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Diamond (rapper)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Diamond
Born
Brittany Nicole Carpentero

(1988-05-20) May 20, 1988 (age 32)
Occupation
  • Rapper
  • songwriter
  • actress
  • television personality
Years active2004–present
Home townAtlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Children1
Musical career
GenresHip hop
InstrumentsVocals
Labels
Associated acts
WebsiteOfficial Instagram

Brittany Nicole Carpentero (born May 20, 1988),[1][2][3] better known by her stage name Diamond, is an American rapper and member of the group Crime Mob.[4]

Biography

Early life

Brittany Nicole Carpentero was born May 20, 1988 in Atlanta, Georgia[1] to an African American mother and a Puerto Rican father.[1][3][5]

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,"[6] which was eventually certified Platinum.[7] 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.[8] Diamond was nominated for Best Female Hip Hop Artist at the BET Awards of 2011.[9] 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 released her album The Young Life on August 28, 2012, with the singles "American Woman" featuring Verse Simmonds and "Love Like Mine" featuring Nikkiya.[10] Diamond is slated to appear as a cast-member for the Oxygen docu-series Sisterhood of Hip Hop.[11] “I now have an all-girl group called Girl Code,” she says. “It’s a mixture of rock and rap. As I mature, my musical taste has grown as well — but I can never leave my fans behind and forget my musical roots.”[12]

Influences

Diamond has stated that artists who have influenced her musical style include Lil' Kim, Trina, Eve, Salt n Pepa, Da Brat, The Notorious B.I.G., Missy Elliott, Timbaland, Queen Latifah, Eminem, Foxy Brown, DMX, Outkast, Snoop Dogg, and Tupac Shakur.[1]

Discography

Mixtapes

  • 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
  • 2016: SHE (Shelved / Unreleased)
  • 2017: P.M.S. (PARDON MY SLAYAGE)
  • 2019: Vagina Power EP (feat. Princess)

As featured performer

List of singles as featured performer, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US US
R&B
US
Rap
"Lotta Money" 2010 Non-album single
"Buy It All" 2011 Bitch Musik 4: Poor Lil Rich Gurl
"Loose Screws" 2012
"Love Like Mine"
(featuring Nikkiya)
The Young Life
"American Woman"
(featuring Verse Simmonds)

Promotional singles

List of promotional singles, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US
R&B
"Superbad"
(featuring Cee-Lo Green)
2009 Non-album singles
"Hit That Hoe"
(featuring Waka Flocka Flame)
2011 Cocaine Waitress

As featured artist

Song Year Peak chart positions Album
US
[13]
US R&B US Rap
"Shawty Wus Up"
(Dondria featuring Johntá Austin and Diamond)
2010 66 Dondria vs. Phatfffat
"Fly Girl"
(Dukwon featuring Diamond)
2012
"Main Chick"
(Dominique Reighard featuring Diamond)

Guest appearances

List of non-single guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
Title Year Other artist(s) Album
"Bitches Ain't Shit" 2009 Attitude
"My Chick Bad" (Remix) 2010 Ludacris, Trina, Eve, Nicki Minaj[14]
"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
"Bossed Up" Soulja Boy N/A
"That Right" Soulja Boy Juice
"Big & Fat" (Remix) 2012 Shawnna N/A
"Ice Cream" Freeway Freedom Of Speech
"Diamond Lane" Millionaires Your Girl Does Party
"Remix" 2013 Soulja Boy Foreign 2
"Birthday Party" 2015 PricelessDaROC

References

  1. ^ a b c d "Quick Facts". diamondatl.com. 2011. Archived from the original on 2012-02-10. Retrieved 2012-02-20.
  2. ^ "Diamond Carpentro Biograpghy". diamondatl.com. 2011. Archived from the original on 2012-02-10. Retrieved 2012-02-20.
  3. ^ a b "Diamond - The DOPE MAG Interview". DOPE MAG Magazine. 2013. Retrieved 2014-03-25.
  4. ^ Murphy, Keith (October 2007). "Girl Talk". Vibe. Retrieved 4 October 2010.
  5. ^ BallerStatus Staff (2011). "Diamond Talks Sex Positions, Her 'Ms. 32 Flavas' Nickname & Crime Mob". ballerstatus.com. Retrieved 2012-02-20.
  6. ^ "Crime Mob Biography". artistdirect.com. 2011. Retrieved 2012-02-20.
  7. ^ "Knuck If You Buck" at the RIAA database.
  8. ^ "106 & Park: Diamond, "Buy It All"". bet.com. 2011. Retrieved 2012-02-20.
  9. ^ "Best Female Hip Hop Artist". BET. Retrieved 2012-06-28.
  10. ^ "Female Rappers NET – Top Quality Female Rap Daily  Music : Diamond Feat. Verse Simmonds 'American Woman'". Female Rappers NET. Archived from the original on 2012-08-26. Retrieved 2012-08-25.
  11. ^ Corry, Kristin (9 June 2014). "'Sisterhood of Hip Hop' to Debut on Oxygen This Summer". Vibe. Vibe.com. Retrieved 14 June 2014.
  12. ^ Jones, Tashara (2015-06-06). "Meet 'Sisterhood of Hip Hop' star Diamond". New York Post. Retrieved 2019-04-25.
  13. ^ U.S. Chart Positions via Billboard
  14. ^ "Nicki Minaj", Wikipedia, 2019-04-25, retrieved 2019-04-25

External links

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