Artist Information for Big Sean

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Name: Big Sean

Followers: 11,103,092

Monthly Listeners: 17,263,414

Top Cities:

  • Los Angeles, US (279,963 listeners)
  • Chicago, US (274,655 listeners)
  • Sydney, AU (219,926 listeners)
  • New York City, US (206,509 listeners)
  • Dallas, US (194,629 listeners)

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Biography:
Calling on the same single-minded inspiration that drove greats like the Notorious B.I.G., Kanye West, and Eminem, Detroit rapper Big Sean is an iconic figure with multiple platinum-selling albums. Signed to Def Jam 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. This full-length was followed by an EP with Hit-Boy (2021's What You Expect) and appearances on 2022 singles by Queen Naija and Ellie Goulding. "Precision," a preview of the rapper's sixth album, appeared in 2024. 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 West 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, West 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" with special guest Chris Brown. The album debuted at number three on the Billboard 200, and later that year, the single "Dance (A$$)" featuring Nicki Minaj became his first hit in the pop Top Ten. Hall of Fame followed in 2013, also on GOOD Music, with Lil Wayne, Minaj, Nas, and Miguel on the guest list; it too reached number three on the pop chart. Dark Sky Paradise, released in early 2015, featured a similarly impressive guest list, including repeats in Kanye West, John Legend, and Lil Wayne, plus Drake, Ariana Grande, and E-40. The album also featured the number 11 pop hit "I Don't Fuck with You" (aka "I Don't Mess with You"), debuted at number one, and went platinum. After Big Sean was featured on a handful of tracks, including fellow Detroiter DeJ Loaf's platinum "Back Up," the Cruel Winter highlight "Champions," and DJ Khaled's "Holy Key," he released the single "Bounce Back," which reached the Billboard rap Top Ten in 2016. That same year, a joint album with singer Jhené Aiko 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 21 Savage/Metro Boomin track "Pull Up N Wreck," Calvin Harris' "Feels" with Pharrell Williams and Katy Perry, and "Miracles (Someone Special)" with Coldplay. To round out his year, he joined forces with Metro Boomin for the collaborative album Double or Nothing. 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," featuring Bryson Tiller and Lil Durk. "Hate Our Love" (with Queen Naija) and "Easy Lover" (with Ellie Goulding) both appeared in 2022. Big Sean returned with the 2024 single "Precision." ~ David Jeffries


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Top 10 Albums

Living Single Album Image Living Single
Label: Getting Out Our Dreams Inc. (G.O.O.D.) Music / IDJ
Release Date: 2016-12-17
Track Count: 1
Total Play Count: 0
Freshman 10 Album Image Freshman 10
Label: UME - Global Clearing House
Release Date: 2021-07-02
Track Count: 6
Total Play Count: 0
Single Again Album Image Single Again
Label: Getting Out Our Dreams, Inc./Def Jam Recordings
Release Date: 2019-07-26
Track Count: 1
Total Play Count: 0
Aries (YuGo) Part 2 (with Rae Sremmurd & Big Sean feat. Quavo & Pharrell) Album Image Aries (YuGo) Part 2 (with Rae Sremmurd & Big Sean feat. Quavo & Pharrell)
Label: Mike WiLL Made-It
Release Date: 2018-03-29
Track Count: 1
Total Play Count: 0
SHUT UP (feat. Big Sean) Album Image SHUT UP (feat. Big Sean)
Label: Jessie Reyez Profit Split
Release Date: 2024-05-31
Track Count: 1
Total Play Count: 0
UKNOWBIGSEAN Album Image UKNOWBIGSEAN
Label: UME - Global Clearing House
Release Date: 2021-06-22
Track Count: 6
Total Play Count: 0
One Man Can Change The World (Rudimental Remix) Album Image One Man Can Change The World (Rudimental Remix)
Label: Getting Out Our Dreams Inc. (G.O.O.D.) Music / IDJ
Release Date: 2015-10-01
Track Count: 1
Total Play Count: 0
I Decided. Album Image I Decided.
Label: Getting Out Our Dreams Inc. (G.O.O.D.) Music / IDJ
Release Date: 2017-02-03
Track Count: 14
Total Play Count: 0
Double Or Nothing (& Metro Boomin) Album Image Double Or Nothing (& Metro Boomin)
Label: Republic/MB/Big Sean
Release Date: 2017-12-08
Track Count: 10
Total Play Count: 0
East English Village Album Image East English Village
Label: UME - Global Clearing House
Release Date: 2022-09-16
Track Count: 7
Total Play Count: 0

Top 10 Tracks

Feels (feat. Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry & Big Sean) Track Image Feels (feat. Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry & Big Sean)
Playcount: 1,120,777,330
Duration: 03:43
As Long As You Love Me Track Image As Long As You Love Me
Playcount: 400,117,326
Duration: 03:49
As Long As You Love Me Track Image As Long As You Love Me
Playcount: 400,117,326
Duration: 03:49
Mercy Track Image Mercy
Playcount: 396,858,455
Duration: 05:29
BIG BANK (feat. 2 Chainz, Big Sean, Nicki Minaj) Track Image BIG BANK (feat. 2 Chainz, Big Sean, Nicki Minaj)
Playcount: 370,951,053
Duration: 03:57
All Me Track Image All Me
Playcount: 368,352,884
Duration: 04:31
Way Out (feat. Big Sean) Track Image Way Out (feat. Big Sean)
Playcount: 254,759,278
Duration: 02:48
Way Out (feat. Big Sean) Track Image Way Out (feat. Big Sean)
Playcount: 254,759,278
Duration: 02:48
Way Out (feat. Big Sean) Track Image Way Out (feat. Big Sean)
Playcount: 254,759,278
Duration: 02:48
Way Out (feat. Big Sean) Track Image Way Out (feat. Big Sean)
Playcount: 254,759,278
Duration: 02:48

Top 10 Collaborating Artists (Tracks)

Hit-Boy Artist Image Hit-Boy
Collaborations: 39
Kanye West Artist Image Kanye West
Collaborations: 23
2 Chainz Artist Image 2 Chainz
Collaborations: 22
Lil Wayne Artist Image Lil Wayne
Collaborations: 19
Jhené Aiko Artist Image Jhené Aiko
Collaborations: 18
Wale Artist Image Wale
Collaborations: 18
Chris Brown Artist Image Chris Brown
Collaborations: 18
DJ Khaled Artist Image DJ Khaled
Collaborations: 17
Earlly Mac Artist Image Earlly Mac
Collaborations: 16
Rick Ross Artist Image Rick Ross
Collaborations: 15