BIG SEAN ANNOUNCES
‘I AM FINALLY FAMOUS WORLD TOUR’
First Single, “My Last” RIAA Certified Gold with 535,855 Digital Song Downloads
Receives Multiple 2011 BET Hip Hop Awards Nominations in Categories for ‘Best Hip Hop Video,’ ‘CD of the Year,’ ‘Track of the Year,’ and ‘Rookie of the Year’
Detroit rapper Big Sean will be heading to UK shores to play a very special one off show at London’s Scala as part of his ‘I Am Finally Famous World Tour’.
Shortly following his successful debut album release of ‘Finally Famous’ which checked in at #3 on Soundscan and #1 on the iTunes Hip Hop/R & B chart, Big Sean’s lead single, “My Last” produced by No I.D. and featuring Chris Brown, was Certified RIAA gold with over 536,000 digital song downloads.
Big Sean’s video collaboration with famed director Hype Williams for his 2nd official single, “Marvin Gaye and Chardonnay” featuring Kanye West (who joined him on stage at his previous London show at Cargo) and Roscoe Dash premiered on VEVO, the world’s leading all-premium music video and entertainment platform and BET’s 106th & Park. Produced by Pop Wansel and Mike Dean, the standout record has been climbing the charts, currently holding the #11 position on iTunes Hip Hop/Rap songs chart and moving up on the Billboard 100 singles chart.
Fresh off the heels of his appearance at the 2011 MTV VMA Awards as a ‘Best New Artist’ nominee, BET Networks has just announced Big Sean’s multiple 2011 BET Hip Hop Awards nominations in categories for ‘Best Hip Hop Video,’ ‘CD of the Year,’ ‘ Track of the Year,’ and ‘Rookie of the Year.’ The award show will be broadcast on the network on October 11 th.
Recognized by GREY GOOSE® Vodka as a 2011 “Rising Icon,” the world-renowned spirit company has partnered with Big Sean for their highly celebrated annual campaign, which will consist of performances, event appearances, online content and more throughout the next year.
In addition, iconic sportswear label adidas Originals recently kicked off their Fall 2011 All Originals Campaign with a video featuring Big Sean alongside Snoop Dogg, Dwight Howard, Jeremy Scott and others that has already garnered over 2 million views on YouTube within 3 weeks. The fall ads will depict the featured stars rocking some of the line’s freshest styles from the past 40 years including their classic Gazelles, Samoas and Superstars.
23-year old Sean Anderson started rapping as a 12-year old at the progressive Waldorf School in Detroit. In high school, he and a friend formed a duo, then entered and won the “Friday Night Cipher” MC contest at hip-hop radio giant Hot 102.7. The win earned them a spot to rap live 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) who agreed to hear the teenager’s freestyle. It was the contact of a lifetime, as Sean became Kanye’s protégé and signed with G.O.O.D. Music in late 2007.
“I remember in the eighth grade I told myself, man I’m going to be signed to Def Jam,” says Sean. “I always put it out into the universe and I think it was written for me…I was meant to make music.”
Expect The Mixup to be there and bring you all our thoughts and views post show.
For up to date information on “I Am Finally Famous World Tour” cities, dates and where to purchase tickets, visit www.uknowbigsean.com.
TUESDAY 18 SCALA, LONDON
Tickets go onsale 9am on Friday 30th September priced at £17.00 (subject to booking fee) and are available from www.livenation.co.uk