Common and John Legend Snag “Best Original Song” Win at Golden Globes!

Jan 12, 2015 | G-BLOG | 0 comments

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The Golden Globe for Best Original Song was awarded to John Legend and Common for their song “Glory” from the film “Selma last night. In a powerful and tear-jerking speech, the legendary rapper began by thanking God and the Hollywood Foreign Press.

 

“The first day I stepped on the set of ‘Selma’ I began to feel like this was bigger than a movie,” Common continued. “As I got to know the 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 instead was given a bullet. I am the two fallen police officers murdered in the line of duty. ‘Selma’ has awakened my humanity.”

 

This is John Legend and Common’s first nomination and win, beating out nominations such as Sia and Greg Kurstin’s “Opportunity” (from “Annie”), Patti Smith and Lenny Kaye’s “Mercy Is” and out Lorde’s “Yellow Flicker Beat” (from “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1”).

 

Click the video below to hear this award winning song!

 

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Source: billboard.com, huffingtonpost.com/Image: hotnewhiphop.com

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