The 57th Annual Grammy Awards have some pretty impressive performances in store from Kanye West to AC/DC. However, audiences should be prepared for a surprise appearance from Queen Beyonce herself.
Beyonce wasn’t on the official list of performers but Common let it leak to US Weekly that Bey will be singing the intro to his song “Glory” with John Legend. According to Common, Beyonce is going to kick-off the performance with a rendition of “Take My Hand Precious Lord” — a gospel tune made famous by Mahalia Jackson, who was Martin Luther King’s favorite gospel singer. The song was sung at the late reverend’s funeral and makes a great tie in since “Glory” is Common’s and John Legend’s Oscar nominated song from the “Selma” soundtrack.
“We do have an incredible introduction to our performance,” Common tells Us Weekly. “A segue into our song ‘Glory,’ as a tribute to ‘Selma,’ being done by the great Beyonce. 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.”
The tone of this performance is undoubtedly going to be a bit more somber than Beyonce’s 2014 Grammy performance. She kicked off the 56th Annual Grammy Awards with a showstopping, sexy-chair featuring rendition of her hit “Drunk in Love” with hubby Jay-Z, showing how things out to be done right off the top.
Need a little reminder of what it looks like when Beyonce owns a stage? Check out her 2014 Grammy performance below.