Sean "Diddy" Combs

  1. 2013 Grammy Week Parties: All The Sights, Sounds, Hotspots

    February 05, 2013 2:50 PM EST Pre-parties, afterparties, brunches, dinners, galas galore -- it's the music industry's week to shine. Here's a roundup of everything we know about that's going on (that we're allowed to write about, anyway). Caveat empt ...

  2. Drake, Lil Wayne and Mariah Carey Top Honorees at 2012 BMI Urban Awards

    September 08, 2012 1:00 AM EDT (L-R): BMI president/CEO Del Bryant awards YMCMB honcho Bryan "Birdman" Williams the songwriter of the year trophies for both Drake and Lil Wayne, as BMI vice president, writer/publisher relations Catherine Brewton and BMI director, writ ...

  3. Chris Lighty 1968-2012: From The Bronx to Native Tongues to Top Hip-Hop Exec

    August 30, 2012 8:09 PM EDT At press time, industry colleagues and artists were trying to come to grips with the unexpected death of Chris Lighty. The savvy entrepreneur and hip-hop visionary, who founded the game-changing company Violator Management, died this morning of an ...

  4. Chris Lighty, Founder of Violator Management and One of Hip-Hop's All Time Great Execs, Has Died

    August 30, 2012 2:34 PM EDT Chris Lighty, the savvy entrepreneur who founded Violator Management and one of the key executives in hip-hop history, has died. The news was confirmed to Billboard today by a source at Primary Violator Management. He was 44. A spokeman for the Ne ...

  5. Katy Perry Teams Up With Popchips for Ads, Investment

    July 25, 2012 7:52 AM EDT Katy Perry has a new favorite snack. The pop star is the new face of Popchips and will appear in advertising for the brand this fall. "I was hooked after my first bite!" Perry said in a release. "When I discover something good, I wa ...

  6. Producer Mike WiLL Made It is a Self-Made Man

    July 19, 2012 6:25 PM EDT Mike WiLL Made It doesn't need a team. Since landing his first placement on Gucci Mane's 2007 mixtape, "No Pad, No Pencil," at 17, the Marietta, Ga., native has elevated his production profile without a manager or label deal, i ...

  7. More Tributes To Beastie Boy Adam Yauch: Eminem, Chuck D, Jay-Z, Madonna, Others

    May 06, 2012 10:47 AM EDT Beastie Boys (from left): Mike D, MCA and Ad-Rock "Adam Yauch brought a lot of positivity into the world and I think it's obvious to anyone how big of an influence the Beastie Boys were on me and so many others. They are trailblazers and ...

  8. Backbeat: Diddy Shows His Love For Social Media at Beverly Hills Ciroc Party

    April 02, 2012 12:45 PM EDT Sean "Diddy" Combs, brand ambassador for CIROC vodka, at an event for the libation in Beverly Hills. Sean "Diddy" Combs stopped by the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills on Thursday night to extend a "thank you" to the many b ...

  9. Backbeat: Mariah Carey Dazzles During First Post-Pregnancy Performance in New York

    March 02, 2012 3:02 PM EST Just 10 months after giving birth to twins Moroccan and Monroe, a soulful and slender ("30 lbs [less] on Jenny Craig," according to her rep) Mariah Carey returned to the stage with a set at New York's Gotham Hall on Thursday night ( ...

  10. Diddy to Launch Revolt, a New Music Network, Through Comcast

    February 21, 2012 11:26 AM EST Comcast, the nation's largest cable provider with more than 22 million subscribers, will distribute networks owned by Sean "Diddy" Combs, NBA superstar Magic Johnson, and Hollywood director Robert Rodriguez. The announcement came Tu ...

  11. Photos: Clive Davis, Alicia Keys, Diddy Pay Tribute to Whitney Houston at Pre-Grammy Gala

    February 12, 2012 10:11 AM EST Chief Creative Officer of Sony Music Clive Davis at the Clive Davis and the Recording Academy's 2012 Pre-GRAMMY Gala and Salute to Industry Icons Honoring Richard Branson at The Beverly Hilton Hotel . He said the late-Whtiney Houston "wo ...

  12. Megaupload Drops Lawsuit Against Universal Music Over Viral Video

    January 22, 2012 10:02 AM EST In the aftermath of the Justice Department's crackdown on Megaupload, the company has dropped its lawsuit against Universal Music Group over an allegedly unlawful takedown of a video showing many superstars endorsing the troubled file-sharing ...

