(The Recording Academy asked some of this year's first-time GRAMMY nominees to collect their thoughts and share what it feels like to be nominated for a GRAMMY.)
Raised in Detroit by way of California, rapper Big Sean, neé Sean Michael Anderson, is nominated for Best Rap Performance as a featured artist on Kanye West's "Mercy" with Pusha T and 2 Chainz. He also earned a Best Rap Song nomination for the track, which is featured on the 2012 compilation album, Kanye West Presents G.O.O.D.Music: Cruel Summer.
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