Monday, 9 February 2015

Beyoncé, John Legend and Common Close Out the 2015 Grammys With Heavenly Performance of Selma Songs

Beyoncé's 2015 Grammys performance was a huge departure from last year's skin-heavy, sexed-up version of "Drunk In Love."

Gwyneth Paltrow, donning a red sparkly mini dress, took the stage to present her "beautiful" BFF--because why not, right?

Blue Ivy's mama was dressed like an angel and closed the awards ceremony with a soulful rendition of Rev. Thomas A. Dorsey's gospel track, "Take My Hand, Precious Lord"--which her mother Tina Knowles once sang to her (according to Gwyneth!).

Now you may be asking yourself why the self-proclaimed diva chose to sing that particular song? Well, here's a bit of background that may answer that very question...

"Take My Hand, Precious Lord" was said to be one of Martin Luther King Jr.'s favorite songs and the great civil rights leader reportedly requested that it be performed at his funeral.

Many famous singers in the past have tried their hand at covering the song, including Aretha Franklin and Elvis Presley. So it's safe to say that Beyoncé is in some pretty good company!

The track lead into Common and John Legend singing their Golden Globe-winning duet for Selma, entitled "Glory."

The emotional track closed out the 57th Annual Grammy Awards and brought the house to their feet for one last time this evening.


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