Big Sean (born Sean Michael Leonard Anderson 25.03.88)
Net Worth: According to Celebrity Net Worth in 2014, Big Sean has a net worth of 12 million USD.
Childhood: Sean Anderson was born in Santa Monica, California, yet at the age of 3 months old, his mother and grandmother moved to Detroit, taking him with them. Here, he later attended the Waldorf School in Detroit, before moving on to Cass Technical High School. While studying at high school, Anderson became acquainted with WHTD - the hip-hop station of Detroit. The allowed him to show off his rapping skills, by taking part in a weekly rap-battle. Kanye West conducted an interview on the radio station in 2005, with Anderson racing down to show off some of his talent. After reluctantly agreeing to hear a freestyle rap by Anderson, West left with a mix tape of his, and signed him to his record label two years later.
Career: Big Sean released his first official mix tape, 'Finally Famous: The Mixtape', on 30th September, 2007. Two years later, on 16th April, 2009, he released a second mix tape 'UKNOWBIGSEAN'. 'Finally Famous Vol. 3: BIG', Big Sean's third mix tape was released on 31st August, 2010. After numerous delays, Big Sean released his debut studio album, 'Finally Famous', on 28th June, 2011. He followed this up on 27th August, 2013, with the release of his second studio album, 'Hall of Fame'.
Personal Life: From the age of sixteen, Anderson dated his high school sweetheart, Ashley Marie, with them breaking up in 2013. He then met actress Naya Rivera over Twitter, with their relationship becoming public in April, 2013. In October 2013, the couple announced that they were engaged, although it was cancelled in April 2014.On 11th October 2014, singer Ariana Grande revealed that she and Anderson were in a relationship.
DJ Khaled has worked with Drake, Jay Z, Kanye West, Lil Wayne and Big Sean on his new album.
The 40-year-old producer has enjoyed something of a career comeback in recent months thanks to signing with Epic Records earlier this year (16) and enlisting Jay Z as his manager. That relationship led to Khaled landing the prestigious opening act position on Jay's wife Beyonce's Formation tour, and he's capitalising on that by working on his ninth studio album - Major Key - which is due for release "soon".
To ensure the record is the best it can be, Snapchat enthusiast Khaled has teamed up with some of the music industry's biggest stars.
"You’re going to have amazing records with me and Drake on there," Khaled told Entertainment Weekly. "It’s going to be unbelievable. I’ve got records, with an 's,' with me and Drake - I want to make sure I clarify that.
Continue reading: Dj Khaled Reveals Superstar Collaborators On New Album
Justin Bieber has defended his new dreadlock hairstyle amid a furious online backlash.
The Sorry singer revealed his controversial new haircut in a serious of posts on the photo sharing site Instagram ahead of his performance at Sunday's (03Apr16) iHeartRadio Music Awards in Inglewood, California.
The images sparked criticism, as a number of Twitter users accused the star of "cultural appropriation", the practice of adopting the style of dress of cultures other than your own purely for reasons of fashion or self expression.
However in footage captured backstage at the iHeartRadio event, Bieber defended his new look in comments made to rapper pal Big Sean.
Continue reading: Justin Bieber Defends Dreadlocks Amid Hair Backlash
Ariana Grande has called on male artists to stop using hateful language against women in their song lyrics.
The 22-year-old pop star's comments are rumoured to be directed at her rapper ex-boyfriend Big Sean, 28, who she split from last year (15). Big Sean, real name Sean Michael Leonard Anderson, teamed up with Drake on the 2013 song All Me, which featured the line "Ho, shut the f**k up.
"When men talk about women in songs it's like, 'Oh hell yeah, hos and b***hes'. And if a girl makes a song about a break up then it's like 'Wow, I can't believe she did that', or What a sl*t'" she told British newspaper The Daily Mirror.
"Whether it's the music industry or real-life we need to break the standard and it needs to go away soon," she added.
Continue reading: Ariana Grande Rages Against Sexist Lyrics
The Weeknd has pulled out of his support slot on Rihanna's Anti world tour.
The R&B star, real name Abel Tesfaye, was due to perform with the Work singer on the European leg of her tour, but has now forfeited his slot citing "changes with upcoming projects".
A statement issued by tour promoters Live Nation read, "Due to some unforeseen changes with upcoming projects, The Weeknd will no longer be joining Rihanna on her upcoming international 'Anti' World Tour."
