Diddy Nominated For Four Other Awards This Year, Including Two For “Best Collaboration,” As Well As “Best Rap” And “Best R&B”

(New York, NY) – Sean “Diddy” Combs, the legendary hip hop mogul and pioneer, is set to receive the prestigious Global Icon Award at the 2023 Video Music Awards (VMAs). The awards show will air on Tuesday, September 12 at 8 PM ET/PT from the Prudential Center in New Jersey. Diddy will receive the Global Icon Award for his unparalleled career and continued influence that has achieved unrivaled global success in music and beyond.


Combs, whose worldwide impact has endured for more than three decades including two #1 albums on the Billboard 200 and eleven #1 singles on the Billboard charts, will also make a highly anticipated return to the iconic MTV stage. This marks his first performance at the VMAs since 2005.


In addition to receiving the Global Icon Award, Diddy is also nominated for four other awards this year for “Gotta Move On: Queens remix ” and his work on “Creepin” (Remix). His nominations include two for “Best Collaboration,” as well as “Best Rap” and “Best R&B.”


The Global Icon Award, originally from MTV’s Europe Music Awards (EMAs), celebrates an artist or band whose unparalleled career and continued influence have achieved a unique level of global success in music and beyond. Diddy also hosted MTV Europe Music Awards 2002 at the Palazzo Sant Jordi, Barcelona, Spain.


Diddy has a storied history with the VMAs, with memorable moments dating back to his debut performance of “Mo Money Mo Problems” in 1997. He returned to the stage in 2002 to perform a medley of “Bad Boy For Life” and “I Need A Girl (Parts 1 & 2).” In 2005, Diddy hosted the VMAs from Miami, leading an orchestra into a performance featuring Snoop Dogg on stage and video performance from the late Notorious B.I.G. In his first year as a nominee, Diddy won a Moonman for “Best R&B Video” (1997) and later won the “Viewer’s Choice” award (1998). This year’s VMAs will mark his ninth appearance.


Diddy recently announced his highly anticipated R&B masterpiece “The Love Album: Off the Grid” dropping on Diddy Day, September 15th, 2023. Under his LOVE RECORDS imprint, the new album signifies Diddy’s triumphant return since his critically acclaimed solo album “Last Train to Paris” in 2010.  It’s not just a return to music, but an evolution and renaissance of his love for the art of storytelling. The album showcases Diddy’s evolution as both an artist and producer, poised to redefine the boundaries of R&B. This new body of work pushes the genre into new territories while highlighting Diddy’s unparalleled talent for curating exceptional musical experiences. With an extraordinary array of collaborators, united by Diddy, the album is set to captivate audiences worldwide.


As a cultural icon, innovator, and mogul, Diddy’s influence on the music industry is unrivaled. With an historic catalog of hit records and a track record of shaping the sounds of superstars, he returns to his R&B roots as an Executive Producer and Curator of “The Love Album: Off the Grid.”


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