Press Play
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Studio album by Sean Combs

Released

October 17, 2006

Recorded

November 2005 - August 2006

Studio

Daddy's House Recording Studio
(New York City)
Shutemdown Studios
(Passaic, NJ)
Bass Clef Studios
(Ozone Park, NY)

Genre

Hip hop

Length

78:57

Label

Bad Boy Records / Atlantic

Producer

Sean Combs (exec.), The Hitmen, Kanye West, Danja, Rob Lewis, Just Blaze, Timbaland, will.i.am, The Neptunes, Havoc, Rich Harrison, Jai

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

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. Press Play received mixed to positive reviews from music critics. As of November 21, 2008, the album has sold 700,000 copies in the United States.

Track listing[edit | edit source]

  1. "Testimonial (Intro)" - 2:24
  2. "We Gon' Make It" (feat. Jack Knight) - 3:36
  3. "I Am (Interlude)" - 1:46
  4. "The Future" - 3:11
  5. "Hold Up" - 3:29
  6. "Come to Me" (feat. Nicole Scherzinger) - 4:36
  7. "Tell Me" (feat. Christina Aguilera) - 4:06
  8. "Wanna Move" (feat. Ciara, Scar and Big Boi) - 5:18
  9. "Diddy Rock" (feat. Timbaland, Twista and Shawnna) - 5:12
  10. "Claim My Place (Interlude)" (feat. Avant and The Movement Orchestra) - 3:25
  11. "Everything I Love" (feat. Nas and Cee Lo Green) - 4:23
  12. "Special Feeling" (feat. Mika Lett) - 4:25
  13. "Crazy Thang (Interlude)" (feat. S. Rosete) - 1:15
  14. "After Love" (feat. Keri Hilson) - 4:47
  15. "Through the Pain (She Told Me)" (feat. Mario Winans) - 5:28
  16. "Thought You Said" (feat. Brandy) - 5:49
  17. "Last Night" (feat. Keyshia Cole) - 6:26
  18. "Making It Hard" (feat. Mary J. Blige) - 4:54
  19. "Partners for Life" (feat. Jamie Foxx) - 4:30
  20. * "All Night Long" (feat. Fergie) - 6:25
  21. * "Get Off" - 4:28
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