|Single by Common and John Legend|
|from the album Selma soundtrack|
|Released||December 11, 2014|
|John Legend singles chronology|
|Common singles chronology|
"Glory" is a song by American rapper Common and American singer John Legend. It was written by John Legend, Common, and Rhymefest. The song was released on December 11, 2014, by Columbia Records as the theme song from the 2014 film Selma, which portrays the 1965 Selma to Montgomery marches. Common also co-starred in the film as Civil Rights Movement leader James Bevel.
Commercially, the song peaked at number 49 on the US Billboard Hot 100. A music video for the song was directed by Paramount Pictures and was released on January 12, 2015. The song won the award for Best Original Song at the 87th Academy Awards (2015) and the 72nd Golden Globe Awards (2015), as well as the award for Best Song Written for Visual Media at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards (2016).
|2014||African-American Film Critics Association||Best Music||Won|
|Denver Film Critics Society||Best Original Song||Nominated|
|2015||Academy Awards||Best Original Song||Won|
|BET Awards||Best Collaboration||Won|
|Video of the Year||Nominated|
|Black Reel Awards||Outstanding Original Song||Won|
|Critics' Choice Movie Awards||Best Song||Won|
|Georgia Film Critics Association||Best Original Song||Won|
|Golden Globe Award||Best Original Song||Won|
|Houston Film Critics Society||Best Original Song||Nominated|
|Iowa Film Critics||Best Song||Runner-Up|
|2016||Grammy Award||Best Song Written for Visual Media||Won|
|Best Rap Song||Nominated|
|Best Rap/Sung Collaboration||Nominated|
The music video was directed by Paramount Pictures. It was put on Common's official Vevo account on January 12, 2015. The video stars Legend and Common. The video, which includes footage from the film, begins with Legend playing the piano and then singing, with Common rapping in a different location.
"Glory" was performed by Legend and Common on the American morning television show Good Morning America on January 5, 2015.
On February 8, 2015, the duo performed the song as culmination to the 57th Annual Grammy Awards ceremonies held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.
Legend and Common performed "Glory" during the 87th Academy Awards show on February 22, 2015 using a stage-setting of Selma's Edmund Pettus Bridge. The song won the Oscar for Best Original Song.
In October 2015, Common surprised a student choir in Compton, California with a live performance of "Glory" in support of My Brother's Keeper Challenge. The promotion was run by Omaze, a private internet company that raises funds for charity through online auctions and merchandise sales.
A year later on October 26, 2016, Common performed the song with Yolanda Adams at the White House on the South Lawn for BET Presents: Love and Happiness: An Obama Celebration.
It was performed by Legend and Common, backed by a choir, at the 2020 Democratic National Convention. They also played it during a Joe Biden rally at Pennsylvania, a day before the 2020 United States presidential election.
"Glory" debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at number 92. It became Common's fourth charted song of his own, and peaked at number 49.
|Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)||47|
|Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)||74|
|Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)||40|
|Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)||38|
|UK Singles (OCC)||62|
|US Billboard Hot 100||49|
|US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)||18|
|United States||December 11, 2014||Digital download|||