By deadun1

    Puff Daddy, aka P. Diddy was born Sean Combs in Harlem, New York on 11th November 1970.
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    P. DIDDY

    December 1991: A celebrity basketball game and benefit Puff had organized turned tragic when a stampede occurred within the audience and 9 people died of "asphyxia due to compression of the chest." Poor security and organization were sited as the cause of the tragedy, and Puff Daddy had been in charge of both. The event devastated Puff Daddy, but soon he was feeling the effects of success with work on hit LPs by Mary J. Blige, Jodeci and Heavy D.
  • new beging

    : After working at Uptown Records throughout the early 90s and after being let go from the company, Puff Daddy established Bad Boy Entertainment whose clients eventually include the late Notorious B.I.G., 112, Total,Faith Evans, and Craig Mack. Bad Boy's first major hit came with the 1994 Craig Mack single, "Flava In Ya Ear." In a short 4 years, Bad Boy Entertainment sold approximately $100 million worth of recordings. Bad Boy Entertainment also made a multi-million dollar deal with Arista Reco
  • 1995

    Puff Daddy's production success with Bad Boy Entertainment continued with the Notorious B.I.G.'s emergence as a well-known rap artist with his LP Ready To Die and the single "Big Poppa." Bad Boy Entertainment could now boast an impressive line-up of acts, and multi-platinum success.
  • east vs west

    At the same time, a once friendly relationship with rapper 2Pac and Death Row's Suge Knight had turned into a war of words, comments, and accusations, especially in 2Pac's song "Hit 'Em Up." The East coast versus West coast rivalry continued after 2Pac was fatally shot, and many rumors connected Puff Daddy and the Notorious B.I.G. with his death.
  • recoreding out side his lable

    : Puff Daddy began producing for other artists outside his own company including Boyz II Men, SWV, Mariah Carey, Lil' Kim, Babyface, New Edition, and Aretha Franklin.
  • Billboard

    Puff topped the Billboard Rap Singles chart for 9 weeks helping out Lil' Kim with "No Time."
  • helping out a friend

    Puff Daddy hit the Top 40 helped out by Mase with "Can't Nobody Hold Me Down." "Can't Nobody Hold Me Down" topped the Billboard R&B Singles Sales chart for 12 weeks.
  • sad month

    Puff Daddy had big plans for the up-coming release of the Notorious B.I.G.'s next LP. But Puffy lost his close friend to gunshots. B.I.G.'s LP, Life After Death, was released 3 weeks later to great commercial and critical success. Puff Daddy's reaction to B.I.G.'s death (and the death of rival 2Pac the year before) was to leave the business - but friends talked him out of it. "When everything happened, I just wanted to give up. I didn't wanna work, I didn't wanna make music no more." Puff's sing
  • back on top

    The single "Can't Nobody Hold Me Down" was certified 2x platinum. "I'll Be Missing You" topped the Billboard Dance Music Maxi-Singles Sales chart for 11 weeks.
  • top 40

    Puff hit the Top 40 with his tribute to Notorious B.I.G. - "I'll Be Missing You" (with Faith Evans and 112). The track hit the Top 10 by the end of the month. "I'll Be Missing You" topped the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart for 11 weeks, the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Sales chart for 9 weeks, the Billboard R&B Singles chart for 8 weeks, the Billboard R&B Singles Sales chart for 8 weeks, and the Billboard Rap Singles chart for 8 weeks
  • the best

    No Way Out was certified 4x platinum and the single "Been Around The World" was certified platinum. Puff Daddy & The Family hit the Top 40 with "It's All About The Benjamins." SoundScan proclaimed Puff Daddy's No Way Out the third best-selling LP of 1997 - selling over 3.4 million copies in the U.S. Looking back on 1997, Puff Daddy told Rolling Stone: "Statistically, this was one of the best years of my life, but personally, it was one of the worst..." Puff Daddy topped the Billboard Rap Singles

    Puff Daddy was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group ("Satisfy You" with Puff Daddy). Puffy was arraigned in court in New York and plead not guilty to criminal possession of a weapon charges. Later in month more claims against Puffy surfaced stating that he attempted to bribe his driver to lay claim to the gun that was found.

    uff Daddy was sued along with Lil' Kim and Lil' Cease for $200 million for invasion of privacy related to a phone conversation used in the track "Play Around" (on a LP by Lil' Cease produced by Puffy and Lil' Kim).

    No Way Out was certified 7x platinum.
  • back down

    Puffy's saga continued when rapper Shyne (aka James Barrow), a 'protege' of Puffy was charged with attempted murder and assault for the shooting in New York. in mid-January, Puff Daddy and his bodyguard was indicted on weapons charges alleging that 2 guns were linked to them. Puffy hired well-known lawyer, Johnnie Cochran to dispute the charges. Puffy responded to reporters: "The decision to indict me is wrong. I'm innocent and we will prove it." Puffy hit the Top 40 again with the song "Satisfy

    Puffy's trial for illegal gun possession and bribery began with the prosecution stating Puffy fired a gun at the ceiling at the nightclub and that a witness would testify seeing a gun thrown from his vehicle after he fled the scene with his driver and girlfriend, Jennifer Lopez. The bribery charge stems from accusations that Puffy bribed his driver to state he owned the gun found in the vehicle.
  • 9/11

    Puffy teamed up with David Bowie to rework Bowie's hit "This Is Not America" into "American Dream" for the Training Day soundtrack. Puff hit the Top 40 with "Bad Boy For Life" with the help of Black Rob and Marc Curry. Puffy could be heard on the All-Star Tribute benefit single "What's Going On" (with proceeds going to AIDS and 9/11 charities).
  • WOW

    Diddy topped the Bilboard 200 LP chart, Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, and Top Rap Albums chart with Press Play. The LP sold over 170,000 copies its first week of release in the US.