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Brit Phenom Rita Ora To Perform At The Oscars®


LOS ANGELES, CA – Singer, songwriter and actress Rita Ora will perform the
Oscar®-nominated song “Grateful” at the 87th Oscars, show producers Craig Zadan
and Neil Meron announced today. The Oscars, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, will
air on Sunday, February 22, live on ABC.

“International recording artist,
Rita Ora, will make her Oscar stage debut this year. The mixture of her
incredible voice and glamour makes a perfect combination for our show” says
Zadan and Meron.

“Grateful,” written by Diane Warren for the film “Beyond
the Lights,” is nominated for Original Song. This marks Warren’s seventh Oscar
nomination in the category. The four other nominated songs are “Everything Is
Awesome” from “The Lego Movie,” “Glory” from “Selma,” “I’m Not Gonna Miss You”
from “Glen Campbell…I’ll Be Me” and “Lost Stars” from “Begin

Ora dominated the U.K. charts with her first and certified
platinum album “Ora” (2012), which included the number one singles “R.I.P.,”
“How We Do (Party)” and “Hot Right Now.” Currently featured on the smash single
“Black Widow,” with fellow superstar Iggy Azalea, Ora is readying her second
full-length album, to be released this spring.  She will appear in a number of
upcoming films, including the highly anticipated “50 Shades of Grey” and Jake
Gyllenhaal’s “Southpaw” to be released in July.

The 87th Oscars will be
held on Sunday, February 22, 2015, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood &
Highland Center® in Hollywood, and will be televised live on the ABC Television
Network at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT. The Oscars, produced by Zadan and Meron, also
will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

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