Sean John Combs , known as Puff Daddy , Puffy , Diddy , and P. Diddy , born November 4, 1969 in New York, is a rapper, actor, dancer, businessman and producer of American music. He became director at Uptown Records before founding the label Bad Boy Records in 1993. He signed The Notorious B.I.G. and takes advantage of the success of the one he has signed. He published his first album No Way Out in 1997, certified sevenfold platinum record. Follow the albums Forever (1999), The Continuous Saga ... (2001) and Press Play (2006). In 2009, Combs formed the band Diddy - Dirty Money and published his hit album Last Train to Paris (2010). In 2017, his fortune is estimated at $ 820 million.
Having retired from Howard University in 1990 after two years of study, Combs became an intern at Uptown Records. Employed at Uptown, he signs Jodeci and Mary J. Blige. During his years of study, Combs had the reputation of organizing sublime evenings, some of them reaching thousands of participants.
In 1993, after being expelled from Uptown, Combs founded Bad Boy Records as a joint venture with Arista Records, signing in parallel with the then-newcomer The Notorious B.I.G. >>>. The Notorious B.I.G. and Craig Mack quickly publish hit singles, followed by hit albums, especially "Ready to Die by Notorious B.I.G.". Combs signs other Bad Boy artists, such as Carl Thomas, Faith Evans, 112, Total>, and Father MC
>. The Hitmen, his production team, works with Jodeci, Mary J. Blige, Usher, Lil 'Kim, TLC, Mariah Carey, Boyz II Men, SWV, and Aretha Franklin, among others
>. Mase and The Lox join Bad Boy from the public rivals of the West Coast label Death Row Records. Combs and The Notorious B.I.G. criticize and parody Tupac Shakur and Suge Knight in songs and interviews in the mid-1990s. Between 1994 and 1995, Combs produced songs for TLC's CrazySexyCool , which ended the decade at the 25> ranking Billboard >>>.
In 1997, under the name of Puff Daddy, Combs recorded his first commercial rap. Her first single, Can not Nobody Hold Me Down , stays for 28 weeks first in the ranking Billboard Hot 100>. His first album, No Way Out , was released on July 1, 1997, at Bad Boy Records. Originally titled Hell up in Harlem , the album will undergo many changes after the murder of Notorious B.I.G. March 9, 1997>. Several artists of the label participate in the album. No Way Out is a significant success, especially in the United States, and reaches the top of the Billboard 200 its first week after publication, with 561,000 copies sold>. The album contains five singles: I'll Be Missing You , a tribute to Notorious BIG, is the first rap song to reach the top spot of Billboard Hot 100; he remains at the top for eleven consecutive weeks and reaches other international music rankings >>>. Four other singles; Can not Nobody Hold Me Down , It's All About the Benjamins , Been Around the World , and Victory , are also published. Combs collaborates with Jimmy Page on the title Come with Me for Godzilla