Marley." Damian’s commercial breakthrough was the 2004 single “Welcome to Jamrock.” He's won two Grammy awards and lives in Miami, Florida. Damian’s mother, Cindy Breakspeare, was Miss World in 1976, and she raised her son in a Kingston suburb, not far from Rita Marley.Despite not being one of her own, Rita welcomed Bob’s children from other relationships into her home.The name "Halfway Tree" comes from his mother, Cindy Breakspeare, being from the rich part of town, and his father, Bob Marley, coming from the poor part of town, thus him being "a tree halfway in between the 'rich' world and 'poor' world." Additionally, Halfway Tree is a well-known landmark that marks the cultural center of Half-Way-Tree, the clock tower that stands where the historical eponymous cotton tree once stood is featured prominently behind Marley on the cover of the album.The album was released on 11 September 2001 and received the 2002 Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album.The group opened the 1992 Reggae Sunsplash festival.
Marley released his third studio album Welcome to Jamrock which was released on 12 September 2005 in the United States and 13 September 2005 in the United Kingdom.The lyrics to the single "Welcome to Jamrock", which was performed over a riddim produced by Sly and Robbie for Ini Kamoze some 20 years earlier, many praised the content of the song. Clinton Hutton, professor at the University of the West Indies, said of the single, "'Jamrock' uses the icon of the inner city, of alienation, of despair, of prejudice, but of hope, of Jamaican identity, to remind us of the fire of frustration, the fire of creativity, the fire of warning to open up our eyes and look within to the life we are living.And still some of us don't want to hear and to look and say enough is enough." At the 2006 Grammy Awards, he won Best Reggae Album and Best Urban/Alternative Performance for Welcome to Jamrock.Another testament to its universality was its success on the Billboard Top 200 album, reaching as high as the number 7 spot.The title track earned Damian another Grammy Award - this time for Best Urban/Alternative Performance.
The album sold 86,000 copies in its first week of release, Other notable singles from the album include "The Master Has Come Back", "Road to Zion" featuring Nas, and "Khaki Suit" featuring Bounty Killer and Eek-A-Mouse.