Common and John Legend have officially been added to the list of performers for the upcoming 87th Annual Academy Awards. Craig Zadan and Neil Meron who will produce the event announced on Tuesday, January 27 that the two stars would perform “Glory” which they recorded for “Selma“.
“Common and John Legend are artists who have always lifted our spirits and made us think,” said Zadan and Meron. “The Oscar stage is that much more profound because of their presence and we welcome them.”
“I’m humbled and blessed to announce that @TheAcademy invited me & @johnlegend to perform at the #Oscars on Feb. 22nd!” Common shared the news with his fans on Twitter. His collaborator wrote on his own Twitter account, “I’m so honored to announce that @TheAcademy invited me and @common to perform at the #Oscars on Feb. 22nd!”
The two join previously-announced Oscar performer Adam Levine. The Maroon 5 frontman will sing the “Begin Again” track “Lost Stars” which is nominated alongside “Glory” in the Best Original Song category.