Rihanna kicked off the delayed tour earlier this month (Mar16) with support by rapper Travi$ Scott. It had been due to begin in San Diego, California on 26 February (16) but the beginning of the tour was put back until 12 March (16) due to production delays.
Continue reading: The Weeknd Pulls Out Of Rihanna Tour
Rapper Big Sean has credited his own mother's battle with lead poisoning with inspiring him to help the victims of the Flint, Michigan water crisis.
A decision by local authorities in 2014 to change the the city's water supply from one river to another resulted in its contamination and has left residents without clean water.
Many celebrities, including Beyonce, Madonna, Cher, Mark Wahlberg and Eminem, have offered aid to those affected, and the hip hop star, who hails from Michigan, also recently donated $10,000 (£7,050) to the cause through his Sean Anderson Foundation.
However, he is stepping up his efforts with his Heal Flint Kids project, which aims to provide medical attention to children affected by the lead contamination.
Continue reading: Big Sean's Water Work Inspired By Mum
Justin Bieber and Rihanna are the headline acts for the 2016 V Festival.
Those performing at the annual event in August were confirmed on Monday (22Feb16), with the two pop superstars taking to the main stage on different days.
Supporting Bieber is Sia, with David Guetta performing before Rihanna. The music festival plays over two days, with Bieber headlining on 20 August in Chelmsford's Hylands Park and then moving to Weston Park in Staffordshire on 21 August. Rihanna will play the opposite dates.
Continue reading: Justin Bieber And Rihanna Confirmed For V Festival
Big Sean has paid tribute to his mentor Kanye West, insisting he's got "one of the biggest hearts in the world".
Kanye has been causing controversy over the past few days with rants on Twitter, with his most recent coming on Monday night (15Feb16) when he asked "white publications" such as Rolling Stone magazine and the New York Times newspaper to stop commenting on "black music".
"I love love love white people but you don't understand what it means to be the great grandson of ex slaves and make it this far," he continued. "The system is designed for coloured people to fail and one of our only voices is music. One of our only ways out is music.”
However, Big Sean, who got his first shot at fame back in 2005 when he performed some freestyle rap for Kanye as he was doing a radio interview, insists he knows a very different side to the 38-year-old musician.
Nathan Sykes believes he and his ex-girlfriend Ariana Grande showed their maturity by refusing to find working together awkward.
The former The Wanted star dated Ariana for several months in 2013, but that hasn't stopped them teaming up for new love song Over and Over Again.
The track includes the lyrics: "I won't leave you/Always be true/One plus one/two for life," and although some suspected crooning the lines could have been uncomfortable, the stars worked hard to be at ease with each other.
"I think it's only as awkward as everyone else makes it," Nathan told ET.com.
Continue reading: Nathan Sykes: 'Working With Ex Ariana Makes Me Mature'
Aretha Franklin Is Lending A Helping Hand To Embattled Flint Residents In Her Native Michigan By Offering Up Free Hotel Rooms, Food And Beverages As Authorities Continue To Tackle The Town's Dirty Water Crisis.
A slew of celebrities, including Cher, Pearl Jam, Eminem, Wiz Khalifa, Sean 'Diddy' Combs, and Mark Wahlberg have been stepping up to provide bottled water and financial aid to Flint locals, who have been struggling for over a year after officials decided to draw water from a river which has since tested positive for lead poisoning.
Aretha has become the latest star to show her generosity by announcing plans to rent out rooms at the Holiday Inn in nearby Southfield to house up to 50 people a night. She has also negotiated a deal with a local restaurant to cater for those in need.
Flint residents interested in the offer will soon be pre-screened at Detroit's New Bethel Baptist Church, where Franklin's minister father worked before his death in 1984.
Michigan Native Big Sean Is Joining Rapper Meek Mill And Singer Cher In Ensuring The People Of Flint Have Access To Clean Water.
Flint's polluted water crisis recently hit the headlines and many celebrities have stepped up to help residents of the town.
Rapper Big Sean is now teaming up with bosses at fundraising website CrowdRise to raise money for the city through his Sean Anderson Foundation.
The star has pledged $10,000 (GBP7,035) of his own money, according to TMZ.com.
Continue reading: Big Sean Donating Funds To Help Michigan's Dirty Water Problems
Date of birth
25th March, 1988
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