Ziggy bags Emmy for “I Love You Too”

CALIFORNIA, United States, Wednesday June 26, 2013 – Five-time Grammy-winning reggae artist Ziggy Marley has added his first-ever Emmy award to an impressive collection of accolades.

Marley, the eldest son of legendary Jamaican musician Bob Marley, bagged the latest award for his song “I Love You Too” from the Disney Channel’s animation “3rd and Bird” at the Daytime Emmy Creative Arts Awards in Los Angeles.

The reggae icon’s association with the television show began after he completed his 2009 Grammy award-winning children’s album Family Time, which featured the popular “I Love You Too”.

The recognition of the song with the Emmy win came not only as a complete surprise to Marley, but was a good fit for his aspirations to expand and diversify the influence of reggae.

The 44-year-old entertainer, along with several of his siblings, has appeared on the American children’s television series Sesame Street and has voiced a character for the animated film “Shark Tale”.

A father of six, Marley also penned a children’s book titled “I Love You Too” earlier this year, making him the second of Bob Marley’s children to author a book for kids.

Last year, his sister Cedella wrote the well-received “Three Little Birds” based on her famous father’s hit song. The book went on to be adapted into a musical, while a remix version of the song features in a summer promotional campaign for Hyundai’s Assurance Connected Care programme.

Meanwhile, Ziggy Marley and his brother Stephen will be among the featured artists when the best-selling reggae album of all time, Legend by their iconic father, sees its music revamped with the release of Legend: Remixed this summer.

The project was launched by the Universal Music Group, which distributes the Marley catalogue, along with the Marley family’s Tuff Gong company.

According to Universal Music chief Bruce Resnikoff, Legend: Remixed is another step to introduce Bob Marley’s music to a new generation.

“The Marley name and music are precious to us. We are truly honoured to continue Bob’s legacy with the support and participation of his family and the Tuff Gong organisation,” Resnikoff said. “We feel the release of this album will offer key opportunities to the Marley family to expand their brand, and its message, outside of traditional music venues.” Click here to receive free news bulletins via email from Caribbean360. (View sample)