Sean Michael Leonard Anderson, commonly known by his stage name, Big Sean, is an American hip-hop recording artist from Detroit, Michigan. He launched to fame after releasing the third studio album Dark Sky Paradise, which earned him the first No. 1 on the Billboard 200. He signed with Kanye West's GOOD Music in 2007, Def Jam Recordings in 2008 and Roc Nation in 2014.
Sean and his younger brother was raised by his mother and grandmother. After releasing a number of mixtapes, Sean released his debut album, Finally Famous, in 2011. He released his second studio album, Hall of Fame, on August 27, 2013.
He was engaged to Glee actress Naya Rivera but they called off the marriage in April 2014. He then dated pop star Ariana Grande but the pair broke up in 2015.