Common and John Legend Win Best Original Song at Golden Globes

Rucuss staffJanuary 12, 2015

Common and John Legend took home a Golden Globe on Sunday night.

The rapper and singer won for Best Original Song for Glory in the civil rights movie Selma at Sunday’s Golden Globe Awards. Prince presented the award to Common and Legend them during the 72nd annual ceremony at the Beverly Hilton.

During Common’s speech, he thanked director Ava DuVernay and producer Oprah Winfrey.

Selma has awakened my humanity,” Common said, who also stars in the film. “We look to the future and we want to create a better world. Now is our time to change the world. Selma is now.”

Common and John Legend

John Legend added, “I’m so honored to be a part of this amazing film that honors such amazing people that did great work and is so connected to what’s happening right now. We still are in solidarity with those that are out there fighting for justice right now and we’re so grateful to write this song hopefully as an inspiration to them.”

Common and Legend beat out Lana Del Rey’s Big Eyes from Tim Burton’s movie of the same name, Lorde’s Yellow Flicker Beat from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, Sia’s Opportunity from Annie, and Kronos Quartet and Patti Smith’s Mercy Is from Noah.

Listen to Glory below.

Photos via Golden Globes/Ellen Von Unwerth


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