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Big Sean

Songwriter, Rapper - “My Last,” “Mercy,” “Marvin & Chardonnay,” Finally Famous

Songwriter, Rapper - “My Last,” “Mercy,” “Marvin & Chardonnay,” Finally Famous

Big Sean's career has exploded in the last two years since the release of his debut album Finally Famous. In addition to being recognized by GQ Magazine as 2012’s ‘Hottest Rookie’ and picking up honors at the 2012 BET Awards for ‘Best New Artist,’ Sean most recently received double Grammy nominations for his collaboration with mentor Kanye West for “Mercy,” which also featured G.O.O.D. Music / Def Jam label mate Pusha T and 2 Chainz. With over 2.9 million Facebook fans to date, over 3.9 million Twitter followers, over 85,000 YouTube subscribers, and more than 46 million YouTube views worldwide, the Detroit MC has been in overdrive since 2007, when his Finally Famous: The Mixtape was first issued, followed by three more. His debut major label effort, Finally Famous (released June 2011) made an impressive #3 Soundscan debut in the U.S. Sean subsequently came in #5 on MTV’s “Hottest MCs” List of the Year, boosted by his MTV VMA nomination for Best New Artist. Finally Famous spun off a triumvirate of crossover hits by Sean: “My Last” featuring Chris Brown, “Marvin & Chardonnay” featuring Kanye West and Roscoe Dash, and the RIAA double-platinum “Dance A$$ (Remix)” featuring Nicki Minaj. In high school, Sean and a friend formed a duo, then entered and won a hip-hop contest to rap on the radio on-air every Friday night for nearly a year.  It was on one of those Friday nights around 2005 that Sean encountered Kanye West (back in the Late Registration era). It was the contact of a lifetime, which led to Sean’s signing with G.O.O.D. Music in late 2007, and his subsequent signing to Def Jam in 2008.