Golden Globe Awards 2015: John Legend And Common Win Best Original Song For “Glory” From ‘Selma’

Robbie Daw | January 11, 2015 7:14 pm
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The 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards brought out the stars.

The past year has been one to pop a cork over for John Legend. Not only did the 36-year-old R&B singer land his first chart-topper on the Billboard Hot 100, with “All Of Me,” he also saw the song become the second-best-selling single of 2014 and land a Grammy nomination for Best Pop Solo Performance. Another nice feather in Legend’s cap is his and Common‘s Golden Globe Award win for “Glory,” which took the Best Original Song prize on Sunday (January 11) night.

Legend and Common’s Selma soundtrack contribution beat out songs by fellow nominees Lana Del Rey, Sia, Patti Smith and Lorde.

Selma, which stars David Oyelowo, Tom Wilkinson, Tim Roth, Oprah Winfrey and, yes, Common, was directed by Ava DuVernay and tells the story of the three Selma to Montgomery protest marches in 1965 that led to the Voting Rights Act.

This is the first Golden Globe Award for John Legend, a nine-time Grammy winner, and Common, who has snagged a pair of Grammys in the past and is up for two more this year.

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