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Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley Goes Gold w/ Skrillex + Unleashes New mp3 “Is It Worth It? (Gun Man World)”

DAMIAN “JR GONG” MARLEY GOES GOLD ONCE AGAIN

FOR HIS SKRILLEX COLLAB “MAKE IT BUN DEM”

GRAMMY-WINNING ARTIST DROPS BRAND NEW SINGLE
“IS IT WORTH IT (GUN MAN WORLD)”

This week, reggae star Damian “Jr Gong” Marley scores another Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) Gold certified hit for his Skrillex collab “Make It Bun Dem.” This is the first time Damian has reached this status since his ‘Welcome To Jamrock’ album in 2006. The album’s title track also sold over 500,000 units in 2005.

Skrillex reached out to Damian to be on the track and the rest is history. When released in 2012, “Make It Bun Dem” saturated all blogs, clubs and airwaves worldwide. To date, the video has received over 72 million YouTube views: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGpzGu9Yp6Y

Purchase the single now, along with 6 other remixes, on ‘Make It Bun Dem After Hours (Remixes)': https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/make-it-bun-dem-after-hours/id555199107

Today, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley also reveals his brand new single “Is It Worth It? (Gun Man World).” LISTEN here now: https://soundcloud.com/withlove-pr/damian-jr-gong-marley-is-it

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Damian Marley and Skrillex’s ‘Make It Bun Dem’ certified gold

Skrillex and Damian MarleyDamian ‘Jr. Gong’ Marley can celebrate some history on the day his late father, Bob, would have celebrated his 69th birthday was born as Make It Bun Dem, the chart-topping collaborative effort with American producer, Skrillex has been certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).It was announced Thursday morning that the song, initially released in May 2012, achieved the prestigious status after over 501,000 copies of the song were sold in the United States, according to Soundscan. This makes Marley the first Jamaican artist to go gold since Gyptian, whose award-winning single, Hold Yuh(2010) achieved similar status last June.Make It Bun Dem continues to do well chart-wise, currently holding third spot on Billboard Magazine’s Digital Reggae Singles Chart, previously holding top spot on that chart for several weeks. The single also reached charts in the U.K., Australia, France, Sweden, Belgium and Austria, among other countries and, combined with the official video, has over 115 million YouTube hits.Marley has struck gold before, as the international Reggae superstar earned similar status for his Grammy-winning album, Welcome To Jamrock as well as his single of the same name, which has sold close to 580,000 copies.

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Damian Marley and Skrillex top Billboard’s digital Reggae chart with ‘Make It Bun Dem’

Skrillex and Damian MarleyHighly acclaimed Reggae/Dancehall singer, Damian ‘Jr. Gong’ Marley has become a fixture on Billboard’s Reggae digital songs chart thanks to his chart-topping single, Make It Bun Dem, crafted by popular American dance producer, Skrillex.

Premiered in January of last year, Make It Bun Dem has scored over 317,000 downloads, including nearly 7,000 download this week alone. The song has spent 21 weeks at the top of the chart and has also made an impact on charts worldwide, placing as high as 15th in Belgium, 16th in New Zealand and 16th on the UK dance chart.

It has also become a hit with Jamaicans, topping a number of charts, particularly TVJ’s Entertainment Report chart for several weeks.

Originally released as an instrumental in 2011, Make It Bun Dem was then re-recorded with vocals from Damian Marley‘s chart-topping smash, Welcome To Jamrock. However, Marley offered to do new, original lyrics for the song and by May of last year, the current version of the song was released.

The official video for Make It Bun Dem was subsequently unveiled in September and has garnered over 40 million views on YouTube alone.

Marley currently has four songs on Billboard’s Digital Reggae charts, including the aforementioned Welcome To Jamrock, Patience and Road To Zion, with the latter two songs featuring long-time collaborator and hip-hop superstar, Nas.

Skrillex, a California native, has been active in the music scene since his days as the lead singer of

From First To Last. The 25-year-old musician released two albums with the band before leaving in 2007 to pursue a solo career. He has also released tracks such as Bangarang (feat. Ellie Goulding) and Breakn’ A Sweat (feat. The Doors).

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