Jimmy Cliff is a Jamaican actor and reggae musician whose career has spanned almost 50 years. He is best known to mainstream audiences for starring in the 1972 film,The Harder They Come, as well as his critically acclaimed soundtrack of the same name, which gave himself and the reggae genre significant international exposure. In October 2003, he was given the highest honor for achievement in the arts and sciences that the Jamaican government can grant, the Order of Merit. As of today, he is the only living musician to hold that honor. In 2010, Jimmy Cliff was also inducted into the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame. He released Rebirth in 2012, his first studio album in seven years, which won the 2013 Grammy for Best Reggae Album. This was his second “Best Reggae Album” Grammy win, the first being in 1986 with the album, Cliff Hanger.