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Watch The Weeknd’s Performance of ‘Earned It’ From Fifty Shades of Grey at the Oscars

Screen-Shot-2016-02-28-at-10.23.34-PM-650x430Although the film Fifty Shades of Grey is not one that you might associate with the Academy Awards, The Weeknd performed the signature track from the lusty movie live at Sunday night’s Awards Show. The Weeknd’s hit song “Earned It” from the Fifty Shades soundtrack was one of the biggest hits of 2015, and his performance live at the Oscars Sunday did not disappoint. Comedian Kevin Hart introduced The Weeknd, which you can see in the below video:

The music video for the song, which features Fifty Shades actress Dakota Johnson with many of the film’s BDSM imagery, has racked up over 180 million views on YouTube. The song reached #3 on the Billboard Hot 100, and is nominated for Best Original Song at the Oscars. It also won the Grammy this year for Best R&B performance, and Rolling Stone named it #39 on 2015’s top 50 songs.

Watch the performance of the track above from ABC.
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J.D. Durkin is the Senior Editor of Mediaite. You can follow him on Twitter @jiveDurkey.

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