Sean “Diddy” Combs has reportedly switched industry gears after signing a record deal with Motown Records.
According to The Jasmine Brand, the Bad Boy Records founder is believed to be in the studio working on a new solo project for the first time in 16 years. Diddy released his last solo album, Press Play, back in 2006 with features from Mary J. Blige, Keyshia Cole, Jamie Foxx, Brandy, Avant, Twista, Timbaland, and others.
With no additional details about Diddy’s Motown deal or his forthcoming album, it does appear that Bad Boy Records is still active.
The artist and music mogul announced that he was working on his fifth studio album, Off The Grid Vol. 1, in 2021 with plans to release it during September of the same year, but the project has not yet dropped. It has not been confirmed if Off The Grid will be released under Motown’s label.
In other Diddy news, it was revealed that he would be taking the stage as the host of the 2022 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Sunday (May 15). He will also be the executive producer of the show.
“This will be unlike any awards show – I’m bringing the love and setting the frequency at an all-time high,” said Diddy in an official statement. “The Billboard Music Awards truly represent the artists and where music is today, so I’m excited to curate the biggest live performances and surprises. The world has to tune in to see.”
R&B veteran singer Mary J. Blige will receive the Icon Award. Other performances for the evening include Megan Thee Stallion, Burna Boy, Latto, and others.
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