Bob Marley is one of the few musical artists in the world whose music has outlasted him and is still relevant over thirty years after his passing. An example of the impact he has on fans of his music is demonstrated through his rise up the Billboard Social 50 chart on his birthday. On this particular day the fans of Bob Marley uploaded tribute videos to a special Web site which allowed them to interact with other Bob Marley music fans and in the process he went from number 35 to number 14 in one week.
The tributes to Bob Marley and his music did not end at the special web site as the traffic to his Facebook and Wikipedia pages also increased significantly. The birthday of Bob Marley which was on February 6 showed the impact that the music of this great singer had on his fans. The power of music is something that cannot be underestimated in affecting social change.
Over the course of the week of his birthday tribute the percentage of fans that visited Bob Marley's Facebook page increased by over 22% and his Wikipedia page increased by over 140%. For entertainment advertisers Bob Marley's birthday week is the equivalent of striking gold every year for one full week. It also demonstrates the huge impact his music had on the lives of of his listeners, young and old.
Bob Marley's music remains relevant many years later despite the fact that no new music from him is being unearthed. The reggae artist Bob Marley achieved what many artists want to achieve with their lives which is to leave a positive legacy.