P Diddy’s Bad Boy Family Reunion concert kicked off in Brooklyn, N.Y. for its first and second showing at the Barclays Center on May 20 and May 21. Concert tickets for the May 21 event sold on Ticketmaster for between $142 and $1,543, depending on seating. The concert tour will continue through fall 2016.
Honoring the late Notorious B.I.G., Bad Boy Records founder P Diddy brought together the label’s biggest artists of the 90s. The Bad Boy Family Reunion tour has performances by Faith Evans, Lil’ Kim, Mase, French Montana, Total, 112 and Maron Winans, with Jay Z and Mary J. Blige contributing as guest performers.
Here is a look at Biggie Smalls’ success and the artists performing in his honor.
Bad Boy Reunion Performers’ Net Worths
P Diddy Net Worth: $730 Million
Sean Combs, known best by his stage names P Diddy and Puff Daddy, founded Bad Boy Records. The record label discovered stars like Notorious B.I.G. and Faith Evans. But the music mogul isn’t just known for his label — his albums have seen international success.
P Diddy albums like “No Way Out,” “Forever” and “The Saga Continues…” have gone platinum. “No Way Out” earned P Diddy his first Grammy in 1998. His biggest hits include “Can’t Nobody Hold Me Down,” which was No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for six weeks straight, “Come to Me” and “Last Night.”
Notorious B.I.G. Net Worth: $160 Million
The Notorious B.I.G., also known as Biggie Smalls, was a rapper famous for his presence in the East Coast hip hop scene. In 1997, Biggie was killed in a drive-by shooting in Los Angeles.
His hit album “Life After Death” was released just 16 days after his death and quickly rose to No. 1 on the charts. In 2000, “Life After Death” was certified diamond – one of the only hip hop albums to earn the prestigious status.
Lil’ Kim Net Worth: $18 Million
Lil’ Kim amassed a net worth of $18 million over the years, scoring success with her debut album “Hard Core,” which sold more than 4.5 million copies. Following “Hard Core,” she released three more platinum-selling albums: “The Notorious K.I.M.,” “La Bella Mafia” and “The Naked Truth.” Lil’ Kim has sold more than 12 million albums to date.
Mase Net Worth: $8 Million
Mase has an on-and-off career as a rap artist, working with P Diddy and releasing critically-acclaimed albums under Bad Boy Records. His first two albums included the multi-platinum “Harlem World” and “Double Up.” After a hiatus lasting from 1999 to 2004, Mase returned with the album “Welcome Back.”
French Montana Net Worth: $8 Million
Moroccan by birth, French Montana has amassed a net worth of $8 million over the years. Before signing with P Diddy’s Bad Boy Records in 2009, French Montana had already released numerous mix-tapes. The artist released his first album, “Excuse My French,” in May 2013. In 2016, he released the single “Figure it Out,” featuring Nas and the now-broke rapper Kanye West.
Faith Evans Net Worth: $3 Million
In 1994, R&B singer Faith Evans was the first female artist to sign with Bad Boy Records, leading to collaborations with artists like Mary J. Blige. From 1995 to 2001, Faith Evans released three platinum records on P Diddy’s label: “Faith,” “Keep the Faith” and “Faithfully.”
Married to the Notorious B.I.G., Faith Evans recorded “I’ll Be Missing You” with P Diddy and 112 after his death. The song was an instant success.
Bad Boy Reunion Guest Performers’ Net Worths
Jay Z Net Worth: $650 Million
Beyoncé’s husband, Jay Z, built his $650 million net worth as a rapper, producer, songwriter and entrepreneur. He co-founded Roc-A-Fella records, which is known for signing Kanye West.
Jay Z’s debut album, “Reasonable Doubt,” landed in the 248th spot on Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. The artist has since found success as the founder of Rocawear clothing, which he sold for $204 million in 2007. Most recently, he became the owner of Tidal, a music streaming service.
Swizz Beatz Net Worth: $65 Million
Swizz Beatz performed on the second night of the Bad Boy Family Reunion tour. He started producing rap songs at the age of 16 before going on to produce songs for the likes of Jay Z and DMX.
In 2001, Swizz Beatz started his own record label called Full Surface. He married Alicia Keys in 2010. Swizz Beatz’s net worth is $65 million.
Mary J. Blige Net Worth: $10 Million
Critically-acclaimed singer and actress Mary J. Blige started out as a backup singer before releasing her first album, “What’s the 411?” in 1992. That album spent seven weeks in the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, selling 3.4 million copies in the U.S.
Mary J. Blige has released 10 albums in total, selling 50 million records and 15 million singles. She has won an impressive nine Grammys and appeared in movies like Tyler Perry’s “I Can Do Bad All By Myself” and “Rock of Ages.” She also appeared in an episode of “Empire.” Mary J. Blige’s net worth is $10 million.
DMX Net Worth: -$10 Million
DMX performed during the second night of the Bad Boy Family Reunion tour as a special guest. DMX began his long career with his debut album, “It’s Dark and Hell Is Hot,” which sold more than five million copies.
Over his career, DMX has sold over 30 million albums worldwide, but the artist has recently fallen on hard times. DMX filed for bankruptcy in a Manhattan Court in July 2013, racking up millions of dollars in debt. DMX’s net worth is estimated at -$10 million.