P-Money

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This article is about the New Zealand DJ. For the British Grime MC, see P Money.
P-Money
ScribeBDO2007.jpg
Scribe and P-Money (right) at the 2007 Big Day Out
Background information
Birth name Peter Wadams
Origin New Zealand
Genres Rap
Years active 1999–present
Labels Dirty Records
Associated acts Scribe, Akon, Vince Harder
Website www.pmoneymusic.com

Peter Wadams, better known by his stage name P-Money, is a New Zealand hip-hop DJ and producer. His notable work includes the hit song "Everything" featuring New Zealand R&B singer Vince Harder, which reached number one on the New Zealand Singles Charts for three weeks in 2008, however he is best known for his recordings with Scribe including the 2003 smash hit "Not Many".

Career[edit]

P-Money's initial entry into the music industry was via DJ competitions and student radio. In 2004 he released his second studio album Magic City which charted at #2 on the RIANZ New Zealand Singles Chart. His first single of the album, "Stop the Music", featuring New Zealand rapper Scribe, scored P-Money his first solo #1 single and also charted within the top 10 of the Australian ARIAnet singles chart in April 2005.[1] The album included collaborations with local and international artists such as Akon, Skillz, Jatis, Aasim, Capone, Sauce Money, Bobby Creekwater, Grandmaster Roc Raida and Scribe. The second single off the album "Keep on Calling", featured rising American hip-hop star Akon and charted at #23 in New Zealand.

He won the awards "Best Producer" (for his work on Scribe's multi-platinum album The Crusader) and "Songwriter of the Year" at the 2004 New Zealand Music Awards.[2]

P-Money records for the label Dirty Records, which he co-owns with Callum August. The label was formed in 2002.

In September 2008 he released "Everything" featuring Vince Harder which peaked at #1 on the RIANZ New Zealand Singles Chart on 13 October, scoring P-Money his second number one in his native country.[1] In February 2009 a follow up to "Everything", "Angels", was released to radio and digitally.[citation needed]

Awards[edit]

  • 1999 New Zealand ITF DJ Battle National Champion
  • 2000 New Zealand ITF DJ Battle National Champion
  • 2000 bNet New Zealand Music Awards – Best Turntablist
  • 2001 bNet New Zealand Music Awards – Best Turntablist
  • 2001 New Zealand ITF DJ Battle National Champion
  • 2001 Technics DMC New Zealand Champion
  • 2001 3rd Place Technics DMC WORLD DJ CHAMPIONSHIPS
  • 2002 bNet New Zealand Music Awards – Best Hip-Hop Release – "Big Things"
  • 2004 APRA Silver Scroll Award – Songwriter Of The Year - "Not Many"
  • 2004 RIANZ New Zealand Music Awards – Best Producer - Scribe "The Crusader"
  • 2004 RIANZ New Zealand Music Awards – Songwriter/s Of The Year – "Not Many"
  • 2005 bNet New Zealand Music Awards – Best Hip-Hop Release – "Magic City"
  • 2005 RIANZ New Zealand Music Awards – Best Urban Album – "Magic City"
  • 2005 RIANZ New Zealand Music Awards – Best Male Solo Artist
  • 2006 Australian Urban Music Awards – Best DJ
  • 2006 Australian Urban Music Awards – Best Hip-Hop Single – "Stop the Music"
  • 2007 Australian Urban Music Awards – Best Producer
  • 2009 - RIANZ New Zealand Music Awards - Single Of The Year Finalist - "Everything ft. Vince Harder"
  • 2010 - RIANZ New Zealand Music Awards - Best Electronic Album Finalist - "Everything [Album]"

Discography[edit]

P-Money discography
Releases
Studio albums 5
Singles 9

Albums[edit]

Year Title Details Peak chart
positions
NZ[1]
2002 Big Things 7
2003 Big Things Instrumentals
  • Label: Dirty Records
  • Catalogue: DRT003
26
2004 Magic City
  • Released: 3 July 2005
  • Label: Dirty Records
  • Catalogue: DRT12004
2
2005 Magic City Instrumentals
  • Label: Dirty Records
  • Catalogue: DRT12005
2007 Unreleased Joints and Remixes EP
  • Released: 18 June 2007
  • Label: Dirty Records
2010 Everything
  • Released: 2 May 2010
  • Label: Dirty Records
  • Catalogue: DMT003
25
2013 Gratitude
  • Released: 17 May 2013
  • Label: Dirty Records
  • Catalogue: 81912
23
2013 Gratitude: Instrumental Versions
  • Released: 19 July 2013
  • Label: Dirty Records
  • Catalogue: 81912
2014 Backpack Travels (with Buckshot)[3]
  • Released: 24 June 2014
  • Label: Duck Down, Dirty Records, Dawn Raid
  • Catalogue:
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Singles[edit]

Year Title Charts Album
NZ
[1]
AUS UK
[4]
2001 "Sunshine" (featuring Scribe) Non-album single
"Scribe 2001" (featuring Scribe) Big Things
2002 "Synchronize Thoughts" (featuring 4 Corners and Scribe)
2004 "Stop the Music" (featuring Scribe) 1 7[5] Magic City
2005 "Keep On Callin" (featuring Akon) 23
2008 "Everything" (featuring Vince Harder) 1 85 138 Everything
2009 "Angels"
2010 "Say Yeah" (featuring David Dallas and Aaradhna)

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