Label: Island Records – BMW 1 Format: LP Country: UK Released: May 1984 Genre: Reggae Style: Reggae, Roots Reggae
75th Anniversary Edition
Legend is a compilation album by Bob Marley and the Wailers. It was released in May 1984 by Island Records. It is a greatest hits collection of singles in its original vinyl format and is the best-selling reggae album of all-time, with over 12 million sold in the US, over 3.3 million in the UK (where it is the seventeenth best-selling album) and an estimated 25 million copies sold globally. In 2003, the album was ranked number 46 in Rolling Stone magazine's list of the "500 Greatest Albums of All Time", maintaining the ranking in a 2012 revised list, but dropping to number 48 in the latest revision of the list (published in September 2020).
As of 04 September 2021, Legend has spent a total of 693 nonconsecutive weeks on the Billboard 200 albums chart—the second longest run in history. Also, as of 02 September 2021, it has spent 992 weeks in the top 100 of the UK Albums Chart—the third longest run in the chart's history.