Big Sean Biography & Net Worth
|Popular Name:||Big Sean|
|Real Name:||Sean Michael Leonard Anderson|
|Birth Date:||March 25, 1988|
|Birth Place:||Santa Monica, California|
|Profession:||Rapper, Singer, Songwriter|
|Years active:||2007 Till Date|
|Net Worth:||$20 Million|
Sean Michael Leonard Anderson is an American rapper and singer who goes by the stage-name Big Sean. After releasing a number of mixtapes at the start of his career, he came up with his debut album in 2011. Titled ‘Finally Famous’, his album peaked at third position on Billboard 200, and earned a platinum certification from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). His second studio album ‘Hall of Fame’ was released in 2013, and it did well to earn a gold certification. His subsequent releases, Dark Sky Paradise (2015) and I Decided (2017) were also brilliant albums that performed well commercially and received Platinum certifications. There has been a lot of speculation on Big Sean net worth and earnings from his profession lately, so here is all you need to know about the award-winning entertainer.
Big Sean’s Early life
Sean Michael Leonard Anderson was born to Myra and James Anderson on March 25, 1988 in Santa Monica, California. When he was 3 months old, he was taken to Detroit in Michigan, where he was raised by his grandmother and mother who worked as a school teacher. His grandma served during the Second World War and was one of the first black female captains in the U.S. Army. Anderson was a student of Detroit Waldorf School. He attended Cass Technical High School where he graduated from with a 3.7 GPA.
Big Sean’s Career
In November 2007, the rapper, still upcoming at that time, released a mixtape titled ‘Finally Famous Vol. 1: The Mixtape’. He released a second mixtape called ‘Finally Famous Vol. 2: UKNOWBIGSEAN’ in April 2009. The following year, he released a third mixtape ‘Finally Famous Vol. 3: BIG’, and a fourth mixtape, ‘Detroit’ in 2012. His debut studio album, titled, ‘Finally Famous’ became available from June 2011. His effort on the project was widely appreciated. His album peaked at number one in the Rap Charts in America, and also received a platinum certification. He released another album in 2013 and it also recorded a well-deserved success. Titled ‘Hall of Fame’, the album, being his second, received a gold certification from the RIAA. After his third album ‘Dark Sky Paradise’ was released in February 2015, he put in extra efforts in the studio and produced a fourth album in 2017 which he titled ‘I Decided’.
Sean has released two other albums called ‘Double or Nothing’ and ‘Twenty88’ with Metro Boomin and Jhene Aiko respectively. Some of the top artists he has worked with include Coldplay, Kanye West, Migos, Chip Da Rapper, Kelly Rowland, Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry, Kevin McCall, Lil Wayne, Ariana Grande, John West, Chris Brown, Jessie J, DJ Khaled, Yo Gotti, Justin Bieber , Juicy J, and Eminem.
Big Sean’s Albums
- Finally Famous (2011)
- Hall of Fame (2013)
- Dark Sky Paradise (2015)
- I Decided (2017)
- Detroit 2 (2020)
Awards & Achievements
The highly rated American rapper has been nominated a total of five times for the Grammy Award. He has been nominated for MTV Europe Music Awards, People’s Choice Awards, NAACP Image Awards, and the Billboard Music Awards thrice. For his award winnings, he has won a YouTube Music Award, six BET Hip Hop Awards, two BET Awards, a Soul Train Music Award, and a handful of others.
Sean and Naya Rivera got engaged in 2013 but called it off the following year. He has also had some time with some other popular entertainers, including Ashley Marie and Ariana Grande. Since February 2016, he has been in a relationship with singer Jhene Aiko. The pair make sure they show up at many events loved up, and there are reports that the lovebirds have plans to get married soon.
He was arrested in 2011 on charges of sexual assault, but he eventually walked out of the unpleasant situation as a free man. He is also philanthropic and this is made known by his support for several charity causes and groups, including CoudyRouge Community Action Alliance, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, RED, and Autism Speaks.
Big Sean Net Worth
As a rapper and songwriter, Big Sean makes a fortune from releasing singles and albums. On a number of occasions his albums have earned either gold or platinum certification and performed so well commercially. Considered one of the most famous and talented rappers alive, Big Sean has released many singles and a number of mixtapes to accompany his albums, and a number of his works have occupied top positions in various music charts in America and many other countries. He also makes a decent income from going on tours and performing his songs on stage in front of thousands of fans. So far, he has headlined four tours and has been a supporting act in another two. According to reports, he charges around $100,000 per show. Like fellow musicians, Big Sean net worth also gains significant contributions from music royalties, some of which include Streaming royalties from Apple Music and Spotify, and also mechanical and performance rights royalties. To add to his list of income generating ventures, Big Sean makes some extra cash from endorsing a number of brands including Puma, New Era Cap, and a number of others. His deal with Bathing Ape and Billionaire Boys Club is said to be worth $400,000.
Big Sean net worth is $20 million as of 2021. He started his career from a very early age and now secured his position as one of the most known voices in the world of rap music. At 33, Big Sean has made enough wealth to afford for himself, almost anything he wants. He lives in a house in Los Angeles that is worth $3 million, and owns an Audi that has been estimated to cost $45,000. He also paid $8 million for an 11,000 square foot mansion located somewhere in Sherman Oaks, California.