Beyonce Will Take Grammys to Church with Common, John Legend

Marc Hogan

By Marc Hogan

Lead News Writer
on 02.05.15 in News

Beyoncé will be returning to the Grammys stage. A year after celebrating her then-new 2012 self-titled album with Jay Z for “Drunk in Love,” Queen Bey is set to perform again at the 57th annual Grammys. She’ll sing a gospel standard to introduce Common and John Legend‘s Selma civil rights anthem “Glory,” as Us Weekly reports.

“We do have an incredible introduction to our performance,” Common said. “A segue into our song ‘Glory,’ as a tribute to Selma, being done by the great Beyoncé. That’s one of the greatest talents you can have, helping us segue into it. To co-create a performance with someone like her. It’s good.”

She’ll sing Martin Luther King Jr.’s favorite gospel song, “Take My Hand, Precious Lord.” In the movie, gospel legend and civil rights activist Mahalia Jackson (played by vocalist Ledisi) sings it to King on a late-night phone call when he asks her to share “the Lord’s voice” with him.

“Glory” won a Golden Globe and is nominated for an Oscar for Best Original Song. The long list of 2015 Grammys performers includes Kanye West, Beck, Madonna, AC/DC and Miranda Lambert. The Grammys take place on Sunday, February 8, at p.m. EST.

Listen to “Glory” and Jackson’s “Take My Hand, Precious Lord” below.