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Mary J. Blige, Andra Day, Miguel, Common to Perform at 90th Oscars

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(L-R) Mary J. Blige, Andra Day, Common and Miguel (Getty Images)
(L-R) Mary J. Blige, Andra Day, Common and Miguel

*Mary J. Blige, Andra Day, Miguel and Oscar winner Common are among the talent set to perform this year’s nominated songs at the 90th Oscars ceremony, show producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd announced today.

Blige will perform “Mighty River” from “Mudbound,” the Oscar-nominated song she co-wrote with Raphael Saadiq and Taura Stinson. Blige is also Oscar-nominated this year for Actress in a Supporting Role for “Mudbound.” She is the first person to be nominated for both a performance and Original Song in the same year. Additionally, she has won nine Grammy Awards, having been nominated 31 times.

Common and Andra Day will perform his Oscar-nominated song “Stand Up For Something” from “Marshall”; music by Diane Warren, lyric by Lonnie R. Lynn (Common) and Diane Warren. Common won an Oscar with John Stephens (John Legend), for Original Song for “Glory” from the film “Selma” (2014). He has received 20 Grammy Award nominations and has won three times. His recent acting credits include “John Wick: Chapter 2” (2017) and “Selma.” Day is a three-time Grammy Award nominee. Her acting credits include “Marshall” and “Cars 3” (2017).

Miguel will join Gael García Bernal and Natalia Lafourcade to perform the Oscar-nominated song “Remember Me” from “Coco,” music and lyric by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez. Miguel won a Grammy in 2013 for his song “Adorn,” and has been nominated an additional 10 times. He and Lafourcade teamed to record the end-credit version of “Remember Me,” with Miguel and Steve Mostyn producing.

“We’re excited to have these talented artists showcase the powerful contribution music makes to filmmaking,” said De Luca and Todd. “It’s a privilege to welcome them to the 90th Oscars stage.”

Keala Settle and Sufjan Stevens will also sing best original song nominees at the ceremony, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel and airing live on Sunday, March 4, on ABC.

Settle will perform the Oscar-nominated song “This Is Me” from “The Greatest Showman,” music and lyric by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. Settle is a Tony Award®-nominated singer and actress. Her film credits include “The Greatest Showman” (2017) and “Ricki and the Flash” (2015).

Stevens will perform his Oscar-nominated song “Mystery of Love,” written for “Call Me by Your Name.” Stevens is a singer, songwriter and instrumentalist. A prolific artist whose career spans nearly 20 years and 11 albums, his work has been featured on the soundtracks for “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot” (2016), “Demolition” (2015) and the Oscar-winning film “Little Miss Sunshine” (2006), among others.

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