Marley's "Legend" Goes Diamond

By MXL on 7/31/2009 02:44:00 PM

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Released in 1984, Legend: The Best of Bob Marley and the Wailers didn't stir it up on the charts. It entered Billboard at No. 168 and peaked at No. 54.

But the reggae icon's posthumous collection has lived up to its name by becoming only the 17th album to exceed sales of 10 million copies since Nielsen SoundScan began tabulating in 1991.

It's quite a feat for an artist who never had a top 40 single and didn't win a Grammy in his lifetime.

Congrats are in order for the late, great Rasta. He was peace and love personified. I'll be smoking 10 blunts to celebrate this acheivement (you know, 1 for every million sold).

I don't know where USA Today got their info from, though. According to the RIAA Website, there have been waaay more than 17 diamond albums. Oh well.

Enjoy a few samples of Bob's eternal dopeness after the stretch.


Supplier: USA Today

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