Grammys 2015: John Legend Common Perform ‘Glory’

Grammys 2015: John Legend & Common Perform 'Glory'

John Legend performs on stage at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles February 8, 2015. 


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.