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Hip-Hop Artist & Actor
A musician and actor, Common rose to prominence as one of hip-hop’s most poetic and respected lyricists. He continues to break down barriers with a multitude of critically acclaimed, diverse roles. He and John Legend won the 2015 Best Original Song in a Motion Picture Oscar for the song “Glory” from *Selma*. Common has also recorded 10 studio albums and garnered multiple Grammy Awards. His most recent album “Nobody’s Smiling” debuted at no. 1 on Billboard’s top R&B/hip-hop chart and was nominated for a 2015 Grammy Award for Best Rap Album.