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Diamond sitting on a Ledge in California
|Birth name||Brittany Nicole Carpentero|
|Born||May 20, 1988|
|Origin||Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.|
|Occupations||Rapper, songwriter, actor|
|Labels||RCA, Polo Grounds|
Crime Mob, 2004–2007
At the age of fifteen, Diamond joined the group Crime Mob in 2004. Crime Mob first garnered national attention in 2004 with their single "Knuck If You Buck," which was eventually certified Platinum. They released their debut album Crime Mob later that summer. Their next charting single, "Rock Yo Hips," was released in August 2006 and was followed by a second album, Hated on Mostly, in March 2007.
Solo career & various mixtapes, 2008–present
In November 2007, Diamond left Crime Mob to pursue a solo career. In 2010, she appeared on the remix version of "My Chick Bad", a Ludacris single, along with Trina and Eve. Her debut single "Lotta Money" was released in the summer of 2010; the video for the single included Gucci Mane. In 2011, Diamond released a song featuring Waka Flocka called "Hit That Hoe" a video was released in August 2011. Also in November 2011 Diamond released her single "Buy It All" on BET's 106 & Park. Diamond was nominated for Best Female Hip Hop Artist at the BET Awards of 2011. Diamond released her new single "Loose Screws" in 2012. She was nominated the second time for Best Female Hip-Hop Artist at the BET Awards 2012.
Diamond is scheduled to release her album The Young Life on August 28, 2012, with the singles "American Woman" featuring Verse Simmonds and "Love Like Mine" featuring Nikkiya. Diamond is slated to appear as a cast-member for the Oxygen docu-series Sisterhood of Hip Hop.
Diamond has stated that artists who have influenced her musical style include Missy Elliott, Da Brat, Salt n Pepa, Queen Latifah, Foxy Brown, Lil' Kim, Snoop Dogg, Timbaland, The Notorious B.I.G., Trina, Tupac Shakur, DMX, Eminem, Outkast, and Eve (entertainer).
- 2007: Bitch Musik
- 2008: Bitch Musik Vol. 2: Ms. Boojhetto
- 2009: P.M.S. (Pardon My Swag)
- 2010: Bitch Musik: Part Three
- 2010: Cocaine Waitress
- 2011: Bitch Musik 4: Poor Little Rich Gurl
- 2012: The Young Life
As featured performer
|Title||Year||Peak chart positions||Album|
|"Lotta Money"||2010||—||—||—||Non-album single|
|"Buy It All"||2011||—||—||—||Bitch Musik 4: Poor Lil Rich Gurl|
|"Love Like Mine"
|—||—||—||The Young Life|
(featuring Verse Simmonds)
|Title||Year||Peak chart positions||Album|
(featuring Cee-Lo Green)
|"Hit That Hoe"
(featuring Waka Flocka Flame)
|2011||—||Bitch Musik 4: Poor Lil Rich Gurl|
As featured artist
|Song||Year||Peak chart positions||Album|
|US R&B||US Rap|
|"Shawty Wus Up"
(Dondria featuring Johntá Austin and Diamond)
|2010||—||66||—||Dondria vs. Phatfffat|
(Dukwon featuring Diamond)
(Dominique Reighard featuring Diamond)
|"Bitches Ain't Shit"||2009||Attitude||'|
|"My Chick Bad" (Remix)||2010||Ludacris, Trina, Eve||'|
|"BedRock" (Remix)||Rasheeda, Toya, Kandi Burruss, LoLa Monroe||'|
|"Get Big" (Remix)||Dorrough Diddy, Yo Gotti, Shawty Lo, Maino, DJ Drama||N/A|
|"Lick The Cat"||Yelawolf||Trunk Muzik|
|"Flash The Cash"||2011||Driicky Graham|
|"Big & Fat" (Remix)||2012||Shawnna||N/A|
|"Ice Cream"||Freeway||Freedom Of Speech|
|"Diamond Lane"||Millionaires||Your Girl Does Party|
- "Quick Facts". diamondatl.com. 2011. Retrieved 2012-02-2012.
- "Diamond Carpentro Biograpghy". diamondatl.com. 2011. Retrieved 2012-02-2012.
- "Diamond - The DOPE MAG Interview". DOPE MAG Magazine. 2013. Retrieved 2014-03-25.
- Murphy, Keith (October 2007). "Girl Talk". Vibe. Retrieved 4 October 2010.
- BallerStatus Staff (2011). "Diamond Talks Sex Positions, Her 'Ms. 32 Flavas' Nickname & Crime Mob". ballerstatus.com. Retrieved 2012-02-2012.
- "Crime Mob Biography". artistdirect.com. 2011. Retrieved 2012-02-2012.
- "Knuck If You Buck" at the RIAA database.
- "106 & Park: Diamond, "Buy It All"". bet.com. 2011. Retrieved 2012-02-2012.
- "Best Female Hip Hop Artist". BET. Retrieved 2012-06-28.
- "Female Rappers NET – Top Quality Female Rap Daily Music : Diamond Feat. Verse Simmonds 'American Woman'". Female Rappers NET. Retrieved 2012-08-25.
- Corry, Kristin (9 June 2014). "'Sisterhood of Hip Hop' to Debut on Oxygen This Summer". Vibe. Vibe.com. Retrieved 14 June 2014.
- U.S. Chart Positions via Billboard