Sean John Combs (born November 4, 1969) is an American rapper, singer, producer, and actor. Combs has used many stage names during his career. He currently uses Diddy but has also used P Diddy and Puff Daddy. He was born in New York City. He started his musical career in 1988. He is in connection with Bad Boy Records. He is the richest hip hop musician. Combs has won three Grammy Awards. Three albums that he executive produced were put on Rolling Stone magazines list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. In 2001 Combs acted in Made. In 2010, Combs released his fifth album, Last Train to Paris. Lots of other musicians sung on the album including Justin Timberlake, Usher, and Grace Jones.
Sean John Combs
November 4, 1969
New York City, U.S.
|Net worth||US$740 million (2019 estimate)|
|Member of||The Hitmen|
|Formerly of||Dirty Money|
Personal life change
Combs has five children. He is also the stepfather of his girlfriend Kimberly Porter's son Quincy.
On November 16, 2023, Combs' ex girlfirend Casandra "Cassie" Ventura filed a $30 million sexual assault lawsuit against him, alleging that he subjected her to a decade-long “cycle of abuse, violence and sex trafficking.” Cassie claimed that the abuse began when their relationship start that this included a 2018 rape after she tried to leave him, and multiple instances of domestic violence. Combs' attorney has denied the allegation. He would settle the lawsuit on November 17
- 84th Academy Awards
- 2012, Best Documentary Feature, Undefeated (executive producer)
- NAACP Image Awards
- BET Awards
- 2007, Best Male Hip Hop Artist (Nominated)
- MTV Video Music Awards
|1997||"I'll Be Missing You"||Best R&B Video||Won|
|1998||"It's All About the Benjamins (rock remix)"||Video of the Year||Nominated|
|"Come with Me"||Best Video from a Film||Nominated|
|2002||"Bad Boy for Life"||Best Rap Video||Nominated|
|1998||Best New Artist||General||Himself||Nominated|
|1998||Best Rap Performance By a Duo or Group||Rap||"Can't Nobody Hold Me Down"||Nominated|
|1998||Best Rap Performance By a Duo or Group||Rap||"Mo Money Mo Problems"||Nominated|
|1998||Best Rap Performance By a Duo or Group||Rap||"I'll Be Missing You"||Won|
|1998||Best Rap Album||Rap||No Way Out||Won|
|2000||Best Rap Performance By a Duo or Group||Rap||"Satisfy You"||Nominated|
|2002||Best Rap Performance By a Duo or Group||Rap||"Bad Boy For Life"||Nominated|
|2003||Best Rap Performance By a Duo or Group||Rap||"Pass the Courvoisier (Part 2)"||Nominated|
|2004||Best Rap Performance By a Duo or Group||Rap||"Shake Ya Tailfeather"||Won|
- Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time (albums executive produced by Sean Combs)
|133||The Notorious B.I.G.||Ready To Die||1994|
|279||Mary J. Blige||My Life||1994|
|483||The Notorious B.I.G.||Life After Death||1997|
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- "40th Grammy Awards". Rock on the Net. 1998. Retrieved July 22, 2012.
- "42nd Grammy Awards". Rock on the Net. 2000. Retrieved May 23, 2012.
- "44th Grammy Awards". Rock on the Net. 2002. Retrieved May 23, 2012.
- "45th Grammy Awards". Rock on the Net. 2003. Retrieved May 23, 2012.
- "46th Grammy Awards". Rock on the Net. 2004. Retrieved May 23, 2012.
- "Ready to Die". Rolling Stone. November 1, 2003. Archived from the original on July 9, 2012. Retrieved July 28, 2012.
- "My Life". Rolling Stone. November 1, 2003. Archived from the original on May 25, 2012. Retrieved July 28, 2012.
- "Life After Death". Rolling Stone. November 1, 2003. Archived from the original on July 12, 2012. Retrieved July 28, 2012.