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Janelle Monáe Will Perform at the Oscars

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The 2020 Oscars ceremony just got a bit more exciting. The Academy announced today that Janelle Monáe will be performing at the awards on February 9.

We don’t yet know what Monáe, a singer and actress who starred alongside Best Actress–nominated Cynthia Erivo in Kasi Lemmons’s Harriet, will perform. There will also be a special performance from Grammy queen Billie Eilish, as well as performances of all of the Best Original Song nominees, including “(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again” from Rocketman, performed by Elton John, and Frozen’sInto the Unknown,” performed by Idina Menzel and Aurora.

Monáe is one of the handful of acts in the Oscars’ second year of running a hostless ceremony. There’s also a Kobe Bryant tribute planned (the late Lakers player won an Animated Short Oscar in 2018 for Dear Basketball) and a list of 32 presenters, including Olivia Colman, Timothée Chalamet, and Kelly Marie Tran.

The 92nd Academy Awards will be on ABC this Sunday, February 9, 2020, at 5 p.m. PT, 8 p.m. ET.

Janelle Monáe Will Perform at the Oscars