Diddy introduces new artist Jozzy at the Billboard Music Awards

Jozzy performs onstage during the 2022 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 15, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images for MRC)

Jozzy performs onstage during the 2022 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 15, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images for MRC)
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If there’s one thing we know Sean “Diddy” Combs, he will never pass up an opportunity to promote himself or his businesses. While hosting the Billboard Music Awards 2022we heard about Sean JohnCiroc and its new label love records. He also took a few moments to introduce his new artist, Jozzy.

According to Complex, Jozzy debuted the new song “Replay” on the show. This will be his first release on Love Records. In her introduction, Diddy called her the “R&B Biggie”. That’s high praise from BIG’s best friend and producer, though perhaps he should wait until she has a few more hits under her belt before invoking The Notorious BIG.

Jozzy is also a producer and songwriter who “helped write Billy Ray Cyrus’ verses to Lil Nas X’s ‘Old Town Road’.” She has also written songs for Summer Walker, Mary J. Blige, Pharrell and Coldplay.

Diddy is ready to launch Love Records through a partnership with Motown Records this summer. He also announced that the first release will be his own album.

“Music has always been my first love, Love Records is the next chapter of coming back to love and making the best music of my life,” he said. “For the label, my focus is on creating timeless R&B music with the next generation of artists and producers. Motown is the perfect partner for my album and I’m thrilled to add to their legacy.

In a interview with Tressie McMillan Cottom for Vanity Fairthe “Coming Home” rapper said he plans to do things differently this time around, having learned from the early mistakes he made with Bad Boy.

“Yes, all R&B labels, because I feel like R&B has been abandoned and it’s part of our African-American culture,” he said. “And I don’t sign any artists. Because if you know better, you do better. I make 50-50 partnerships with complete transparency. That’s the thing. [The new label is so that] we can own gender; we don’t own hip-hop right now. We have a chance to – and I’m going to make sure – we own R&B.