last 12 months”, three albums and five songs from the Bob Marley and the Wailers catalogue were certified gold, silver, or platinum in the UK, by the British Phonographic Industry, among them ‘Stir It Up’, ‘Is this Love’, ‘Jamming’ and ‘Waiting in Vain’; all of which were also featured on the ‘Legends’ album together with BBC’s song of the Century ‘One Love’

Also back in 2003, the album was also ranked number 46 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time and later maintained the rating on a revised list in 2012. yes, a true masterpiece indeed.

The definition of a true icon is someone whose work continues to live on and impact the world even long after they’re gone and this statement has been proven time and time again by the Reggae legend, Bob Marley. CEH will like to extend a special congratulations to the late great Bob Marley on achieving yet another huge milestone, as we continue to appreciate his contribution to making Reggae music what it is today.

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