Diddy-Dirty Money's 'Last Train To Paris' International Hit of the New Year
'This album may, against all odds, be the most successful fusion of dance music and rap in a decade; but rather than a musical hybrid, it comes across as a whole new style. It's also remarkably consistent.' - Drowned In Sound
SANTA MONICA, Calif., Jan. 25, 2011 -- Diddy-Dirty Money's 'Last Train To Paris' album has officially pulled into European territories with its 24th Jan release and became the smash hit release of the new year.
In less than two days, the album has already made top 20 in 6 European countries. It has seen top 10 iTunes chart success as #4 in the UK, #3 in Ireland, 8 in Austria and #6 in Switzerland. 'Hello Good Morning,' the thumping single released last year, is also now certified platinum with over 1 million sold.
The debut album from the new super-group comprising of music mogul Sean "Diddy" Combs, singer-songwriter Dawn Richard (a founding member of the platinum-selling girl group Danity Kane) and songwriter Kalenna Harper (whose credits include work with music luminaries such as Jill Scott, Jennifer Lopezand Timbaland) was released in Europe via Bad Boy/Polydor Records on 24th January 2011, following its December Top 10 U.S release.
Diddy-Dirty Money recently took London and Paris by storm with a whirlwind stop including a West End album launch party with performances from UK Grime's finest: Tinchy Stryder, Chipmunk, Skepta and Wretch 32, as well as a high-brow Parisian launch diner with guests including powerhouse producerDavid Guetta and The French president's son- Pierre Sarkozy.
The album's latest single, 'Coming Home,' went into the Official UK Single Chart last week at number 4 and will be followed by the hotly anticipated Usher collaboration track 'Looking For Love.'
An electro hip-hop soul funk experience blending elements of UK Grime, Mediterranean techno and the 808s of American hip-hop, 'Last Train To Paris' represents a sound Combs calls "train music," new dance music for the new decade. Along with T.I., the album features an array of mega music stars including Lil Wayne, Justin Timberlake, Usher, Drake, Chris Brown, Grace Jones, Trey Songz and Bilal. Among the illustrious roster of producers are Danja, Polow Da Don, Sean Garrett, Tricky Stewart, The Dream, Swizz Beats, Rodney Jerkins, D'Mile and Mario Winans.
SOURCE Interscope Records