Watch: Common & John Legend Debut Official Video for Selma’s “Glory”
The visual blends riveting scenes from Ava DuVernay‘s Selma with Common and John performing the song alone on stage.
“Glory” took home the 2015 Golden Globe for Best Original Song on Sunday, January 11, 2015.
Based on the 1965 Selma to Montgomery voting rights marches, the historical drama premiered at the American Film Institute Festival on November 11, 2014.
The film was given a limited U.S. release on December 25, 2014, and expanded into wide theatrical release on January 9, 2015. It has so far earned $14.4 million at the box office.
In addition to Best Song, Selma had three Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Motion Picture – Drama, Best Director, and Best Actor.
Common co-stars in Selma as James Bevel alongside David Oyelowo as Martin Luther King, Jr., Carmen Ejogo as Coretta Scott King, Tim Roth as George Wallace, Lorraine Toussaint as Amelia Boynton Robinson, Giovanni Ribisi as Lee C. White, Omar Dorsey as James Orange, Andre Holland as Andrew Young, Niecy Nash as Richie Jean Jackson, Colman Domingo as Ralph Abernathy, Wendell Pierce as Hosea Williams, Tessa Thompson as Diane Nash, Keith Stanfield as Jimmie Lee Jackson, Stephan James as John Lewis, Alessandro Nivola as John Doar, Cuba Gooding, Jr. as Fred Gray, Tom Wilkinson as Lyndon B. Johnson, and Oprah Winfrey as Annie Lee Cooper.
Co-produced by Plan B Entertainment, Cloud Eight Films and Harpo Productions, Selma is distributed in the United States and Canada by Paramount Pictures.
Enjoy the video for “Glory” above and see Selma in theaters nationwide.