“Platinum More Than Once”: Usain Bolt Reveals His Lofty Ambition in the Music Industry

Published 10/06/2021, 4:13 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Italian Grand Prix – Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza, Italy – September 12, 2021 Usain Bolt is seen on the grid before the race REUTERS/Jennifer Lorenzini


The 35-year-old Jamaican is a living legend, who does not need any introduction. Having ruled like a king for over 16 years of his career, creating records in 100m, 200, and 4x100m relay, Usain Bolt has a huge fan following all over the world. The man himself is the epitome of perfection and success.

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With 11 World Championships and 8 Olympic medals, all of which are gold, he has earned himself the nickname ‘Lightning Bolt’. Since retiring from the track, he has also pursued other interests. Notably, on the top of his list would be his undying passion for music. Wanting to reach greater heights here too, he recently released his first album.

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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – NOVEMBER 07: Usain Bolt attends Oaks Day at Flemington Racecourse on November 07, 2019, in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Asanka Ratnayake/Getty Images)

What does Usain Bolt feel about music?

Earlier this year, Bolt released his first reggae album called ‘Country Yutes’. Notably, he is the producer of the album. Another song he has created goes by the name ‘Living the Dream.’ The extremely catchy soundtrack uplifts and motivates the listeners, which was the sole purpose of the song.

No matter what I go into, I always want to do the best. So it was with football too. It did not work, but I went into it to do my best. In music, I want to win a Grammy and I want to sell to platinum more than once. But it will take time because just like with athletics, I have to invest time to learn the subject,”  said Bolt.

Multitalented Bolt

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Having won innumerable laurels in the track career and then captaining the World XI team in the Soccer aid, Bolt has proven himself to be an all-rounder. Notably, the Jamaican seems to have a never-ending list of talents and areas of interest.

Wanting to be the best in every field, he gives his 100% to achieve his target. Having more than 56.7k subscribers on YouTube is yet another example of him excelling in an undiscovered area and reaching great heights with ease.

BARCELONA, SPAIN – NOVEMBER 23: Usain Bolt (R) of Jamaica, Allyson Felix of the United States and Yohan Blake of Jamaica pose during the preview day of the IAAF Athlete of the Year Award at the IAAF Centenary Gala on November 23, 2012, in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Manuel Queimadelos Alonso/Getty Images)

Usain Bolt has always been one of the most influential and inspiring sporting figures. Having a network of US$90 million, he’s also the most paid Olympian in the history of the games. But with him stepping into a variety of other ventures, his presence is being felt more prominently as a more dynamic figure to admire now.

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Divya Chaturvedi

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Divya Chaturvedi is an Olympic Athletics author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing her Under Graduate degree in Psychology from the University of Delhi. She's also an internationally recognized athlete, specializing in Shot Put and Discus, representing India at the International Children's Games held in Australia has been one of the biggest feats in her endeavor so far. Having participated in The Road to Wimbledon and representing the state several times, she bagged a number of titles for the same.

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