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94th Academy Awards Announce First Round Of Music Performances

In preparation for the 94th annual Academy Awards, the show’s producers have announced a handful of musical guests set for the March 27 ceremony.

Including an unlikely all-star band, the Oscars music director Adam Blackstone will oversee an ensemble featuring Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker, renowned jazz pianist Robert Glasper, and Prince percussionist Sheila E.

In a role similar to Questlove’s position during the 2021 Academy Awards, DJ D-Nice will spin discs during the telecast, as well pre-show and post-awards celebrations. Also included in for this month’s ceremony is the Samples, a vocal group led by Kanye’s Sunday Service choirmaster Jason White.

Oscars producers will announce additional musical guests and performances leading up to the late-March event that will include Best Original Song nominees Billie Eilish and Finneas (for “No Time to Die”), Beyoncé (for “Be Alive” from King Richard), Sebastian Yatra (for the Lin-Manuel Miranda-penned “Dos Oruguitas” from Encanto), Van Morrison (for “Down to Joy” from Belfast), and Reba McEntire (for the Diane Warren-penned “Somehow You Do”).

This year’s show will be hosted by Amy Schumer, Regina Hall, and Wanda Sykes.

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Author: Saul Goode

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