|Birth Name:||Sean John Combs|
|Date of Birth:||04/11/1969|
|Age:||50 years old|
|Net Worth:||$820 million|
P. Diddy Songs Entrepreneur turned rapper is a creator of songs like I’ll Be Missing You is also singer to have his albums No Way Out with Platinum status.
Sean John Combs a.k.a P. Daddy, Puffy, P.Diddy was born on November 4, 1969. He is a rapper, singer, songwriter, actor, record producer and entrepreneur of American Music Industry. P.Diddy started as a talent director at Uptown Records and is the founder of label Bad Boy Entertainment in 1993. Platinum status of his debut album No Way Out in 1997 is a milestone in this music career. Foreever (1999), The Saga Continues… (2001) and Press Play (2006) and Last Train to Paris (2010) are some of the innovative contributions to the Music world by P. Diddy.
Early Life Track
The birth place of P. Diddy is Harlem, Manhattan, New York City and he grew up in Mount Vernon, NewYork. His Father Melvin Earl Combs one time U.S. Air Force serving person and his mother Janice (Smalls), was a model and teacher’s assistant. As an associate of convicted New York drug dealer Frank Lucas, his father was shot dead at age of 33 while in the car. P. Diddy was only of 2 years of age at the time.
In 1987 P. Diddy did graduation from Roman Catholic Mount Saint Michael Academy in 1987. P. Diddy was a member of a division title winning team of the Academy in 1986. The nickname “Puff” was given to him as a child for his behaviour “Huff and Puff” at the time of being angry, P. Diddy quotes.
He attends Havard University with a business major and dropped out at a sophomore year. P. Diddy however in 2014 returned to get an Honorary Doctorate in Humanities. The same moment delivers an address at the 146th Commencement of the University.
Music Career Track
In the beginning of 1990s, Combs was an intern at Uptown Records in New York. He works as talent director (A&R) at uptown with a development of singers like Jodeci and Mary J. Blige. Following a stampede, in a charity event, P. Diddy leaves Uptown Records and forms a joint venture with Arista Records, a label Bad Boy Entertainment in 1993.
Bad Boy Entertainment later fosters Mariah Carey, Method Man, Boyz II Men, Lil’ Kim, Biggie Smalls and so on. He produced many songs from the early 1990s to mid-1990s. At the mid-1990s, Biggie Small was murdered and Comb records a song “I’ll Be Missing You” as a tribute to Small Biggie. Some time period before the incident he recorded his debut single “Can’t Nobody Hold Me Down” and peaks no. one for 28 weeks. On July 1, 1997, a four month after the murder of Small Biggie (The Notorious B.I.G) they record an album No Way Out originally titled Hell up in Harlem. The album reaches #1 on the Billboard 200 in its first week with 5.61 thousand copies sold.
P. Diddy songs continue to dominate the Billboard Charts at the time Can’t Nobody Hold Me Down staying for 28 weeks and I’ll Be Missing You stays 11 consecutive weeks in Billboard 100 Charts. P. Diddy songs were released and the song “Come with Me” gets in 1998 movie Godzilla on collaboration with Jimmy Page. P. Diddy songs album earns five 40th Grammy Awards nomination in 1998. He earns one Grammy Award for Best Rap Album. The album also gets a certification of Septuple Platinum on 7th September 2000 by Recording Industry Association of America.
In 1999 P. Diddy debut solo studio album peaks #2 on the Billboard 200 and #1 On the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart upon release. The three songs from the album get an entry in the Billboard Charts and peaks #4 on the Canadian Album Charts.
In 2001, Puff Daddy changes his stage name to P. Diddy and release his gospel album Thank You. The same year he appears as a drug dealer in the film Made and gets an appearance in Monster’s Ball. At the same period, he collaborates with artists like Kelis, ‘N Sync although pretty surprising.
P. Diddy ends joint venture ship with Arista Records of Bad Boy Entertainment and gains full control of catalogues and its roster of artists. The same year in July he releases The Saga Continues a last joint venture album of Arista Records and Bad Boy Entertainments. The only album under the name of P. Diddy peaks #2 o the Billboard 200 and the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts and gets Platinum certification. The album even did not include any feature artists.
The in 2002 as an executive producer of the reality TV show Making the Band airs on MTV and runs the show for 7 seasons till 2009. During the period he even announces to rename is stage name and gets into controversy and does out court settlement. P. Diddy also appears in the movies like Carlito’s Way: Rise to Power and A Raisin in the Sun in 2005. The same year he sells half of his company to Warner Music Group and hosts the 2005 MTV Video Music Awards.
P.Diddy releases his album Press Play on October of the 2006 and debuts #1 on the U.S. Billboard 200 Chart. The album copies sold were 173,009 and songs like “Come to Me” and “Last Night” reaches Billboard Hot 100 charts top ten least and gets gold certification.
In 2010 P. Diddy creates a rap supergroup the Dream Team and appears in few of the TV shows. P. Diddy’s group Diddy-Dirty Money releases an album Last Train to Paris with his four singles. The group even sang a song “Coming Home” live on American Idol.
The first song of his mixtape MMM(Money Making Mitch) “Big Homie” releases in Feb of 2014 along with his previous stage name Puff Daddy. A year later in November 2015, the mixtape releases with 12 tracks. That year 2015 July his last album title No Way Out2 was announced and a year later he confirms of him retiring from his last album and tour.
The following month Bad Boy Records’ launches a tour to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the label. The same year a documentary Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: A Bad Boy Story as a cover of Barclays Center in Brooklyn shows and behind-the-scenes events was released on June 23, 2017. P Diddy went however for 20 more shows in the United States and Canada.
P. Diddy has not only involved in the music business but also in fashion. He has a clothing line Sean John with a nomination in Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Award for Menswear Designer of the Year in 2000. In 2004 along with the investment of a billionaire Ronald Burkle has won the award in 2004. P. Diddy also has a perfume “I Am King” for men launched in 2008 with a dedication to Barack Obama, Muhammad Ali and Martin Luther King Jr. The clothing line Sean John introduced a brand GIRLS collection in 2016.
Alongside, a clothing line P. Diddy was an owner of two restaurants with a name Justin’s after his son. The restaurants were closed in 2007 and 2012 in New York and Atlanta. He is a designer of the alternate jersey of Dallas Mavericks and contributing helper of Ciroc Vodka brand for 50% shares of the profits. He is also the present owner of Enyce clothing line. P. Diddy y is also a stakeholder of Revolt TV. Including all his assets P. Diddy owns a net worth of $820 million of assets.
Personal life, Charities and Controversies
Sean John Combs is a father of six children. His first child is Justin Combs born in 1993 to Misa Hylton-Brim his high school sweetheart. He was in on and off relationship with Kimberly Porter from 1994 to 2007 with an adoption and raised by Porter’s son Quincy from a previous marriage. They have a son Christian and twin daughters D’Lila Star and Jessie James. His daughter Chance was born to Sarah Chapman five months before the twins were born and took legal responsibility. P. Diddy owns a home in Alpine, New, Jersey.
He is the founder of an Organization Daddy’s House Social Programs helping inner city youths in 1995. Combs, in 2005 donate clothes from his clothing line and money alongside Jay-Z to the victims of Hurricane Katrina. Combs, has “Diddy Day” on October 13, 2006, by Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Combs is a speaker for 146th commencement ceremony of Howard University along with honorary doctorate. He spoke about his experience of Howard being an influence to his achievements.
P. Diddy at times has been in weapons-related charges and bribery. He was even involved in a lawsuit for the stage name Diddy with an out court settlement.