Big Sean is a rapper who was born and raised in Detroit, and he is widely regarded as one of the city’s most legendary musicians ever produced there, right up there with the legendary Eminem from the 1990s.
Big Sean was already a very well-known artist before he collaborated with Kanye West or did any of the other things that led to his current level of fame, yet some people may believe that the only reason he became famous was because of this. He has put out several albums, the most of them have been commercially successful.
His total wealth is estimated to be $26 million. Big Sean has maintained his position as one of the most well-known and financially successful musicians working in the music industry ever since he made his debut in 2011 with the release of his self-titled debut album.
Early Life of Big Sean
Big Sean was born on March 25, 1988 in the city of Santa Monica, California. His birth name is Sean Michael Leonard Anderson. When he was just three months old, the family relocated to Detroit, Michigan, where his mother, a teacher, and his grandmother, who had served in the Army during World War II, took care of him.
Big Sean is not talking about the west coast of the United States when he makes references to the “west side” in his songs; rather, he is talking about the west side of Detroit, which is in Michigan. Cass Technical High School awarded him a diploma with a grade point average of 3.70 when he graduated.
How Did He Gain Popularity?
Big Sean got his start in the rap game during his senior year of high school when he participated in a weekly rap battle tournament hosted by a Detroit hip-hop radio station. In 2005, he went to the station because he’d heard Kanye West would be performing an interview there and hoped to meet him and freestyle for him.
West was hesitant to listen to him, but ultimately did so, and Kanye apparently found him to be rather impressive. Big Sean started gaining popularity in 2007 thanks to the rise of the internet and a string of independently released mixtapes, after which he gave Kanye West his demo tape.
Following his signing with Kanye West’s Good Music label, he released his debut album, Finally Famous, which featured the hit “My Last” with Chris Brown. The album entered the Billboard 200 at position #3, and later that year, his first Top 10 hit, “Dance (ASS),” with Nicki Minaj, was released.
The next year (2013) saw the release of Hall of Fame, which included Nas, Miguel, Nicki Minaj, and Lil Wayne and peaked at #3 on the pop chart. John Legend, Kanye West, Ariana Grande, and Drake are just a few of the musicians featured on the 2015 album Dark Paradise. Featuring the top 11 pop smash “I Don’t Fuck with You,” the album was certified platinum.
The platinum single “Back Up” by DJ Loaf features Big Sean, and he also appears on “Champions” and “Holy Key” by DJ Khaled. Later that year, in 2016, Sean released his track “Bounce Back,” which was a Top 10 hit on the Billboard Rap Songs chart.
The album “TWENTY88” by Jhene Aiko and Big Sean debuted at number one on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. Together with Coldplay, Sean has appeared on the songs “Miracles (Someone Special)” and “Feels,” both by Calvin Harris.
Sean and DJ Khaled have been busy lately recording an album together. No information regarding the expected release date is currently available.
Big Sean Net Worth
American rapper Big Sean has a $26 million net worth according to Celebrity Net Worth. Since exploding onto the scene with his self-titled debut album in 2011, Big Sean has been one of the most successful and widely acclaimed musicians around.
Big Sean’s success was due to his own abilities, but he also benefited from the acclaim of his contemporaries. The song “Mercy” by Kanye West became a huge hit in the rap community. Big Sean, Pusha T, and 2 Chainz, among others from his G.O.O.D. Entertainment record label, all made appearances.
Who Exactly is He Dating?
He dated Naya Rivera, an actress and singer on “Glee,” for a little over a year after meeting her on Twitter. They announced their engagement in October 2013 but ended it in April 2014. In total, he spent eight months with Ariana Grande. Rapper Big Sean and singer Jhene Aiko dated from 2016 to 2019.
An incident at a Big Sean concert in New York on August 4th, 2011 led to his arrest on charges of third-degree sexual assault. Back in October of 2011, he entered a guilty plea to the charge of wrongful imprisonment in the second degree. He had to pay a $750 fine for his transgression. As part of his plea agreement, the sexual assault accusations against him were withdrawn.
Investing in Property
Big Sean spent $8.5 million buying a mansion with 11,000 square feet in the posh Mulholland Estates neighbourhood high in the hills above Sherman Oaks, California in December of 2017.
Initially, it was advertised for $11 million. The guitarist for Guns N’ Roses, Slash, sold him the house. Sean sold the house for $11.1 million in August of 2021. Big Sean spent just over $8 million on a new house in Encino, California, in the month of October 2021, moving in just up the hill from his old residence.
Awards and Achievements
Big Sean is nominated for four Grammys: Album of the Year, Best Rap Album, Best Rap Song, and Best Rap Performance (together with Kanye West and John Legend).
He has been nominated for six Video Music Awards and has won two: Best Video with a Social Message (for “One Man Can Change the World”) and Best Fight Against the System. He has won seven BET awards, including “Best New Artist” in 2012.