Sean Combs, the CEO and founder of Bad Boy Worldwide Entertainment Group is a multifaceted entertainment powerhouse. Sean “Diddy” Combs was recently declared “One of the Most Influential Businessmen in the World” by TIME magazine and CNN. Combs oversees one of the world’s preeminent urban entertainment companies, encompassing a broad range of businesses including recording, music publishing, artist management, television and film production, recording facility, apparel, fragrance and restaurants.
Music has always been at the heart of his career. He is a recognized producer, solo artist and performer, who has produced chart-topping hit songs for music superstars including Aretha Franklin, Sting, Jennifer Lopez, Mary J. Blige, Janet Jackson and the Notorious B.I.G. Combs, has also released four multi-platinum albums and won his third Grammy Award for the #1 song “Shake Ya Tailfeather” from the Bad Boys II soundtrack. In 2006, Diddy released Press Play, his hugely anticipated follow-up album, which debuted at the top of the charts awarding him the #1 album in the country. In 2010, he released his sixth studio album, Last Train to Paris featuring his new group Diddy-Dirty Money which received critical acclaim. He most recently released his first EDM album 11 11, an album three years in the making, this past August.
Sean’s success in music has translated into a collection of business including the screen. In June 2003, Diddy teamed up with MTV to find the next big hip hop group with Making the Band II, which aired for three seasons. Diddy brought a new installment of the now hit show with Making the Band III in 2005, when he was in search of an all-girl group. Furthermore, Sean’s television ventures also include HBO. In June 2005, the series P. Diddy Presents the Bad Boys of Comedy premiered, which featured the hottest up-and-coming urban comedians performing in front of a live audience.
Acting is fast becoming an important ingredient in the burgeoning empire of Sean Combs. His big screen credits include Made, Carlito’s Way: The Beginning, Monster’s Ball and Get Him to the Greek. Furthermore, he made a successful Broadway debut starring in the lead role of Walter Lee in, A Raisin in the Sun. In 2008, Combs was the lead actor in and executive-produced a television adaptation of the acclaimed play for ABC Network which was nominated for three Emmy Awards. Sean went on to win an NAACP Awards for Best Actor for his role in the film.
Not only has Combs made an indelible mark on the worlds of entertainment, he continues to break new ground in the fashion industry. Since the inception of his label, Sean John Clothing, Combs has been praised for his innovative and sexy approach to fashion. His efforts were recognized in 2004 when he was awarded the prestigious “Perry Ellis Menswear Designer of the Year Award” from the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA).
Combs is a proud father to sons Justin, Christian, Quincy, daughter Chance and twin girls D’Lila Star and Jesse James. He currently divides his time between New Jersey and Miami.