Big Sean is an American singer, songwriter, and rapper with a net worth of $16 million.
Album Success and How He Began
Born Sean Michael Leonard Anderson on March 25, 1988, in Santa Monica, California. He was born into the family of James and Myra Anderson. His nationality is American and his sun sign is Aries. Even though he was born in Santa Monica, he was raised by his grandmother in Detroit, Michigan. He moved there when he was just a three-month-old baby. He began rapping at age 12 when he was at the progressive Waldorf School, Detroit. He graduated with a 3.7 GPA from high school – Cass Technical High School. His rapping skills began to gain popularity through his online self-released mixtapes. He began showing his rap skills on the radio every week in a hip-hop station which organized weekly rap battle for upcoming talents. He was soon discovered by rapper Kanye West who he met at the station. West would go on to sign him onto his GOOD music label two years later in May 2007.
The following year, Big Sean signed to Def Jam Recordings. Some of his mixtapes include “Finally Famous: The Mixtape” which produced hit single “Get’cha Some”. Next up was “UKNOWBIGSEAN” released in 2009 followed by “Finally Famous Vol. 3: BIG” (2010). His debut album “Finally Famous” was released in 2011, it debuted at top 5 on the Billboard 200 and sold almost 400,000 copies. Hit singles from the album included “Marvin & Chardonnay”, “Dance (A$$)”, and “My Last”.
His second album “Hall of Fame” was released in 2013, it debuted at #1 on the Billboard and sold 72,000 copies in the first week. He signed for Roc Nation in 2014 and released his third studio album “Dark Sky Paradise” in 2015 which is certified platinum. It debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200, hit singles from the album include “I Don’t Mess with You”.
Big Sean has received a number of BET Awards and nominations; his debut album won a BET Hip Hop Award in 2011. He won BET Best Male Artist Award in 2012. His “I don’t Fuck with You” featuring E-40 won a BET Hip Hop Award for the Best Club Banger and the best collabo.
In 2015, his song “One Man Can Change the World” won an MTV Music Video Award for the best song with a social message. Big Sean was one of the vocalists on “Mercy”, the lead single from the compilation album, “Cruel Summer”. It was nominated for 2 Grammy Award categories.
Apart from music, Big Sean banks from other business ventures as well as endorsement deals. He is the brand ambassador for Ti$A clothing line which also has musicians like Chris Brown and Tyga repping them. He also endorses Adidas and has released his own line of sneakers called “Detroit Player”. He owns a clothing company Aura Gold which he launched in 2013.
Big Sean Net Worth, Height, Body Stats
How much does Big Sean weigh? How BIG is he really? What is his height? How much does he earn? These questions are about to get answered. Big Sean is currently worth $16 million. He was worth $12 million in 2016 but his record sales are super impressive. His “Hall of Fame” and “Detroit” albums raked in a whopping $2,097,902 and $1,704,545 respectively, plus his Detroit Player sneakers deal with Adidas. Although he left Adidas to sign with Puma, it is expected that it means more money in the months ahead for Big Sean.
The rapper’s body build is athletic and he adheres to his workout routine very religiously because according to him, he functions better after his workout but his routine is unknown. He has a healthy dietary timetable which mostly includes a lot of asparaguses and that accounts for his perfect body frame. He has a black hair and dark brown eyes. Big Sean is 5 feet 8 inches or 173 cm tall while he weighs 69 kg or 152 pounds. Wondering what his feet size is, he wears size 10 (US).
Big Sean Girlfriend, Relationship With Ariana Grande
Ashley Marie is Big Sean’s first known girlfriend and he describes her as his first love. Their love relationship is dated back to 2006 when both of them were still in high school with Ashley only being 18 years old at the time. The relationship lasted seven years (from 2006 to 2013). They split in early 2013, and Big Sean rapped about her in a track from his second album, “Hall of Fame”. His next stop was with actress and singer, Naya Marie Rivera.
He started dating the Glee actress in February 2013 who he met on Twitter. Naya is thought to have dissed all Big Sean’s exes (which was officially only Ashley) in her song titled ‘Sorry’ which she released while dating the rapper. But her romance wasn’t to outlast the ‘others’ even though they were engaged in October 2013. Big Sean called off the relationship via the internet in April 2014 and Naya claimed it was because she caught him with Ariana Grande – who would later become his next girlfriend – in his house.
Big Sean’s relationship with Ariana Grande was the most high profile of all his relationships. They started dating in July 2014 – three months after his split from Naya Rivera – but the baby singer and ‘Dangerous Woman’ crooner confirmed that the power duo was seeing each other on October 2014, which gave way to a flurry of PDA’s by the lovebirds. They were seen together everywhere, red carpets, shows, parties, trips, musical tours, etc. But it only lasted eight months even though their fans expected more.
There were rising tensions between the Hollywood lovebirds. There was the issue of jealousy on the part of Big Sean (provoked by Justin Bieber) and then Ariana being unhappy that he didn’t trust her enough. The straw that seemed to finally break the camel’s back was the lyrics of Big Sean’s hit track ‘Stay Down’ where he rapped about Ariana’s p***y. They parted ways on April 8, 2015.
Big Sean is currently with Jhené Aiko after she got divorced from her ex-husband, Oladipo Omishore aka Dot da Genius in October 2017. Jhené has a daughter from her relationship with American R&B singer O’Ryan before she got married to Dot da Genius. Her daughter, Namiko Love was born on November 19, 2008. She has no children with Big Sean and they are not married yet.