The illustrious hip hop mogul and pioneer Sean "Diddy" Combs is scheduled to win the prestigious Global Icon Award at the 2023 Video Music Awards (VMAs). The awards ceremony will be broadcast live from the Prudential Center in New Jersey on Tuesday, September 12 at 8 PM ET/PT. Diddy will be given the Global Icon Award in recognition of his extraordinary career and ongoing influence that have led to unmatched global success in music and other fields.
Combs will also make a much anticipated return to the legendary MTV stage. Combs' influence has been felt throughout the world for more than three decades and includes two #1 albums on the Billboard 200 and eleven #1 songs on the Billboard charts. Since 2005, he hasn't performed at the VMAs till now.
Diddy is nominated for the Global Icon Award as well as four more prizes this year for "Gotta Move On: Queens remix" and "Creepin" (Remix). Two of his nominations are for "Best Collaboration," in addition to "Best Rap" and "Best R&B."
The Global Icon Award, which originated from MTV's Europe Music Awards (EMAs), honors a musician or band whose legendary career and ongoing influence have contributed to an exceptional level of international success in music and other fields. The 2002 MTV Europe Music Awards were similarly hosted by Diddy at the Palazzo Sant Jordi in Barcelona, Spain.
Diddy has a long association with the VMAs, beginning with his first performance of "Mo Money, Mo Problems" in 1997. In 2002, he made a comeback to the stage and sang a medley of "Bad Boy For Life" and "I Need A Girl (Parts 1 & 2)." In 2005, Snoop Dogg performed live on stage and the late Notorious B.I.G. gave a video performance while Diddy hosted the VMAs from Miami. Diddy won a Moonman for "Best R&B Video" in 1997, his first year as a nominee, and went on to win the "Viewer's Choice" award in 1998. He will make his ninth appearance at the VMAs this year.
Diddy just revealed that his long-awaited R&B masterpiece "The Love Album: Off the Grid" will be released on September 15, 2023, otherwise known as Diddy Day. The new album, released under Diddy's LOVE Records banner, marks his victorious comeback following the release of his highly regarded solo album "Last Train to Paris" in 2010. Not only is he getting back into music, but he's also rediscovering and loving the craft of storytelling. The album demonstrates Diddy's growth as a producer and artist, positioning him to push the envelope of R&B. This new body of work advances the genre while showcasing Diddy's unrivaled ability to choose outstanding musical performances. The record is expected to enthrall listeners everywhere thanks to an astonishing range of collaborators brought together by Diddy.
Diddy has an unparalleled impact on the music business as a cultural icon, trailblazer, and mogul. He returns to his R&B roots as Executive Producer and Curator of "The Love Album: Off the Grid" with a history of successful recordings and a reputation for influencing the sounds of superstars.