Dirty Money (duo)

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Dirty Money
Origin New York City, New York, United States
Genres
Years active 2007–12
Labels
Associated acts
Website diddydirtymoney.com
Past members

Dirty Money was a duo consisting of singer and dancer Dawn Richard and singer and songwriter Kalenna Harper.[1][2] The group disbanded in 2012.[3] Together with record producer and rapper Sean Combs they performed as Diddy – Dirty Money. They were signed to Combs' label Bad Boy Records.

History[edit]

According to Combs, Diddy-Dirty Money was "a look, a sound, a movement, [and] a crew" and not about "drug money, illegal money, or anything negative ... for my new concept album Last Train to Paris, I wanted to do something refreshing, something unique, something forward for myself as an artist ... I wanted to tell a love story [but] I couldn't just tell the male's point of view."[2] Bad Boy A&R Daniel 'Skid' Mitchell told HitQuarters that Diddy-Dirty Money is creating a new genre of "futuristic soul".[4]

The group's first album, Last Train to Paris was released in December 2010.[5] Allmusic called it a "heavily European-influenced effort" that "mashes together Italo disco, pop-rap, tech-house, and the sound of Bad Boy in its prime, with an all-star guest list that goes from T.I. to Grace Jones."[6]

On July 24, 2010, Diddy-Dirty Money performed at Sun Life Stadium in the Baker Concrete Super Saturday postgame concert following the Florida Marlins' 10–5 loss to the Atlanta Braves.[citation needed]

Diddy-Dirty Money appeared on NBC's Saturday Night Live on December 4, 2010.

In December 2010, Diddy-Dirty Money was featured in Timati's new song and video "I'm on You".[7]

Diddy-Dirty Money also performed "Coming Home" and "I'll Be Missing You" for the American Armed Forces at Fort Hood, Texas for WWE's Tribute to the Troops December 18, 2010.

Diddy-Dirty Money performed "Coming Home" and a cover of Far East Movement's "Like a G6" at the Maida Vale Studios for BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge on January 20, 2011.

Diddy-Dirty Money performed "Coming Home" live on American Idol with Skylar Grey on March 10, 2011.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Album Peak chart
positions
U.S.
U.S. R&B
CAN
[8]
UK
[9]
FRA
[10]
Last Train to Paris (with Diddy)
  • Released: December 13, 2010
  • Label: Bad Boy, Interscope
  • Formats: CD, digital download, LP
7 3 67 24 194
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or receive certification.

Mixtapes[edit]

Title Album details
Love Love vs. Hate Love
  • Released: February 14, 2011
  • Label: Bad Boy Records

Singles[edit]

As a lead artist[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
[11]
US
R&B

[12]
US
Rap

[13]
US
Pop

[14]
AUS CAN IRL SWI FRA UK
[15]
2009 "Angels"
(with Diddy featuring The Notorious B.I.G.)
116 71 Last Train to Paris
2010 "Hello Good Morning"
(with Diddy featuring T.I.)
27 13 8 38 94 55 41 65 22
"Loving You No More"
(with Diddy featuring Drake)
91 20 17
"Coming Home"
(with Diddy featuring Skylar Grey)
11 83 21 9 4 7 3 1 8 4
2011 "Your Love"
(with Diddy featuring Trey Songz)[19]
23 20
"Ass on the Floor"
(with Diddy featuring Swizz Beatz)[20]
80 187
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or receive certification.

As a featured artist[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
[11]
US
R&B

[21]
US
Rap

[22]
US
Pop

[23]
AUS CAN IRL SWI FRA UK
[24]
2010 "k.I.s.s"
(Nelly featuring Dirty Money & Murphy Lee)
5.0
"I'm On You"
(Timati featuring P. Diddy & Dirty Money)
67 SWAGG

Promotional singles[edit]

Year Song Peak chart
positions
US
R&B
2009 "Love Come Down" (with Diddy) 62
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or receive certification.

Other charted songs[edit]

Year Song Peak chart
positions
Album
US
R&B

[25]
2011 "Someone to Love Me"
(with Diddy)
82 Last Train to Paris
"Looking for Love"
(with Diddy featuring Usher)
91
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or receive certification.

Awards and nominations[edit]

MUZ-TV Music Awards

Best Video = "I'm on You" featuring Timati – 2011 – Won

BET Awards 2011 Best Group – Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sherwin, Adam (2010) "Preview: Hello, Good Morning from Diddy and his Dirty Money Archived 2010-05-16 at the Wayback Machine.", Beehivecity, May 14, 2010. Retrieved 2010-05-23.
  2. ^ a b Ismael Abdu Salaam (2009) "Diddy Forms New Group Dirty Money Archived February 20, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.", Allhiphop.com, July 25, 2009. Retrieved 2010-05-23.
  3. ^ Shipley, Al. (2012-04-09) Dirty Money Honeys: Dawn Richard And Kalenna Get Off The Bad Boy Train. Blogs.villagevoice.com. Retrieved on 2013-11-06.
  4. ^ "Interview With Daniel 'Skid' Mitchell". HitQuarters. 25 Oct 2010. Retrieved 10 Nov 2010. 
  5. ^ "P. Diddy Takes His Last Train To Paris", MTV, 19 May 2010. Retrieved 2010-05-23.
  6. ^ "Last Train To Paris – Diddy-Dirty Money". AllMusic. Retrieved 2010-12-13. 
  7. ^ "Timati ft. P.Diddy – Im on You (official video)". YouTube. Retrieved 2011-03-12. 
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-04-05. Retrieved 2012-02-13. 
  9. ^ Radio 1 - Charts - The Official UK Top 40 Albums Chart. BBC (1970-01-01). Retrieved on 2013-11-06.
  10. ^ Diddy Dirty Money - Last Train To Paris. lescharts.com. Retrieved on 2013-11-06.
  11. ^ a b "Diddy Album & Song Chart History: Billboard Hot 100". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved 24 June 2011. 
  12. ^ "Diddy Album & Song Chart History: R&B/Hip-Hop Songs". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved 24 June 2011. 
  13. ^ "Diddy Album & Song Chart History: Rap Songs". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved 24 June 2011. 
  14. ^ "Diddy Album & Song Chart History: Pop Songs". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved 24 June 2011. 
  15. ^ http://zobbel.de/cluk/110430cluk.txt
  16. ^ a b "RIAA certification". RIAA. Retrieved 2010-12-28. 
  17. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2012 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. Archived from the original on 15 September 2013. Retrieved 5 May 2012. 
  18. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-06-25. Retrieved 2014-05-27. 
  19. ^ Radio Industry News, Music Industry Updates, Arbitron Ratings, Music News and more!. FMQB. Retrieved on 2013-11-06.
  20. ^ "Diddy- Dirty Money Announce ‘Ass On The Floor’ as next single from Last Train to Paris album, set for April 18th UK Release". The Outside Organisation. 2011-03-08. Archived from the original on 2011-06-06. Retrieved 2011-03-19. 
  21. ^ "Diddy Album & Song Chart History: R&B/Hip-Hop Songs". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved 24 June 2011. 
  22. ^ "Diddy Album & Song Chart History: Rap Songs". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved 24 June 2011. 
  23. ^ "Diddy Album & Song Chart History: Pop Songs". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved 24 June 2011. 
  24. ^ http://zobbel.de/cluk/110430cluk.txt
  25. ^ Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs : Apr 09, 2011 - (Chart position) | Billboard Chart Archive. Billboard.com (2011-04-09). Retrieved on 2013-11-06.

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