at this year's Academy Award show. The pair is also
nominated for an Oscar
for their work on the powerful song. It's the first year that John Legend has been nominated for an Academy Award, and the singer shared his excitement about performing via
"Glory" was the perfect song for the film because of it's stirring lyrics about police brutality and call for peaceful protests. A message that needed to be said at this moment in America after the outrage and disappointment for both Eric Garner and Mike Brow's cases. "Glory" recently won a Golden Globe for Best Original Song and a Critics' Choice award for Best Song. Common brought more attention to both the film and song when he
delivered a touching speech
after winning at the Golden Globes, calling on viewers and audience memebers to act now in the face of social injustice. The
is just as tear-jerking as the song, using scenes from
Selma to spread the powerful message.
Common and John Legend will also be performing "Glory" at the Grammy Awards on Feb. 8. Common's latest studio album Nobody's Smiling, a poignant LP that calls for an end of violence in his hometown city of Chicago, is also up for Best Rap album at the Grammys this year. You can say that 2015 has been good for Mr. "I Used to Love H.E.R."