Common has had a stellar year with the release of his album Nobody’s Smiling and his role in Selma. But now the veteran Chicago rapper has a new reason to smile. The 2015 Academy Awards are right around the corner and this week they revealed their nominees. Common and John Legend were both nominated for a Golden Globe for their single “Glory,” which appears on the soundtrack for Selma.
In the song, Common touches on tragedy in Ferguson, MO and links it to the movement that happened in Selma. The film starring Common and Oprah Winfrey also received three other nominations including Best Director. Congratulations to both Common and Legend. Check out their song “Glory” here.