With hits like "Is This Love" and "Three Little Birds," Bob Marley's joyous spirit and incredible discography inspired a generation of artists and fans alike. Born in Jamaica in 1945, he began his music career in 1963, forming the band Bob Marley and the Wailers. From there, the rest is history. The late reggae artist has accumulated a number of accolades, including a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and a posthumous induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994.

Before his untimely skin cancer-related death in 1981, he and numerous partners welcomed 11 children, two of whom he adopted. Among them, nearly half have followed their famous father's footsteps to pursue music careers of their own, while the others have succeeded in different endeavors. Read on for an introduction to the large family.