Sean Combs Diddy

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Sean John Combs was born on November 4, 1969 in New York City. After graduating in 1987, Combs started working for Uptown Records as a talent director. Later, in 1993, he founded Bad Boy Records and earned immense profits from the achievements of the performers he signed to the records company, most notably Biggie, also known as The Notorious Big. In 1997, Combs released his debut album titled “No Way Out,” which was certified platinum seven times and was immediately followed by successful albums like Forever in 1999, The Saga Continues in 2001 and Press Play in 2006. Till date, Combs won two MTV Video Music Awards and three Grammy Awards. Combs has been involved in relationships with Kimberly Porter, Misa Hylton-Brim and Sarah Chapman and has five children and a step-child. As an entrepreneur, he has a movie production company and is the producer of MTV’s show Making the Band. He also owns two restaurants and has his own clothing line known as Sean John. On 21 October 2008, Combs took-over Liz Claiborne’s Enyce clothing line and in November 2008, he included a perfume for men called “I Am King” to his Sean John brand. Diddy is known for wearing the cologne Green Irish Tweed.