YG Marley, Son of Lauryn Hill and Grandson of Bob Marley, Earns First Billboard Hot 100 Entry

Marley performed the song at some of Lauryn Hill's concerts, prompting demand from new fans and TikTok users.

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The Marley Family legacy continues with breakout artist YG Marley, whose debut single has made the Billboard Hot 100.

The 22-year-old, who's the son of Lauryn Hill and Rohan Marley, and grandson of the late Bob Marley, released his single "Praise Jah in the Moonlight" last December. Co-written with his 8-time Grammy-winning mother, the song is Marley's first time on the Billboard Hot 100, where it's currently charted at No. 74.

"Praise Jah in the Moonlight" samples Bob Marley & the Wailers' 1978 song "Crisis" and was performed at several Hill concerts during her 2023 tour celebrating the 25th anniversary of her 1998 debut solo album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.

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Due to the demand of concert attendees, "Praise Jah" arrived to DSPs on Dec. 27, later reaching No. 1 on Spotify's Global and U.S. Viral 50 charts, per Billboard.

The song's success also ties in with the release of the upcoming Bob Marley biopic, One Love, which is set to release on Feb. 14. Portraying Marley in the film is Kingsley Ben-Adir, while Lashana Lynch, Tosin Cole and Michael Gandolfini also appear.

YG Marley, born Joshua Marley, is Hill's second-eldest son and third-born overall out of six children in total, including Zion, Selah, John, Sara and Micah.

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