During his high school years, due to his habit of puffing out his chest to make his body seemed bigger, he earned the nickname "puffy".Majored in business administration at Howard University, he had shown a strong business instinct early on as he managed to produce weekly dance parties and run an airport shuttle service in between classes. The sudden death of Big in March 1997 prompted Diddy to write a tribute song entitled "I'll be Missing You".And according to his early morning tweet on Tuesday, he’s always been known as Puff Daddy.
His debut album, No Way Out, was released on July 1, 1997, through Bad Boy Records. No Way Out was a significant success, particularly in the United States, where it reached number one on the Billboard 200 in its first week of release, selling 561,000 copies.It reached number two on the Billboard 200 and number one on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, where it remained for one week before being knocked off by Mary J. The album received positive to mixed reviews from music critics and spawned three singles that have charted on the Billboard charts.It peaked at number four on the Canadian Albums Chart, Combs' highest-charting album in that country.American actor, rapper and record producer Sean Combs, known professionally under the pseudonyms Puffy, Puff Daddy, P.Diddy or Diddy, has released six studio albums, one remix album and seventy-two singles – including thirty-three as a lead artist and thirty-nine as a featured artist.Diddy started his Bad Boy in 1993 and secured recording deals with future-famous artists like Mariah Carey, Method Man, Babyface, TLC, Boyz II Men, Lil' Kim, Aretha Franklin, Mary J.