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us: Diddy, 1969-

  • [Diddy is a Grammy awardee.]
  • URI(s)

  • Instance Of

  • Scheme Membership(s)

  • Collection Membership(s)

  • Variants

    • us: P. Diddy, 1969-
    • us: Combs, Sean, 1969-
    • us: Combs, Puffy, 1969-
    • us: Puffy, 1969-
    • us: Diddy, P., 1969-
    • us: Combs, 1969-
    • us: Combs, Diddy, 1969-
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1969-11-04
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Harlem (New York, N.Y.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Howard University
        • Organization: (naf) Bad Boy Worldwide Entertainment Group
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: Andre Harrell Uptown Records (Firm)
    • Gender

    • Occupation

        (lcsh) Businesspeople
          (lcsh) Rap musicians
            (lcsh) Sound recording executives and producers
        • Earlier Established Forms

            Puff Daddy, 1969-
        • Sources

          • found: No way out [SR] p1997: label (Puff Daddy)
          • found: Rolling stone, Apr. 20, 1995: p. 24 (Sean "Puff Daddy" Combs; rap music producer, owner of Bad Boy Entertainment)
          • found: Entertainment weekly, Aug. 8, 1997: p. 76 (Puff Daddy; gangsta rap singer)
          • found: The best of the boys, 1998: p. 189 (Sean "Puffy" Combs, b. Sean John Combs, 1970)
          • found: Chef aid : the South Park album, p1998: container (Puffy) booklet (Sean "Puffy" Combs)
          • found: Totally hits 2001 [SR] p2001: container (P. Diddy)
          • found: All Music Guide WWW site, Jan. 25, 2002 (Puff Daddy; Sean "Puffy" Combs; P. Diddy; b. Nov. 4, 1970, Harlem, NY; producer)
          • found: E!Online WWW site, Jan. 25, 2002 (Mar. 29, 2001: "the hip-hopster otherwise known as Sean Combs says he's officially dropping his Puff Daddy handle in favor of another nickname, P. Diddy")
          • found: New York times, Aug. 24, 2001: p. E20 (Sean (Puffy) Combs; P. Diddy; artist formerly known as Puff Daddy)
          • found: Int. ww in pop. mus., 7th ed. (Combs, Sean (Puff Daddy, P Diddy); b. 1970, Harlem, NY; American rap artist and producer, fashion designer, and business executive)
          • found: Dogg Pound (Musical group). Cali iz active [SR] p2006: container (Diddy)
          • found: Int. ww in pop. mus., 8th ed. (Combs, Sean (Diddy); b. 1970, Harlem, NY)
          • found: Wikipedia, July 25, 2006 (Sean Combs; Sean Jean Combs; b. Nov. 4, 1969; American record producer, actor, and entertainment mogul; his current nickname and recording name is Diddy; previously, he has been known as Puff Daddy, P. Diddy and Puffy)
          • found: Diddy WWW site, July 25, 2006 {}
          • found: All music guide WWW site, July 25, 2006 (Diddy; b. Sean Combs, Nov. 4, 1970, Harlem, NY)
          • found: Internet Movie Database, July 25, 2006 (Sean "P. Diddy" Combs; b. Nov. 4, 1969, New York, N.Y.; sometimes credited as: Sean "Puffy" Combs, Puffy Combs, Sean Combs, Combs, Puff Daddy, P. Diddy, P Diddy, Diddy)
          • found: Bad Boy WWW site, July 25, 2006 (Diddy; P. Diddy; Sean "P. Diddy" Combs; b. Nov. 4, 1969, Harlem)
          • found: E!Online WWW site, July 25, 2006 (article dated Aug. 16, 2005 titled: Diddy drops the P.)
          • found: Sean "Diddy" Combs, c2007.
          • found: Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience, Second Edition, accessed April 17, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Combs, Sean (“P. Diddy”); “Puff Daddy”; rap producer/artist, recording industry leader, entrepreneur; born 04 November 1969 in Harlem, New York, United States; attended Howard University; was intern and vice president of Andre Harrell's Uptown Records; founded Bad Boy Entertainment (1993); recorded a tribute song entitled “I'll Be Missing You” (1997) which was a smash hit; won two Grammy Awards for his album No Way Out ; named Soul Train's entertainer of the year; held Number One spot on the Billboard singles chart for twenty-two weeks (1997); owned Sean John clothing line and Justin's restaurants; the richest entertainer on Fortune's list of multimillionaires under the age of forty (2003))
        • LC Classification

          • ML420.D549
        • General Notes

          • [Diddy is a Grammy awardee.]
        • Change Notes

          • 1997-10-03: new
          • 2015-07-21: revised
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