John Legend performs on stage at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles February 8, 2015.
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John Legend and Common closed out Sunday night’s Grammy Awards with a performance of “Glory,” the stirring, gospel-influenced number written for the movie Selma. The two artists were joined by a choir and a sizable string section.
Watch the performance below.
The 2015 Grammy Awards
The track fit in at a Grammy ceremony that had a surprising amount of gospel influence. Pharrell’s “Happy” and Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me” both draw directly from church music, and Beyonce also performed a rendition of the gospel classic “Take My Hand, Precious Lord” before Legend and Common took the stage.
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“Glory” combined a rousing hook from Legend with sturdy rapping from Common. It recently won the best original song honors at the Golden Globe Awards.