British singer, songwriter and actress Rita Ora has been tapped to perform Oscar-nominated song “Grateful” from film Beyond The Lights at the 87th Oscars. This is songwriter Diane Warren’s seventh nomination in the category. “Grateful” joins the four other nominated songs – “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 Again.
Ora dominated the UK 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 hit single “Black Widow,” with Iggy Azalea, Ora is readying her second full-length album, to be released this spring. She will next appear on the big screen in 50 Shades of Grey and Jake Gyllenhaal’s Southpaw to be released in July.
The 87th Oscars will air live on ABC on February 22.