Common & John Legend are Oscar Winners.
How glorious it is, huh? They just performed “Glory” at the Oscars and brought the celebs in attendance to tears and to their feet. How cool was it with all of the people behind them? Somethin’ just as powerful and unique compared to their recent close of the Grammys.
Soon after, they were announced as the winners of Best Original Song and gave as powerful a speech as the performance. ICYMI… watch both below.
On a much lighter note, here’s Common leaving Oprah hanging, haha!
On the heels of their win at the Golden Globes, Common & John Legend received a nomination today for an Oscar!
Will they win? They’re at least a favorite. But if they lose, I hope it goes to “Everything Is Awesome”. Ha! A clever song that was. Too bad the movie itself didn’t get nominated for Best Animated Film (WTF!?)
Apt timing for the all-new official video for “Glory” to drop. That’s because, in case you missed it, Common & John Legend won a Golden Globe last night for their stirring song and they delivered an equally stirring speech in accepting the award.
The video mixes in simple performance scenes from both Common and Legend, along with scenes from the movie, Selma. Another way to enjoy this powerful record.
ICYMI: Common & John Legend’s Golden Globe acceptance speech (Video)
The picture says it all.
Common & John Legend won Best Original Song in a Motion Picture for their powerful collab “Glory” from the new movie, Selma. Big moment for hip hop and positive music.
UPDATE: Here’s the stirring acceptance speech, paying tribute to unarmed black teens and murdered police officers. Plus, an additional excerpt. Listen to “Glory” below that.
The first day I stepped on the set of Selma, I began to think this was bigger than a movie. As I got to know people of the civil rights movement, I realized: I am the hopeful black woman who was denied her right to vote; I am the caring white supporter, killed on the front lines of freedom; I am the unarmed black kid who maybe needed a hand but was instead given a bullet; I am the two fallen police officers murdered in the line of duty. Selma has awakened my humanity.
Congrats on a successful album release party Saint Millie. We see great things happening for you, keep the Chicago music alive!
To hear some of the tunes on “Glory”, check out the stream below: