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|Name||Sean Michael Anderson|
|Born||March 25, 1988 (age 26) |
Santa Monica, California
|Years Active||2005 – present|
|Labels||GOOD, Def Jam|
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Sean Michael Leonard Anderson (born March 25, 1988 in Santa Monica, California) better known by his stage name Big Sean is a rapper signed to Kanye West's G.O.O.D. Music and Island Def Jam in 2005. He met West at a radio station and after being impressed by Sean talent, he signed him inn 2007. He released three mixtapes from 2007 to 2010: Finally Famous: The Mixtape in 2007, Finally Famous Vol. 2: UKNOWBIGSEAN in 2009 and Finally Famous Vol. 3: BIG in 2010.
His debut album Finally Famous would be released on September 14, 2010. On August 31, Big Sean tweeted that the album was not coming out on that day, but it would be coming out sometime in 2011. The album's lead single, My Last, features vocals from Chris Brown and was produced by No I.D. Sean's debut studio album, was released June 28, 2011, and spawned three hit singles; "My Last", "Marvin & Chardonnay" and "Dance (A$$)". The album features guest appearances from Lupe Fiasco, John Legend, , Pharrell, Kanye West, Roscoe Dash, Wiz Khalifa, Chiddy Bang, Rick Ross, Pusha T and includes production from No I.D., The Legendary Traxster, Andrew "Pop" Wansel, Xaphoon Jones and The Neptunes. Sean confirmed in an interview June 28, 2011 that a collaborative mixtape between him and "two other guys in hip-hop that are just killing it right now" will be released "in a couple of weeks".
Big Sean was arrested on August 4, 2011 for sexual assault at a concert in Lewiston, New York. On October 26, 2011, Big Sean plead guilty to second degree unlawful imprisonment, and was fined $750.00.
In September 2011, Big Sean confirmed that he'll be working on his sophomore album during the I Am Finally Famous Tour and plans to release the album by Summer 2012. On October 19, 2011, Kanye West announced on his Twitter plans for a Spring 2012 GOOD Music album release. On April 3, 2012, "Mercy", the lead single from the GOOD Music compilation album, Cruel Summer, was released. The song, produced by newly-signed in-house producer Lifted, features Big Sean along with Kanye West, Pusha T and southern rapper 2 Chainz.
Collaborations with Nicki MinajEdit
Sean was also going collaborate with Minaj on a track for Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, though the plans never came to fruition. He has since stated that the pair "got some more stuff in the works."
Photos with MinajEdit
- ↑ "Nicki Minaj's Roman Reloaded: Tyga, Big Sean Pick Favorites." MTV.com. Retrieved 2013-4-5.