Monday, February 9, 2015

John Legend and Common On Bringing ‘Glory’ to the Grammys

Definitely the only performance worth watching at last night Grammy awards!! Backed by strings and a choir, and introduced by Beyoncé-gone-gospel, the Academy Award-nominated duo performed their civil rights opus for a global televised audience of tens of millions just two weeks before they perform at the #WhiteOscars, where Ava DuVernay’s Best Picture-nominated Martin Luther King Jr. biopic is otherwise shut out of the majority of nominations.

The timely single was born when DuVernay tapped Common, who plays activist James Bevel in the film, to pen a theme song for Selma.  He called Legend, with whom he’d previously collaborated on 2010’s socially-conscious "Wake Up Everybody." and the result was this great powerful song. 

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