Mary J. Blige and Common have been tapped to perform at the 2018 Academy Awards, which takes place next month.
The two Grammy-winning artists are on a star-studded list performers that includes Andra Day, Miguel, Sufjan Stevens and others. All the aforementioned artists will perform this year’s nominated songs.
Blige will sing her Oscar-nominated tune “Mighty River” from Mudbound. The veteran singer is also nominated for best supporting actress. She is the first person to be nominated for both a performance and original song in the same year.
Common will partner with Andra Day to perform his Oscar-nominated song “Stand Up for Something” from the Chadwick Boseman film Marshall. If Common wins the best original song trophy it will be his second following his win for “Glory” with John Legend from Selma.
Finally, Miguel will perform alongside Bernal and Lafourcade the Oscar-nominated song “Remember Me” from Coco, which is nominated for best animated movie.
“We’re excited to have these talented artists showcase the powerful contribution music makes to filmmaking,” said Oscars show producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd ( Variety). “It’s a privilege to welcome them to the 90th Oscars stage.”
The 90th annual Academy Awards, hosted again by Jimmy Kimmel, will air live from Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on March 4 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.
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