Diddy Reportedly Signs Record Deal With Motown Records
Sean "Diddy" Combs appears to be changing course nearly thirty years after launching Bad Boy Records, as the mogul and artist has signed a record deal with Motown Records.
According to reports, Diddy is currently in the studio working on his first solo album since 2006's Press Play. While the upcoming album is set to be released by Motown, it's believed that Comb's new deal has nothing to do with the current state of Bad Boy, which appears to be still in operation. There have been no further details released about Diddy's deal with Motown.
P. Diddy revealed in July 2021 that he was working on his fifth studio album, titled Off The Grid Vol. 1, and scheduled its release for September of that year, but it has yet to see the light of day. It's unclear if that album is still in the works, or if the music he's currently working on is for a different project.
However, with a collaboration between Diddy and The Weeknd teased in a new Beats by Dre commercial starring New York Giants first-round draft pick Kayvon Thibodeaux, it's clear that the veteran hitmaker is gearing up to make a big splash this year.
In addition to making musical moves, Diddy was recently announced as the host of the 2022 Billboard Music Awards, which will be held at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas and broadcast on Sunday, May 15.
According to MRC and NBC, the Mt. Vernon, New York native will also executive produce the show. Diddy announced the news to his social media followers after receiving confirmation of the gig.
“BIG ANNOUNCEMENT, BIG ANNOUNCEMENT!!! I am Executive Producing and Hosting the 2022 Billboard Music Awards,” he wrote in the post’s caption. “Everybody get ready to meet me in Vegas Sun. May 15th!! Ain’t no party like a Diddy party!! Let’s get ready to #ACTBAD!!! @nbc @bbmas #bbmas”
"This will be unlike any other awards show – I'm bringing the love and raising the frequency to an all-time high," Diddy said in a statement. "Because the Billboard Music Awards truly represent the artists and where music is today, I'm thrilled to curate the most exciting live performances and surprises." The entire world must tune in to see."