Rapper SEAN 'P DIDDY' COMBS is reaping the rewards of his efforts on the BAD BOYS II soundtrack album.

The film had the third highest takings at the American box office this weekend (26/27JUL03), and the accompanying album has sold an impressive 324,000 copies and shot to number one in the US album chart.

Combs has not sold this many units since his 1997 album No way out.

Other artists featured on the soundtrack album include Beyonce Knowles, Nelly and Justin Timberlake.

Only the soundtrack albums for Eminem's 8 MILE and Howard Stern's PRIVATE PARTS have exceeded sales of Bad Boys II.

28/07/2003 17:31