21 Famous Singers Who Won An Academy Award

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Common & John Legend


In 2014, Common and John Legend teamed up to create “Glory,” a powerful song about inequality that would also serve as the theme song for Selma. After the duo performed the song at the 87th Academy Awards, “Glory” went on to win the award for Best Original Song – but that’s just one award of many. The hit single also got the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song, a Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Song, the BET Award for Best Collaboration, and the Grammy for Best Song Written for Visual Media.

Regarding the writing process for the song, John said: “I wanted to write a chorus and music around that idea of glory and, my thoughts were that the song should sound triumphant but also realize that there’s more work to do.”

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