1997, Puff Daddy featuring Mase started a six week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Can’t Nobody Hold Me Down’, his first US No.1 hit, and a No.19 hit in the UK.
It was Saturday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). In the UK, Don’t Speak by No Doubt was in the top 5 hits. Crash, directed by David Cronenberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997 while The Partner by John Grisham was one of the best selling books.
- Puff Daddy – Can’t Nobody Hold Me Down
- The Spice Girls – Wannabe
- En Vogue – Don’t Let Go (Love)
- Jewel – You Were Meant For Me
- Monica – For You I Will
- Dru Hill – In My Bed
- Babyface – Every Time I Close My Eyes
- Get It Together – 702
- Toni Braxton – Un-Break My Heart
- R. Kelly – I Believe I Can Fly
19 years later and almost as many name changes, Sean Combs is ready to go to work once again. Puff Daddy is planning to drop a sequel to his 1997 debut album No Way Out this year. The Harlem mogul released his MMM mixtape in November. The project included appearances by The Family members Lil Kim, Jadakiss, and Styles P. The ever enterprising P Diddy will be joining Team Pharell on the upcoming season of the Voice. He also has announced a tour that will begin in the second half of 2016. No word yet on if Mase and Puff Daddy will reprise their legendary look from 1997 but we’re certainly hoping so.