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December 4, 2010
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Alton Ellis' son signs with Marleys

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Stephen Marley, Five-time GrammyAward-winning producer, singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, alongside his brothers Damian and Julian, is proud to announce the signing of reggae music singing sensation Christopher Ellis to the growing roster of musical talent featured on the Marley brothers record label imprint, Ghetto Youths International, Inc.

Christopher Lamour Ellis was born the youngest male progeny to 'The Godfather of Jamaican Rocksteady', the late Alton Ellis. Talented in his own right, the soulful, London-born 28-year-old roots reggae, r&b crooner has been astounding audiences with his incredibly natural, smooth vocal styling since the age of 11.

In 2009, a mutual friend introduced Stephen Marley to Christopher Ellis in Jamaica. During that meeting on Hope Road, Christopher sang a cappella for the iconic reggae producer. Coincidentally, the very same day that Stephen Marley met with Christopher Ellis, Marley was also contacted by producer Baby G, son of the legendary producer King Jammy, who had a remix track by Alton Ellis that he wanted Stephen to hear. Stephen listened to the Alton Ellis remix and immediately invited Christopher Ellis to join him at King Jammy's studio in Jamaica to sing on the track.

The session resulted in Marley recording Christopher Ellis' first single titled, End of Time, produced by Baby G. The track features Christopher Ellis, Stephen Marley and Jah Cure, and is inspired by Alton Ellis' rendition of You Made Me So Happy.

magnificent opportunity

The magnificent opportunity of working with Stephen Marley and the Marley family has continued in 2010 in Miami where Christopher Ellis has spent quality time working in the studio on material that is being helmed and produced by the mega- producer.

"I feel so incredibly blessed to be working on my debut album with Stephen Marley for the Ghetto Youths Records family," said Ellis.

To date, Stephen Marley has produced and recorded two singles for Ellis, including End of Time and a rendition of Alton Ellis' song titled Willow Tree, a sweetly seductive lover's ballad.

End of Time has an anticipated release, while a ballad version and a reggae version of Ellis' Willow Tree is available now on iTunes. Later this year, a video launch accompanying Ellis' Willow Tree single will mark Christopher Ellis' international debut, including in the territories of London, Jamaica and the United States.

Willow Tree is available for purchase at www.itunes.com, and the song's video can be viewed on YouTube.

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