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Press Play is the fourth studio album by American hip hop recording artist Diddy. It was released on October 17, 2006, by Bad Boy Records. It is his first album under the "Diddy" stage name, making this his first release under the distribution by Warner Music Group's Atlantic Records. Press Play features several guest contributions from Nicole Scherzinger, Christina Aguilera, Keyshia Cole, Brandy, Jamie Foxx, Ciara, Nas, Timbaland, Mary J. Blige, Cee Lo Green, Keri Hilson, Big Boi, Mario Winans, Avant and Fergie, among others.[10][11] Primarily dance-pop and hip hop-oriented in sound, it is a loose conceptual album that contains the lyrical themes discussing the concerns to the ups and downs of his relationship.[11]

Press Play
Diddy - Press Play.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 17, 2006
GenreHip hop, R&B
ProducerSean "Diddy" Combs (also exec.), The Hitmen, Kanye West, Danja, Rob Lewis, Just Blaze, Timbaland,, The Neptunes, Rich Harrison, Havoc, Jai
Diddy chronology
We Invented the Remix
Press Play
Last Train to Paris
Singles from Press Play
  1. "Come to Me"
    Released: September 12, 2006
  2. "Tell Me"
    Released: November 7, 2006
  3. "Last Night"
    Released: February 27, 2007
  4. "Through the Pain (She Told Me)"
    Released: July 2007
  5. "Diddy Rock"
    Released: 2007
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly(B)[2]
The Guardian3/5 stars[3]
Los Angeles Times2/4 stars[4]
The New York Times(unfavorable)[5]
Rolling Stone2.5/5 stars[7]
Slant Magazine3/5 stars[8]
USA Today2.5/4 stars[9]
The Village Voice(favorable)[10]

Press Play debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200, with sales of over 173,009. In the UK, the album debuted at number 11. Its singles "Come to Me" and "Last Night" both reached the top–ten of the Billboard Hot 100. The album became available to the preview on MTV's The Leak on October 10, 2006, one week before the album was sold in stores.[12] Press Play received generally mixed to positive reviews from music critics.[13] As of November 21, 2008, the album has sold 700,000 copies in the United States.[14]


Track listingEdit

1."Testimonial (Intro)"Sean "Puffy" Combs for The Hitmen2:24
2."We Gon' Make It" (featuring Jack Knight)K-Def3:33
3."I Am (Interlude)"Sean "Puffy" Combs, Sean C & LV for The Hitmen1:46
4."The Future"Havoc3:11
5."Hold Up" (featuring Angela Hunte)SC, Havoc (co.)3:29
6."Come to Me" (featuring Nicole Scherzinger)Sean "Puffy" Combs & Younglord for The Hitmen, Jai4:36
7."Tell Me" (featuring Christina Aguilera)Just Blaze4:06
8."Wanna Move" (featuring Ciara, Big Boi & Scar)Danja, Big Boi5:18
9."Diddy Rock" (featuring Timbaland, Shawnna & Twista)Danja5:12
10."Claim My Place (Interlude)" (featuring Avant and The Movement Orchestra)Rob Lewis3:25
11."Everything I Love" (featuring Nas & Cee-Lo Green)Kanye West, Sean "Puffy" Combs for The Hitmen4:23
12."Special Feeling" (featuring Mika Lett)Sean "Puffy" Combs for The Hitmen, will.i.am4:25
13."Crazy Thang (Interlude)" (featuring S. Rosete)Rob Lewis1:15
14."After Love" (featuring Keri Hilson)Timbaland, Danja4:47
15."Through the Pain (She Told Me)" (featuring Mario Winans)Mario Winans for The Hitmen5:28
16."Thought You Said" (featuring Brandy)Mario Winans for The Hitmen5:49
17."Last Night" (featuring Keyshia Cole)Mario Winans for The Hitmen6:26
18."Making It Hard" (featuring Mary J. Blige)Rich Harrison4:54
19."Partners for Life" (featuring Jamie Foxx)The Neptunes4:30

| title21 = Get Off | extra21 = Sean C & LV for Grind Music | length21 = 4:28

Limited edition

  • The limited edition version of the album includes a story of photos on how P. Diddy met a woman in a club. The album is located in a pocket on the last page; as well as these exclusive versions that have been released from Target and Best Buy, Target having a bonus DVD and Best Buy including a bonus track, called "Get Off".

Sample creditsEdit

List of samples used in Press Play:


Chart positionsEdit