Sean Michael Leonard Anderson (born March 25, 1988), known professionally as Big Sean, is an American hip hop recording artist from Detroit, Michigan. Sean signed with Kanye West’s GOOD Music in 2007, Def Jam Recordings in 2008 and Roc Nation in 2014. After releasing several mixtapes, Sean released his debut album, Finally Famous, in 2011.
Fresh off one of the coldest features of the year on Drake’s “All Me,” Sean released his second studio album, Hall of Fame, on August 27, 2013. Sean’s third studio album, Dark Sky Paradise, was released in 2015 and earned him his first No. 1 studio album. The album featured hits like the banger “I Don’t Fuck With You”, which peaked at #11 and went quadruple platinum, and the Drake-assisted “Blessings”, which went double platinum.
In February 2017, he dropped his fourth studio album, I Decided, which debuted at No. 1, becoming his second consecutive No. 1 album. The album featured the double-platinum hit “Bounce Back”. The song peaked at No. 6 on the Billboard 100, making it his highest charting song to date.
He would later return with another studio album, Detroit 2, which serves as a sequel to his 2012 mixtape Detroit. Arguably his most acclaimed album to date, it contained a host of features, including Eminem, Travis Scott, Lil Wayne, Young Thug, Post Malone, and more, and contained the ten-minute Friday Night Cypher, a ten-minute track featuring a collection of Detroit-based rappers. It became his third straight No. 1 album.