John Legend and Common came together for some 2020 "Glory!" Want more Rolling Stone? If you are using ad-blocking software, please disable it and reload the page. 54,517, © 2020 NYP Holdings, Inc. All Rights Reserved Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms introduced the clip, honoring Lewis as a champion of voting rights. The tune is from the critically acclaimed movie Selma, which tells the story of the 1965 voting rights marches from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama.. Tony Awards Legend and Common are longtime friends and collaborators. Microsoft may earn an Affiliate Commission if you purchase something through recommended links in this article. A gospel choice joined the two artists in the theater's seats. Common, Democratic National Convention, DNC, John Legend, John Lewis. John Legend and Common helped close out the 2020 Democratic National Convention on Thursday night with a performance of “Glory,” their theme from the 2014 Civil Rights drama Selma. Oscars AKA Academy Awards "Glory" is the song that just keeps on giving for John. © Copyright 2020 Rolling Stone, LLC, a subsidiary of Penske Business Media, LLC. Legend and Common sang this song to close out the Grammy Awards in 2015. Michelle Obama Tells Americans to 'Vote for Joe Biden Like Our Lives Depend on It'. “One of the things that John taught us is that you may have to sacrifice, but if you sacrifice for a cause, something bigger than you, and you really believe in it, then you will have people following you,” Cummings said. @common and I were thrilled to honor Founding Father John Lewis tonight. GLORY!! Thank you again to the @DemConvention. Do Not Sell My Personal Information. In This Article: Do Not Sell My Personal Information, Your California Privacy Rights 66,125, This story has been shared 54,517 times. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! "It's really surreal. As with all performances at the 2020 DNC, the “Glory” rendition followed Covid-19 guidelines and was taped prior to the ceremony, but Legend and Common were given a full stage and a choir for the song. 125,752, This story has been shared 66,125 times. This won the Oscar for Best Original Song in 2015. Thanks for helping us close out night two of the #DemConvention, @JohnLegend! Earlier this month, he excitedly tweeted about Biden's pick for his vice presidential running mate, Kamala Harris. Sign up for our newsletter. Legend has been politically active over the past few months; in addition to “Glory,” he also performed on Night Two of the convention — his song “Never Break” from the album Bigger Love — and, last month, he took part in a digital fundraiser for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. "Very happy for our friend and Senator and future Vice-President, @KamalaHarris, and very much looking forward to voting for the Biden-Harris ticket to begin the difficult work of recovering from this nightmare presidency and building an even better future," he wrote at the time. The performance was dedicated to the late John Lewis, who died last month and was an instrumental figure in the Civil Rights movement during the Sixties. Neil deGrasse Tyson warns asteroid could hit Earth day before election, Hundreds of thousands of doses of COVID-19 vaccine roll off production line, Jim Carrey finally gets laughs on 'SNL' while Alec Baldwin treads water, Joe Biden's polling lead slips in wake of Post report on Hunter, Lily James cancels 'Today' show appearance amid Dominic West drama. "I believe he's the first Black man to get that EGOT status and that's just amazing to even know somebody that has an EGOT is just incredible.". "Glory" is a song by American rapper Common and American singer John Legend. White says the choir received permission from artists Common and John Legend to remake the popular song. The late lawmaker was portrayed by Canadian actor Stephan James in the film. Tune in again tomorrow at 9pm ET, Stay tuned for the rest of the week! Common, in a sharp navy suit, kicked off the performance, with Legend in a matching blue suit sitting at the piano. This story has been shared 125,752 times. John Legend & Common won the Academy Award for Best Original Song for 'Glory'. John Legend and Common Deliver Passionate 'Glory' Performance on Final Night of the DNC. He won his first—and only— Oscar at the 87th Academy Awards for Best Original Song. The original song was written for the Ava DuVernay film documenting Martin Luther King Jr.'s civil rights battle in the '60s.

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