Blige, the first person to be nominated for acting and composing in the same year, will be performing her song "Mighty River", which she co-wrote with Raphael Saadiq and Taura Stinson.
The nominees for Best Original Song should always perform because it's a nice way to break up the evening and add a little theatricality into a night that can be fairly staid and the biggest thing that happens is the host passing out food to the biggest celebrities.
Show producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd shared the list. The song is from "Mudbound", the film that also earned her a Best Supporting Actress nomination. "It's a privilege to welcome them to the 90th Oscars stage".
Gael García Bernal, Natalia Lafourcade, and Miguel are set to perform "Remember Me" from Coco, which features music and lyric by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez. Day is a three-time Grammy Award nominee.
The 90th Oscars, which will air March 4, announced its lineup of performers Friday morning (February 23), and the roster could double as its own mini-festival.
If Sufjan Stevens, the quietly prolific indie singer-songwriter who put teenage ennui to song in Call Me By Your Name, doesn't have you sobbing, then Keala Settle's powerhouse performance of the anthemic "This Is Me" from The Greatest Showman sure will. A prolific artist whose career spans almost 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.