Biography: Sean Michael Leonard Anderson (Big Sean,) || DYC Recognition Of The Month



Sean Michael Leonard Anderson[1] (born March 25, 1988), known professionally as Big Sean,[2] (stylized as BIG SEAN), is an American rapper, singer and songwriter. Sean signed with Kanye West's GOOD Music in 2007, Def Jam Recordings in 2008 and Roc Nation in 2014. After releasing a number of mixtapes, Sean released his debut studio albumFinally Famous, in 2011, which peaked at #3 on The US Billboard 200, and went Platinum. He released his second studio album, Hall of Fame, in 2013, that peaked at #3 on The Billboard 200, and went Gold. Sean's next albums, Dark Sky Paradise (2015) and I Decided(2017), both peaked atop the US Billboard 200 charts and received Platinum status.


Early life

Sean Michael Leonard Anderson was born on March 25, 1988 in Santa Monica, California[3] to Myra and James Anderson. When he was 3 months old, he moved to Detroit, Michigan, where he was raised by his mother, a school teacher, and his grandmother.[2][4]Anderson's grandmother, Mildred Leonard, served in World War II, and was one of the first ever black female captains in the United States Army.[5] He attended the Detroit Waldorf School and graduated from Cass Technical High School with a 3.7 GPA.[6]

Musical career

2005–06: Career beginnings

In his later years in high school, Sean showed his rhyming skills on a weekly basis as part of a rap battlecontest held by Detroit hip-hop station WHTD.[7] In 2005, Kanye West was doing a radio interview at 102.7 FM. Hearing about this, Sean headed over to the station to meet West and perform some freestyle. Initially West was reluctant to hear him, however he gave Sean 16 bars to rap for him. According to Big Sean, West enjoyed his freestyle: "As we get to the entrance of the radio station ... we stopped in the middle of the doorway. He starts looking at me and bobbing his head."[8] After the freestyle, Sean left West his demo tape. Two years later, West signed Big Sean to GOOD Music. Sean has cited WestEminemThe Notorious B.I.G., and J Dilla as his influences.[9][10]

Source (Wikipedia)

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