The 33-year-old Big Sean, born Sean Anderson, is a Detroit Cass Tech graduate, and previously performed during the 2015 Thanksgiving game.
Ne-Yo has won three Grammys and been honored with 14 nominations.
Big Sean recently teamed up through the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan to help kids in metro Detroit find their entrepreneurial spirit and a brighter future.
The Lions, the only winless team left in the NFL at 0-9-1, will host the Chicago Bears (3-7) at 12:30 p.m. at Ford Field in the home team’s annual Thanksgiving game. The Lions have lost four straight on the holiday, and 13 of 17.
One year ago, fans had a lot to be thankful for: After suffering a 41-25 spanking at the hands of the Houston Texans, the nightmare Matt Patricia-Bob Quinn era came to an end.
This year, the Lions are still searching for their first win under head coach Dan Campbell and general manager Brad Holmes. They are coming off a 13-10 loss in Cleveland, but might have starting quarterback Jared Goff back for Thursday’s game. Tim Boyle started in his place against the Browns due to Goff’s strained oblique suffered during the 16-16 tie in Pittsburgh on Nov. 14.
Stay informed on what’s happening across Michigan: Subscribe to our news alert emails here.