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  • Writer's pictureJamal Saafir

Big Sean Wins First Emmy

Updated: Sep 13, 2023

Yes, you read that right. Big Sean has won his first Emmy Award. Due to the fact he is a renowned Hip-Hop artist, you were probably thinking, “he means Grammy”. No, Big Sean has his hands in a few things as of late. One of those things is working as the Creative Director of Innovation for the NBA’s Detroit Pistons.

As reported by Vibe, Big Sean has received his first Emmy Award.

The artist who serves as the Creative Director of Innovation for the NBA’s Detroit Pistons, was given this honor this past weekend for his contribution to the Piston’s 2022-2023 Brand Campaign commercial “Different By Design.“

Accepting the award in hometown of Detroit during his latest Detroit’s On Now (DON) Weekend event, Big Sean expressed his appreciation of those who have supported him and his philanthropic efforts throughout his career.

“It’s such a blessing to be hosting our 5th Annual DON Weekend, and I’m so thankful to everyone who has supported us so far,” the 35-year-old artist said. “I’m looking forward to celebrating 50 Years of Hip-Hop in the city that has given me so much love. LET’S GO!”

Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan President Shawn H. Wilson also spoke warmly about Big Sean’s foundation and its endeavors in recognizing and empowering the youth of Detroit and its surrounding areas.

“Hip-Hop is not just music, but a culture that has impacted our community in so many ways. To celebrate 50 years by exposing and engaging youth in its impact is something the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan is proud of doing alongside Big Sean and the Sean Anderson Foundation,” Wilson said.

“We’re excited to be a partner in celebrating the city in unique ways every year during DON Weekend and we thank Myra and Sean for keeping youth top-of-mind in all they do for the city of Detroit.”

In June, the Detroit Pistons were the deserving recipients of five Emmy Awards from the Michigan Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and 11 nominations overall. At the time, Alicia Jeffreys, Detroit Pistons Chief Marketing Officer, commemorated Sean and the organization’s efforts in making the “Different By Design” commercial such a remarkable project.

“It is our goal as a Marketing and Creative team to tell incredibly compelling stories about basketball, our team, and this organization, but also about this city and the people we connect with every day,” said Jeffreys. “Our in-house content team pours all of their talent, creativity, and passion into that work, and we are incredibly proud that they were recognized by their peers for their exceptional work and originality.”

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