Sean Combs, also known by his stage names Diddy and P. Diddy, is an American rapper, singer, record producer, actor, and entrepreneur. He has won three Grammy Awards and two MTV Video Music Awards, and his clothing line earned a Council of Fashion Designers of America award. He was originally known as Puff Daddy and then as P. Diddy. In August 2005, he changed his stage name to simply "Diddy", but continues to use the name P. Diddy in the UK as the result of a lawsuit.
From 1992 to 2000, Combs performed under the stage name Puff Daddy; from 2001 to 2004 P. Diddy, and from 2005 Diddy. He has achieved 12 total top 5 Billboard Hot 100 hits, and topped the U.S. rap songs chart 12 times.