- 1976: Rolling Stone Band of the Year
- June 1978: Awarded the Peace Medal of the Third World from the United Nations.
- February 1981: Awarded the Jamaican Order of Merit, then the nation’s third highest honour.
- March 1994: Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
- 1999: Album of the Century for Exodus by Time magazine.
- February 2001: A star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
- February 2001: Awarded Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.
- 2004: Rolling Stone ranked him No. 11 on their list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.
- 2004: Among the first inductees into the UK Music Hall of Fame
- “One Love” named song of the millennium by BBC.
- Voted as one of the greatest lyricists of all time by a BBC poll.
- 2006: A blue plaque was unveiled at his first UK residence in Ridgmount Gardens, London, dedicated to him by the Nubian Jak Community Trust and supported by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
- 2010: Catch a Fire inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame (Reggae Album)
Robert Nesta Marley OM was a Jamaican singer, songwriter, and musician who lived from 6 February 1945 to 11 May 1981. His musical career was distinguished by the incorporation of reggae, ska, and rocksteady elements. He is remembered for his distinct vocal and lyrical style.
For more than a decade, he has been regarded as a global figure in popular culture. Marley narrowly escaped an assassination attempt at his home in 1976, which was thought to be politically motivated. He is regarded as one of the most successful reggae artists of all time.