Sean "Diddy" Combs was honored with the 2,362nd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Leron Gubler, President and CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, presided over the event. Guests included Jamie Foxx and Antonio "L.A." Reid.
6801 Hollywood Boulevard on May 2, 2008.
Beginning with his acting debut in the film "Made," Combs went on to receive critical acclaim for his supporting role in "Monster's Ball" opposite Halle Berry and made a successful Broadway debut starring in the lead role of Walter Lee in the classic Lorraine Hansberry tale, A Raisin in the Sun. Recently, Combs starred and executive-produced a television adaptation of the critically acclaimed movie adaptation of the of the Tony® award-winning Broadway revival which aired on ABC. A Raisin in the Sun will debut on DVD May 13, from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Additionally, he has also appeared in the highly anticipated prequel "Carlito's Way: The Beginning" directed by Brian De Palma. Adding to his roster of television ventures, Combs joined the HBO family in June 2005 with the series "P. Diddy Presents the Bad Boys of Comedy" which features the hottest up-and-coming urban comedians performing in front of a live audience.
Sean Combs, the CEO and founder of Bad Boy Worldwide Entertainment and Sean Combs Enterprises, is 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 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, which he executive produced. In 2006, Combs released Press Play, his hugely anticipated follow up album which debuted at the top of the charts awarding him the number one album in the country.
Combs' success in music quickly transitioned into the small screen. Combs and MTV have always had a special relationship beginning with his famous videos and show stopping VMA performances. In June 2003 he teamed up with MTV to find the next big hip hop group with Making the Band 2 which aired for three seasons. Making the Band 3 premiered in Spring, 2005 and Combs brought a new installment of the hit show recently with the 4th installment. Making The Band 4, in search of an all girls group premiered in Jan 2008. This time around platinum recording artists, and winners of Making The Band 3, Danity Kane join the guys in the same house to begin working on their respective albums.
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). Additionally, Combs launched his first fragrance, "Unforgivable" in 2006 with cosmetics giant Estee Lauder which quickly became the number one selling fragrance across America followed by "Unforgivable Woman" in 2007.
In 2007 Combs-- who indirectly helped put high end liquor on the map through mentions in hip hop songs and product placements in music videos-- took on the official job with Ciroc Vodka when he announced a groundbreaking, strategic alliance with the liquor company, managing all branding, marketing, advertising and public relations initiatives for Ciroc Vodka.