The Holy Spirit entered the Staples Center tonight as Beyonce, Common and John Legend closed out the 57th annual Grammy Awards with a “Selma” tribute that included “Precious Lord” and “Glory”. Watch their performances…
Beyonce attended the 57th annual Grammys in a plunging floor-length custom Proenza Schouler gown. She and her amazing gown made a trip to the podium to accept the Grammy for Best R&B Performance Beyoncé Featuring Jay Z – “Drunk In Love” AND Best R&B Song Beyoncé Featuring Jay Z – “Drunk In Love”. She also picked up Best Surround Sound Album Beyoncé.
Later, Bey changed into an angelic white gown to pay tribute to Selma with her version of Mahalia Jackson’s “Precious Lord.” She was backed by a choir of men who lifted their hands to God while sending the message that #BlackLivesMatter.
And about that controversy surrounding Beyonce performing this song instead of Ledisi, who performed it beautifully in the Selma movie…Ledisi told ET that she’s happy that a new generation will now know the song because of Beyonce’s performance, and Ledisi said she still feels like a part of history.
John Legend also revealed to ET that Beyonce approached him to do an intro for him and Common. And so….she became the performer of the song.
“We were actually approached by Beyonce. She wanted to do an intro to our performance and introduce us. You don’t really say no to Beyonce if she asks to perform with you.”
Check out her rendidtion below:
Then Common and John Legend performed their Golden Globe winning song “Glory”:
Photos via AFP Entertainment