| (Feb. 13, 2017 – New York, NY) Multi-platinum, Grammy®-nominated, G.O.O.D. Music/Def Jam recording artist Big Sean debuts at #1 this week with I DECIDED. (released February 3rd), on first weeks sales and streams of 150,000 plus copies, his fifth career album and second consecutive #1 Billboard 200 album chart entry, following the critically acclaimed RIAA platinum Dark Sky Paradise (February 2015).
I DECIDED. explodes at #1 on the momentum of the two pre-order instant grat tracks that turned into smash singles, “Bounce Back” (RIAA gold with combined global streaming over 150 million), and “Moves” (combined global streaming over 50 million). The Kid Studio-directed video for “Bounce Back” has netted over 41 million YouTube views. View it HERE.
Leading up to the arrival of I DECIDED., Big Sean made debut live performances on NBC’s Saturday Night Live and NBC Universal’s Ellen, and made a return performance on NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (where “Bounce Back” made its debut live performance in Oct 2016). Sean was interviewed on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, where it was revealed that the Sean Anderson Foundation had raised over $100,000 to aid residents suffering from the water crisis in Flint, Michigan.
On March 17th, Big Sean opens a massive 5-week North American tour at Revention Music Center in Houston. The 21-city tour of the U.S. and Canada, stopping at such prestigious venues as the Hollywood Palladium, Chicago’s Aragon Ballroom, Detroit’s Fox Theatre, and Radio City in New York, wraps up on April 20th at the Fillmore at the Jackie Gleason Theater in Miami Beach. (Please see complete tour dates below.) This marks Sean’s first major North American tour since he joined with fellow Def Jam MC’s YG and Jeremih on J. Cole’s historic 27-city mini-festival Forest Hills Drive Tour in July-August 2015.
About Big Sean:
With over a quarter-billion YouTube views, 7-time BET Award-winning and Grammy®-nominated superstar Big Sean has enjoyed a massive career in hip-hop since he emerged in 2011, with his debut album Finally Famous on Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music/ Def Jam imprint. The album spun off consecutive top-charted pop/R&B/rap crossover smashes with “My Last” featuring Chris Brown (RIAA gold), “Marvin & Chardonnay” featuring Kanye West and Roscoe Dash(platinum), and “Dance (A$$)” featuring Nicki Minaj(3x-platinum). Sean was a major collaborator on Kanye’s groundbreaking Cruel Summer album in 2012, and shared multi-platinum success with Kanye on the Grammy®-nominated “Mercy” (also featuring Pusha T and 2 Chainz), and “Clique” (with Jay Z). Sean’s Hall Of Fame album followed in 2013, including “Guap” (platinum) and “Beware” featuring Lil Wayne and Jhené Aiko (gold). Dark Sky Paradise (2015) was Sean’s first platinum and first album to debut #1 on Soundscan. It reigned on the charts with the #1 “IDFWU” featuring E-40 (3x-platinum), “Blessings” featuring Drake and Kanye West (2x-platinum), and “One Man Can Change the World” featuring Kanye West and John Legend(gold), for which Sean also won his first VMA. He co-headlined J. Cole’s mammoth 27-city Forest Hills Drive Tour of the U.S. and Canada in July-August 2015 with fellow Def Jam MCs YG and Jeremih; and supported the European (closing) leg of label mate Rihanna’s 2016 ANTI tour.
BIG SEAN NORTH AMERICAN TOUR 2017
Date City Venue
Mar. 17 Houston, TX Revention Music Center
18 Dallas, TX South Side Ballroom
21 Anaheim, CA House of Blues
23 San Francisco, CA The Masonic
24 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Palladium
28 Denver, CO The Fillmore
30 St. Paul, MN Myth
31 Chicago, IL Aragon Ballroom
Apr. 1 Detroit, MI Fox Theatre
2 Toronto, ON Rebel
4 Boston, MA House of Blues
7 Wallingford, CT The Dome at Oakdale
8 Silver Spring, MD The Fillmore
11 New York, NY Radio City Music Hall
12 Philadelphia, PA The Fillmore
14 Charlotte, NC The Fillmore
15 Myrtle Beach, SC House of Blues
16 Raleigh, NC The Ritz
18 Atlanta, GA Tabernacle
19 Tampa, FL The Ritz Ybor
20 Miami Beach, FL Fillmore at the Jackie Gleason Theater