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Bob Marley’s ‘Legend’ Becomes Best-Selling Reggae Album Ever – Black History Month

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Bob Marley‘s untimely death in 1981, brought sorrow among reggae fans who felt his departure from the world was too soon.

He along with the Wailers were reggae’s biggest stars and internationally renowned. In 1979, after his death, Islands Records released Marley’s 12th studio album ‘Legend.’

It was a compilation of his greatest hits throughout his career including ‘No Woman, No Cry,’ ‘Could You Be Loved,’ and ‘I Shot the Sheriff.’

Since its release on May 8, 1984, it has become reggae’s best-selling album of all time. To date it has sold over 25 million copies worldwide and 14 million in the U.S.

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