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Big Sean

Big Sean


Famous as :

Rapper, model

Birth Name :

Sean Michael Leonard Anderson

Birth Date :

March 25, 1988

Birth Place :

Detroit, Michigan, USA

Claim to fame :

Single "My Last" (2011)


Sean Anderson aka Big Sean is one example that a bit of luck and perseverance are the keys to success. Born on March 25, 1988, Sean hailed from Detroit and had been rapping since his youth. Long story short, he had a weekly show at a local hip-hop station called WHTD when he was in high school. He would also take part in rap battle contests held by the station.

His change of fate came in 2005. Sean at that time was doing a telemarketing job which paid poorly when he heard from a friend that Kanye West was at the 102.7 FM station. He dashed to the place in hope to meet the famous rapper and used his special relationship with the station's staff to allow himself in.

Latest News

DeJ Loaf Tells Haters to 'Back Up' on New Song Featuring Big Sean

July 03, 2015 09:31:19 GMT

has teamed up with fellow Detroit act for a new song. Called "Back Up", the track produced by iRoc hit the web on Thursday, July 2 and features the raptress giving her haters warning over the tinkering beat, while his collaborator called his and DeJ's pairing "holy matrimony."

Big Sean on Breaking Up With Ariana Grande: 'It's No Mistakes...Only Lessons'

June 29, 2015 07:38:16 GMT

opened up about his love life and breakup with . Speaking to ET Online at the 2015 BET Award on Sunday, June 28, the "Paradise" rapper seemed to have coped with his heartbreak and said the relationship gave him "lessons."

New Videos: Big Sean's 'I Know' Ft. Jhene Aiko and 'All Your Fault' Ft. Kanye West

June 25, 2015 03:52:57 GMT

has released not only one, but two music videos for tracks off his latest album "". On Wednesday, June 24, the rapper dropped the visuals for "I Know" and "All Your Fault" which are his collaborations with and , respectively.

Big Sean Pays Homage to Late Grandmother With 'One Man Can Change the World' Video

June 20, 2015 04:37:33 GMT

has released the official music video for his newest single "One Man Can Change the World". Arriving via his Vevo channel on Friday, June 19, the black-and-white visuals is a homage to the rapper's late grandmother Mildred V. Leonard who was one of the first female black captains in World War II and later became one of the first Black female Police officers in Detroit.

Big Sean Contributes Original Song to 'Terminator Genisys' Soundtrack

June 16, 2015 07:39:59 GMT

will be featured on the soundtrack of the highly-anticipated movie "". The rapper has joined forces with Chinese pop star Jane Zhang for an original song called "Fighting Shadows" which will be released digitally on June 30 via Def Jam.

Big Sean Denies Plan to Write Ariana Grande Diss Song Following Split

April 24, 2015 08:36:01 GMT

is not writing a diss song aimed at ex-girlfriend . Responding to a HollywoodLife report claiming he "plans to write and release a song dedicated to bashing her," the rapper's rep has told Gossip Cop the story is "not true."

Report: Big Sean Splits From Ariana Grande Because She Is 'Immature'

April 24, 2015 07:15:02 GMT

The real reason behind the split between and may have been revealed. Sources close to the former couple told TMZ that the rapper decided to end his relationship with his singer ex-girlfriend because she was "immature."

Ariana Grande and Big Sean Split, Reps Confirm

April 21, 2015 01:21:33 GMT

and are no longer a couple. The lovers have called it quits after eight months of dating.

Ariana Grande's Dad Doesn't Keep Big Sean in Check on Social Media

April 20, 2015 09:20:53 GMT

and 's fans were dying over an epic comment which was initially believed made by her father Edward Butera on one of the rapper's selfie on Instagram. Big shared a photo of him wearing "D" cap along with caption, "I give her that D... #Detroit."

Fall Out Boy Parties With Big Sean, Action Bronson and More in 'Uma Thurman' Video

April 18, 2015 04:02:42 GMT

shows their fans what it is like to become their assistant in the official music video for their "Uma Thurman". The band's new clip was premiered on Friday, April 17, centering on a contest winner named Sarah as she spends a day working for , , Joe Trohman and Andy Hurley.

Big Sean's Tweet Threatening Justin Bieber Is Fake

April 10, 2015 07:46:07 GMT

The rumored feud between and is debunked after it is confirmed that the tweet for Bieber which was supposedly from Sean is fake. Sean's rep tells TMZ that the screen capture of Sean's tweet about Bieber which went viral in the internet is not original. "This kid is about to learn not to touch my girl like that. Beliebe that," the fake tweet read.

Princeton Students Launch Petition to Ban Big Sean's Performance

April 10, 2015 02:59:44 GMT

Students at Princeton University aren't happy to have as a performer for an upcoming concert at the campus. Two students have started a petition to ban the rapper from the show, alleging that he promotes "rape culture and misogyny" with his lyrics.

Drake Lines Up J. Cole, Big Sean and More for His OVO Fest

March 18, 2015 02:33:03 GMT

's annual OVO Festival is returning later this year. The Canadian rapper on Tuesday, March 17 unveiled the names who would be taking the stage at the two-day event that this year will take place at Toronto's Molson Canadian Amphitheater on August 2-3.

