CombsSean attended Howard University in Washington, D.C., but his real education began working for Andre Harrell (current President president of Bad Boy Entertainment). For his first assignment, 20-year-old Combs Sean constructed the careers of Uptown artists Jodeci and Mary J. Blige. In the process, he helped to create a new musical genre: hip-hop soul. His collaboration with Mary J. Blige on her second album, My Life, produced a classic that spoke to a new generation of youth. When CombsPuffy left Uptown in 1993, he reemerged the very same year with a groundbreaking new company of his own, Bad Boy Entertainment.
Bad Boy"s break can be credited mostly to the making and launching of Notorious B.I.G.s debut album Ready to Die," which eventually earned double-platinum status. Bad Boy also signed and produced such platinum acts as Faith Evans (then wife of Notorious B.I.G.), female trio Total, and male vocal group 112. Combs Sean then also involved himself in several projects as producer, executive producer, remixer and occasional singer in outside projects including hits by Mariah Carey, TLC, Usher, Tony Thompson, Tevin Campbell, Method Man, MC Lyte, Lil' Kim and others.
In 1997, CombsSean released his own solo album debut, No Way Out.. The album generated nearly two dozen industry award nominations and won two Grammy awards, including Best Rap Album of the Year.
In 1999, Sean released his second album, Forever, which enjoyed multi-platinum success. With hits like Satisfy You (which earned #1 single on both Billboard's Rap and R&B charts) and Best Friend, Forever demonstrated that CombsSean's ability to innovate and entertain has only improved with time.
Most recently, CombsSean launched the careers of Black Rob and Carl Thomas, both of whom have already dominated charts and are being celebrated by fans across the world. Combs Sean's innate talent will continue to impress the entertainment industry and fans can certainly look forward to his future ventures.
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|November 4, 1969 (54)
|Harlem, New York, USA