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Rediscover YG Marley and His Song ‘Praise Jah In The Moonlight’

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As of February 6th, 2024, Jamaican singer YG Marley’s hit song “Praise Jah In The Moonlight” officially hit Billboard’s Top 100 chart. Originally released on December 27th, the song debuted at number 74 along with 6.2 million streams in the United States. The song continues to make weekly gains of 59%. The song includes a sample of Bob Marley and the Wailers’ 1978 track “Crisis.” This gives Marley his first appearance on the top 100 list after “Stay the Night” came out back in 2011.

The grandson of the late Bob Marley and the son of Rohan Marley and Lauryn Hill, YG (or Joshua) Marley is the sixth member of the Marley family to have a song that hit Billboard’s Top 100 list. That list includes Bob Marley, Ziggy Marley, Ky-Mani Marley, Damian Marley and Skip Marley.

YG Marley. Taken from Buzz Music.

The song debuted ahead of the upcoming movie release of Bob Marley: One Love. On TikTok, the song has soundtracked in over 150,000 clips to date. As the Marley family has made a name for themselves, it will be interesting to see what the future has in store for them.

Here is a list of all the Marley songs that have made the Billboard Top 100 list throughout the years: 

Title, Artist Billing, Peak Position, Year:
  • “Roots, Rock, Reggae,” Bob Marley and The Wailers, No. 51 (1976)
  • “Tomorrow People,” Ziggy Marley and The Melody Makers, No. 39 (1988)
  • “Good Time,” Ziggy Marley and The Melody Makers, No. 85 (1991)
  • “Avenues,” Refugee Camp All Stars feat. Pras with Ky-Mani, No. 35 (1997)
  • “Gotta Be…Movin’ On Up,” Prince Be & Ky-Mani, No. 90 (1998)
  • “Welcome To Jamrock,” Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, No. 55 (2005)
  • “Chained to the Rhythm” Katy Perry feat. Skip Marley, No. 4 (2017)
  • “Bam,” Jay-Z feat. Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, No. 47 (2017)
  • “Praise Jah in the Moonlight,” YG Marley, No. 74 (2024)

In addition to the February Billboard accolade, this week, YG Marley’s song is No. 6 on Music Daily’s Trending Tracks chart.

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