Video: Ariana Grande Kisses Boyfriend Big Sean Onstage During Detroit Concert

March 09, 2015 02:58:22 GMT

brought out a special guest when her "Honeymoon" tour came to Detroit recently. The singer was joined by his boyfriend, Motor City's own , while taking the stage at the Joe Louis Arena on Saturday, March 7.

Big Sean's 'Dark Sky Paradise' Lands Atop Billboard 200

March 05, 2015 01:57:32 GMT

has scored his first No. 1 album on Billboard 200 chart with his third studio effort, "". The record, which was released last week via G.O.O.D. Music/Def Jam Records, opens with 173,000 units including 139,000 pure album sales. The rest is made up of track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA).

Big Sean Premieres 'Blessings' Music Video Ft. Drake and Kanye West

March 04, 2015 04:34:19 GMT

has reunited with and for the official music video of their collaboration, "Blessings". Debuted online via Vevo on Tuesday, March 3, the black-and-white clip was shot a few weeks ago in London by director Darren Craig.

J. Cole Announces Dates of 'Forest Hills Drive' Tour With Big Sean, Jhene Aiko and More

February 24, 2015 08:04:27 GMT

Details on 's "Forest Hills Drive" tour have been revealed. Days after letting fans know that he'd be hitting the road starting next month to support his newest album "", the rapper announced on Monday, February 23 the dates of the upcoming shows.

New Music: Big Sean's 'Research' Featuring Girlfriend Ariana Grande

February 19, 2015 06:40:05 GMT

A new track off 's "" has landed online. The song called "Research" hit the web on Wednesday, February 18, less than a week before the rapper's third studio effort officially comes out.

New Music: Big Sean's 'One Man Can Change the World' Ft. Kanye West and John Legend

February 17, 2015 04:29:42 GMT

has dropped another song while he's gearing up to release his new album, "". The rapper premiered on Monday, February 16 a slow-tempo track called "One Man Can Change the World" which he recorded with and .

Kanye West Calls Out Nike as He Joins Big Sean's Show as a Guest

February 09, 2015 04:02:48 GMT

brought out some special guests when he was headlining gig at the House of Blues in West Hollywood on Saturday night, February 10. He was joined onstage by a bunch of fellow rappers including .

Big Sean's 'Dark Sky Paradise' Tracklist Includes Kanye West, Chris Brown, Ariana Grande

February 02, 2015 04:56:33 GMT

has unveiled the official cover art for his upcoming third studio album, "". Over the weekend, the Detroit native shared the artwork as well as the star-studded tracklist via iTunes pre-orders.

Big Sean Premieres Drake and Kanye West-Assisted New Track 'Blessings'

January 30, 2015 07:39:49 GMT

Fresh off announcing "", released a new track off the album. The Detroit spitter premiered on early Friday, January 30 a collaboration with and called "Blessings".

Big Sean Addresses Thievery Accusations Made by His Ex Naya Rivera

January 28, 2015 06:02:33 GMT

breaks his silence on thievery accusations surrounding his split from . Naya previously tweeted, "@bigsean stealing rolexes from a lady's house now. Maybe cuz I'm on '' and making more money or something. #triflin." It was deleted shortly afterwards.

Big Sean Sets Release Date of New Album 'Dark Sky Paradise'

January 27, 2015 06:44:32 GMT

's "" has an official release date. After revealing the album's title and cover art, the Detroit rapper announced in a trailer posted on YouTube on Monday, January 26 that he'd release what will be his third LP on February 24.

Big Sean's New Album May Be Called 'Dark Sky Paradise'

January 26, 2015 09:05:04 GMT

It looks like the wait for 's next album will finally be over soon. The rapper took to his social media pages on Sunday night, January 25 to unveil what may be the cover art of his upcoming project titled "".

Artist of the Week: Big Sean

January 12, 2015 07:00:43 GMT

's "I Don't F**k With You" is likely going to be one of the biggest break-up anthems of 2015 as well. The track, which was first debuted back in September, is still performing well on charts with it recently getting a new peak on Billboard Hot 100, reaching No. 11. It has also been sitting at No. 1 on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Rap Songs.

Ariana Grande and Big Sean Shoot Down Split Rumors With PDA Photos

January 05, 2015 06:02:08 GMT

and her boyfriend took to Instagram on Saturday, January 3 to shoot down rumors that they broke up over Christmas. The couple shared some PDA-filled vacation photos from their trip to Lake Tahoe last week.

Big Sean Joined by E-40 and The Roots for 'IDFWU' on Jimmy Fallon's 'Tonight Show'

December 24, 2014 08:59:38 GMT

made an appearance in the Tuesday night, December 23 episode of "". The rapper took over the show as he delivered the first live TV performance of his latest hit single "IDFWU".

Big Sean Addresses Ariana Grande 'Ridiculous' Diva Rumors

December 18, 2014 04:19:18 GMT

has denied diva rumors surrounding his girlfriend . In an interview with New York-based radio station Power 105.1 FM's show The Breakfast Club on Wednesday, December 17, Big was asked about rumors that Ariana liked to be carried around at all times.

Ariana Grande Kisses Big Sean in New Instagram Photos

November 24, 2014 02:34:59 GMT

showed off PDA with her new beau . Big took to Instagram on Saturday, November 22 to share two photos of him kissing Ariana. The "Mercy" rapper captioned it, "Me n my Ari." Ariana reposted the photos along with caption, "#repost me & my baby :)."

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