Video Video: Common & John Legend – ‘Glory’ Posted by Haley • January 13, 2015

After an emotional win at last night’s Golden Globe Awards, Common & John Legend debut the music video for ‘Glory,’ lead single off the soundtrack of critically-acclaimed movie, Selma.

The video premiered on VEVO on January 12 and it was directed by …

The smile yet powerful music video kicks off with John Legend playing the piano, it is shortly followed by images and scenery from the movie, Selma.

Common shows up later on in a suit and tie, spitting bars that should move you.

At the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards, ‘Glory’ received the award for ‘Best Original Song – Motion Picture.’ The big win was followed by a remarkable speech by actor and rapper Common:

I want to thank God and the Hollywood Foreign Press. The first day I stepped on the set of Selma, I began to think this was bigger than a movie. As I got to know people of the civil rights movement, I realized: I am the hopeful black woman who was denied her right to vote; I am the caring white supporter, killed on the front lines of freedom; I am the unarmed black kid who maybe needed a hand but was instead given a bullet; I am the two fallen police officers murdered in the line of duty. Selma has awakened my humanity. And I thank you Ava [DuVernay, the film’s director]. You are a superhero. You use the art to elevate us all — to bring us together.

Watch the music video for ‘Glory’ below!

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