Reggae music has never stopped evolving but for millions of people from around the world itís still defined by the songs of Bob Marley and the Wailers. Itís been their heartbeat rhythms that have inspired so much of whatís followed since, as evidenced by the enduring popularity of the ďone-dropĒ reggae sound.
Together with Bob Marley, the Wailers have sold in excess of 250 million albums worldwide. In England alone, theyíve notched up over twenty chart hits, including seven Top 10 entries. Outside of their groundbreaking work with Marley, the Wailers have also played or performed with international acts like Sting, the Fugees, Stevie Wonder, Carlos Santana, and Alpha Blondy, as well as reggae legends such as Peter Tosh, Bunny Wailer, and Burning Spear. As the greatest living exponents of Jamaicaís reggae tradition, the Wailers have completed innumerable other tours, playing to an estimated 24 million people across the globe. They have also been the first reggae band to tour new territories on many occasions, including Africa and the Far East.