YG Marley Biography

YG Marley is a reggae singer and rapper. He received limelight after releasing the song “Praise Jah In The Moonlight” in 2024. The audience so much loved his song. He received more than 100,000 followers on his verified Instagram account. He first began releasing songs professionally in 2020. His complete name is Joshua Omaru Marley.

YG Marley Bio, Age, Height, Parents, Wife, Net Worth

YG Marley was born on 5th December 2001 and is 22 years old as of 2024. He belongs to South Orange, New Jersey, U.S. His birth name is Joshua Marley and he is the son of Lauryn Hill and Rohan Marley. He is Hill’s second-eldest son and the third-born child out of six children in the family. He is the grandson of the late Bob Marley.

The names of the other five children are Zion, Selah, John, Sara, and Micah. The parents, Lauryn Hill and Rohan Marley have been together for 15 years, but they never got married officially. YG Marley has numerous siblings: half-brother former NFL player Nico Marley and half-sister model Selah Marley.


The Marley family’s involvement in the music industry has continued its legacy with breakout artist YG Marley. YG Marley made his debut with the single-track song that received its ranking in Billboard Hot 100. Same like Peso Pluma, he is a talented singer who will surely be a star in the future. 

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He receives huge limelight after his single, “Praise Jah in the Moonlight.” The single was released in December 2023, and he co-wrote with his mother. His mother has received 8-time Grammy awards, and YG Marley has received his song first time on the Billboard Hot 100. His song is currently charted at no. 74.

YG Marley has included the sample of Bob Marley & the Wailers’ 1978 song “Crisis” in his latest song, “Praise Jah in the Moonlight.” His song was celebrated at various hill concerts during the 2023 tour. During that time, he also celebrated the 25th anniversary of his 1998 debut solo song album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.

YG Marley Biography

Real Name Joshua Omaru Marley 
Birth Date 5 December 2001
Age (as of 2024) 22 Years
Birth Place United States
Profession Singer
Qualification Graduate

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 6’ 0” – in Centimeters – 182 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 80 kg  –  in Pounds – 176 lbs
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Black
YG Marley Rapper


Father Rohan Marley
Mother Lauryn Hill
Sister Sara Marley
Brother Zion David Marley, John Neste, Selah Louise Marley

Relationship Status

Marital Status Single
Who is his wife/girlfriend?
Children Three
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Personal Life

Marley has not yet disclosed anything concerning his personal life. Joshua is a proud dad of three children however, who is their mother isn’t publicly available. He might have a girlfriend with whom he might spend quality time. 

Social Life

YG Marley is available on Instagram under Emancipate Yourself [ygmarley]. He has 372K followers, 535 following members, and 30 posts on Instagram. His first post on Instagram was on 7th March 2019. He posted the song’s video and shared the singing platform with his mother. 

Joshua is also available on YouTube. He joined YouTube on 25th December 2023 and goes by the handle name – @YGMarley. On the same date in December 2023, YG Marley released the song “Praise Jah in the Moonlight” on YouTube. Since then, he has 90.6K subscribers and 9.3M views.

YG Marley Net Worth

YG Marley, aka Joshua Omaru Marley, is a 22-year-old singer and songwriter. He also raps and has recently released his first single track in December 2023. He is known to have a net worth of around $500,000. He belongs to a family of singers and a rich family, sharing his relationships with at least five other siblings.


  • YG Marley released the song in December 2023. During the week of 12 to 16th January 2024, the song – “Praise Jah In The Moonlight” was streamed over 1 million times. The song reached number 1 on Spotify Global and the U.S. Viral 50 charts.
  • Many of YG Marley’s fans say he looks like his fellow performer, Chance The Rapper.
  • The song’s success is known to be tied to the release of the biopic of Bob Marley [grandfather of YG Marley]. The name of the biopic is One Love, and it is set to release on 14th February 2024. YG Marley plays a role in the film with other artists, Lashana Lynch, Tosin Cole, and Michael Gandolfini.

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