  13. Urban Power List: Sean 'Diddy' Combs

    January 12, 2012 11:39 AM EST Sean "Diddy" Combs Founder/CEO, Bad Boy Worldwide Entertainment Group; brand manager, Ciroc Website: diddydirtymoney.com Twitter: @IAmDiddy Ciroc Star In 2007, Sean "Diddy" Combs put his name to his biggest hit in years, and th ...

  14. Urban Power List: Mark Pitts

    January 03, 2012 5:37 PM EST Mark Pitts President, RCA Urban Music CEO, Bystorm Entertainmnet Website: RCARecords.com Twitter: @BystormPitts The A&R Guru In an interview last August after being appointed CEO of RCA Music Group, Peter Edge told Billboard there is "a d ...

  15. Sean 'Diddy' Combs On New Ciroc Vodka Campaign, His Brand, Frank Sinatra

    December 21, 2011 9:08 AM EST Sean Combs, a.k.a. Diddy, likes to compare himself to Sinatra. He's done it in interviews for years, and in his new ad for Ciroc Vodka (filmed in Las Vegas to the tune of "Luck be a Lady"), he uses the video form. But at heart, Didd ...

  16. Backbeat: Diddy, Jimmy Iovine Bring Out Dr. Dre, Russell Simmons, Cassie To See Some 'Culo'

    October 10, 2011 12:49 PM EDT Bunmen: (From Left) Interscope/Geffen/A&M Chairmen Jimmy Iovine, photographer and visual artist Raphael Mazzucco, music mogul and rapper Sean "Diddy" Combs. (Photo: WireImage) The hip-hop and fashion worlds collided last night (Oct. ...

  17. Chris Brown Wins Big At BET Awards

    June 27, 2011 7:34 AM EDT The statuette for best music awards show host in 2011 should go to comedian Kevin Hart. He was a major bright spot during BET Awards '11 (June 26) at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. In between Hart's shenanigans-including a hilario ...

  18. Sean 'Diddy' Combs, Mary Mary Honored at ASCAP's Rhythm & Soul Music Awards

    June 27, 2011 7:00 AM EDT This past weekend (June 24), Sean "Diddy" Combs received the prestigious Founders Award and Mary Mary garnered the Golden Note Award at ASCAP's 24th Annual Rhythm & Soul Music Awards, which took place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel ...

  19. U2, Bon Jovi Lead Forbes List of 25 Highest-Paid Musicians

    June 16, 2011 2:15 PM EDT Touring is the clearest way to millions in the music business these days, as Forbes' new list of the 25 highest-paid musicians shows. U2 leads the pack with $195 million, due in no small part to their record-breaking "360" tour, whi ...

  20. Sean 'Diddy' Combs to Receive Founders Award At ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Awards

    May 25, 2011 9:28 AM EDT Sean "Diddy" Combs will receive ASCAP's Founders Award during the performing rights organization's 24th annual Rhythm & Soul Music Awards. The invitation-only ceremony will take place Friday, June 24, at the Beverly Hilton ...

  21. Diddy Tops Forbes' Five Wealthiest Hip-Hop Artists List

    March 10, 2011 12:29 PM EST Forbes revealed its top five richest hip-hop artists list yesterday (March 9), and Sean "Diddy" Combs took the top spot. Check out the list below: 1. Diddy ($475 million) 2. Jay-Z ($450 million) 3. Dr. Dre ($125 million) 4. Birdman ($100 ...

  22. Gwen Stefani, Diddy Set for Star-Studded Fashion's Night Out

    September 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The fashion industry is turning to the music business to boost its fortunes as part of the second annual Fashion's Night Out on Sept. 10. Musicians will perform at some of New York's top fashion houses as part of the event, aimed at luri ...

  23. NY Ex-employee, 51, Accuses 'Diddy' Of Age Bias

    September 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A New York woman has sued Sean "Diddy" Combs, saying he fired her because of her age two decades after she helped launch his career. Fifty-one-year-old Francesca Spero filed the age discrimination lawsuit Wednesday (Sept. 1) in federal c ...

  24. Woman Claiming To Be Diddy's Wife Arrested

    March 03, 2010 12:00 AM EST A woman claiming to be the wife of Sean "Diddy" Combs has been arrested after making two visits to a Long Island house she erroneously believed was the home of the hip-hop superstar. Cemelia Green has pleaded not guilty to criminal misch ...

  25. Dr. Dre Headphones Lines Up Diddy

    January 08, 2010 12:00 AM EST When Dr. Dre and Interscope's Jimmy Iovine first teamed with Monster to create the Beats by Dr. Dre line of headphones it was an interesting experiment in artist-branded music accessories - clunky name aside. The Beats line has since added th ...

