Olympic Legend Usain Bolt Overtakes Bob Marley in Reggae Charts With New Album Debut

Published 09/04/2021, 2:29 AM EDT
Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt gestures in a news conference during an event arranged by his sponsors in Mexico City, October 7, 2015. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido


Only a handful of artists have the ability to mesmerize their audience like the legendary Bob Marley. The revolutionary artist entertained music lovers for years and, voiced out his opinions with his platform. The reggae artist’s magnetic personality charmed every individual. Meanwhile, Usain Bolt is following the legend to become an iconic artist as well. The greatest athlete of all time wants to take over the music industry and released a new album named Country Yutes. The album, like the athlete himself, is doing wonders and has raced to the top.

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Usain Bolt released a new album

The legendary sprinter collaborated with his manager Nugent ‘NJ’ Walker to release his new album. Making his debut into the music business, Bolt’s album is skyrocketing to the top of music charts. Moreover, it passed Bob Marley’s album to become the #1 on the iTunes Reggae charts. It passed Marley’s tribute of ‘Legend: The Best of Bob Marley & The Wailers’.

By arriving on the biggest stage of them all, Bolt seems happy that his project is doing well. ‘Living the Dream’ and ‘It’s a Party’ are some songs that have topped the charts. Thus, his entry into the music world is official with this smashing new album.

Bolt spoke about his dream, and how he wants to produce music. “I don’t really sing the songs, but I want to produce, I want to be a part of them because I love music so much.”

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Endorsements deals and other ventures

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Running gave him everything. From being a top music artist to a brilliant entrepreneur, hard work has always symbolized Bolt. Remarkably, he is one of the richest athletes in the world.

In addition, he has signed deals with Hublot, Virgin Media, Gatorade, Visa, and the list just goes on and on. Champion Shave is another company in his bucket and he wants to start a fast-food chain too.

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Entry into the music world is the latest venture from the multi-faceted Bolt, and it looks set to become a sensation.

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Jacob Gijy

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Jacob Gijy is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Gijy finished his Masters in Counselling Psychology and worked in a hospital for 2 years before his passion for sports compelled him to find his way to sports journalism. A fan of the great Tim Duncan, he is always ready to pick up a debate with anyone who does not offer the centre the respect he deserves.

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