June 16th, 2008
02:55 PM ET
14 years ago

“Yes We Can” Obama video wins Emmy

(CNN) – The famous “Yes We Can” video that spliced together clips of Barack Obama’s New Hampshire primary night speech and set it to music with celebrities singing along has won an Emmy award.

Produced by Black Eyed Peas frontman Will.i.am, the video won in the first time "New Approaches in Daytime Entertainment” category that “recognizes innovative production techniques and the use of media enhancement to support content.”

The video became an internet sensation when it first appeared shortly before Super Tuesday. Among the many celebrities who lent their voices to t project, which was filmed in black and white, are John Legend, Scarlett Johansson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

Obama's campaign often plays the video before he takes the stage at rallies.

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  1. Matt Canoga Park

    Who cares. Hillary has a couple of Grammy's and can not carry a tune. You do realize they just give these things away to anybody that enters right?

    Will I Am can go back to making crappy music that no one want's to listen to.

    June 16, 2008 06:24 pm at 6:24 pm |
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