  26. Diddy To Exit WMG, New Deal Reportedly In Place

    September 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT After a five-year run, Sean "Diddy" Combs confirmed with Billboard that he is exiting his exclusive deal with Warner Music Group/Atlantic Records at the end of this month. A new, as-yet-not-officially-announced deal is in place, accordin ...

  27. Mariah Carey, Diddy, Lil Wayne Albums Delayed

    July 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Some of the most highly-anticipated albums of the summer have been delayed, including Mariah Carey's "Memoirs of An Imperfect Angel," Sean "Diddy" Combs' "Last Train To Paris" and Lil Wayne's "Rebi ...

  28. Diddy Makes A Date For 'Paris' Trip

    February 19, 2009 12:00 AM EST Sean "Diddy" Combs has set a Sept. 22 release date for his new artist album, "Last Train To Paris." The-Dream, Tricky Stewart, the Neptunes, Marion Winans, T-Pain, Rodney Jerkins and the Souldiggaz are among the producers on th ...

  29. Diddy To Receive First Reginald F. Lewis Award

    July 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sean "Diddy" Combs will be honored with the first Reginald F. Lewis Award on Sunday, July 6. The award will commemorate Lewis' legacy as the first African-American billionaire. "Mr. Combs, like my husband, came from humble begi ...

  30. Los Angeles Times Retracts Hoax Rapper Story

    April 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Los Angeles Times on Monday retracted a story that linked hip-hop mogul Sean "Diddy" Combs to the 1994 shooting of rapper Tupac Shakur, admitting that the report relied on fake FBI documents. The move came three weeks after the paper ...

  31. Diddy Unveils Janelle Monae In New York

    April 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sean "Diddy" Combs presented Janelle Monae, the newest addition to the Bad Boy Records roster, to music industry insiders last night (April 3) at New York's Blender Theater. The singer/songwriter/producer is signed to the label via ...

  32. L.A. Times Apologizes For Shakur Story

    March 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Los Angeles Times apologized for using documents that were apparently fabricated in a story implicating associates of Sean "Diddy" Combs in a 1994 assault on rapper Tupac Shakur. "The bottom line is that the documents we relied ...

  33. Diddy Inks Ciroc Vodka Deal

    October 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Just five years ago, Sean "Diddy" Combs asked Busta Rhymes to "pass the Courvoisier." These days, it's all about the vodka. The 37-year-old hip-hop mogul has inked a multiyear deal to develop the Ciroc vodka brand - one of ...

  34. Snoop Seeks To Overturn UK Visa Denial

    March 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Snoop Dogg, who has been denied a visa to enter Britain on a European tour, is seeking to have the decision overturned, a spokeswoman said on Saturday. The 35-year old, arrested during a disturbance at London's Heathrow airport last year, had ...

  35. Diddy Partners With Burger King

    October 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT In his latest role, Bad Boy Records founder/CEO and recording artist Sean "Diddy" Combs becomes a brand ambassador for Burger King. In this capacity, he will assist the fast food retailer in increasing its profile in the worlds of music ...

  36. Diddy Partners With Burger King

    October 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Deal includes a YouTube branded channel. In his latest role, Bad Boy Records founder/CEO and recording artist Sean "Diddy" Combs becomes a brand ambassador for Burger King. In this capacity, he will assist the fast food retailer in incre ...

  37. Making The Brand

    February 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST Never underestimate the power of negative publicity.That has somewhat become the credo behind the marketing of Sean "Diddy" Combs' new men's fragrance, Unforgivable. Read Michael Paoletta's column. Never underestimate the ...

  38. Making The Brand

    February 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST Never underestimate the power of negative publicity.That has somewhat become the credo behind the marketing of Sean "Diddy" Combs' new men's fragrance, Unforgivable. Read Michael Paoletta's column. Never underestimate the ...

  39. WMA Signs Diddy For Representation

    February 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST The William Morris Agency has signed Sean "Diddy" Combs for exclusive music representation. The William Morris Agency has signed Sean "Diddy" Combs for exclusive music representation. WMA VP Brent Smith is the responsible agent ...

  40. Bad Boy Latino Launches

    August 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Joint venture to run through Warner Music Latina. Sean "Diddy" Combs, founder and CEO of Bad Boy Entertainment and producer Emilio Estefan, chairman of Estefan Enterprises, have officially launched Bad Boy Latino. The multi-media joint v ...

  41. Official Bad Boy Latino Launch Revealed

    August 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Diddy, Estefan partner for label. Producer Emilio Estefan and Sean "Diddy" Combs are set to formally reveal the launch of Bad Boy Latino during a party in Miami on Aug. 25, Billboard.biz has learned. The joint venture label, a spin-off f ...