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Big Sean      

Rapper & Hip-Hop Artist Known for "My Last" and "Control"; Founder of the Sean Anderson Foundation

Sean Anderson, known professionally as Big Sean, is an American rapper from Detroit, Michigan. Signed to subsidiary GOOD Music, Sean scored hits from the time of his first studio album, 2011's aptly titled "Finally Famous." His commercial success would only grow from there, piling up number one singles and chart-topping records from the time of his debut to his fifth album, 2020's "Detroit 2."

Born Sean Anderson in California but raised in Detroit, rapper Big Sean signed with Kanye West's then-recently formed GOOD Music label in 2007. Sean had met through a hip-hop radio station in Detroit; he was just trying to impress the superstar by displaying his freestyle skills, but after Sean's in-studio performance, offered him a recording contract and helped set up his debut mixtape, Finally Famous, Vol. 1, released in 2007. A second volume arrived in 2009, with a third following in 2010.

In 2011, Sean issued his official debut, "Finally Famous," featuring the single "My Last." The album debuted at number three on the Billboard 200, and later that year, the single "Dance (A$$)" featuring became his first hit in the pop Top Ten. In 2012, Big Sean founded a nonprofit organization called the Sean Anderson Foundation, with the aim of helping underserved children and families in his native Detroit. Alongside direct donations to local institutions, primarily educational institutions, the foundation has created fundraising programs and partnered with other organizations.

After Big Sean was featured on a handful of platinum tracks, he released the single "Bounce Back," which reached the Billboard rap Top Ten in 2016. That same year, a joint album with singer titled "TWENTY88" was released and debuted atop the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. Sean's fourth full-length, "I Decided," was issued in early 2017 and became his second Billboard 200 number one. In the following months, he also appeared on notable singles like the Savage/Metro Boomin track, "Pull Up N Wreck," Calvin Harris' "Feels" with Pharrell Williams and Katy Perry, and "Miracles (Someone Special)" with Coldplay.

It would be two years before Big Sean returned with new music, issuing singles in the summer of 2019 while working toward a new full-length, tentatively titled Detroit 2 and initially slated for an April 2020 release date. That August, the album's first single, "Deep Reverence," was released. The song featured a cameo from the late Nipsey Hussle and was followed up days later by second single "Harder Than My Demons." "Detroit 2" arrived in September and went straight to number one. The following year saw Big Sean team up with longtime collaborator Hit-Boy for the single "What a Life." That October, the duo issued What You Expect, an EP containing five additional cuts such as "Loyal to a Fault."


Big Sean Details New Album 'Detroit 2' - Rolling Stone
The rapper unveiled the news on Wednesday, which coincided with his 32nd birthday. In an accompanying trailer for his fifth solo album, Big Sean pays homage to ...

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