Pharrell Williams to perform at the Oscars

Recording artist Pharrell Williams performs onstage during "The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute To The Beatles" at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Jan. 27, 2014, in Los Angeles. Kevin Winter/Getty Images for NARAS

Pharrell Williams will be taking the stage at next month's Oscars.

Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced Tuesday that the singer-songwriter-producer will perform his nominated song "Happy" during the telecast.

Williams wrote and produced "Happy" for the animated film "Despicable Me 2." It's nominated for best original song, along with "Let It Go" from "Frozen" (performed in the film by Idina Menzel), U2's "Ordinary Love" from "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" and "Moon Song" from "Her," by Karen O. (A fourth song, "Alone Yet Not Alone," had its nomination rescinded last week.)

Williams has won seven Grammy Awards, including two for producer of the year. He collaborated on two of last year’s big hits, co-writing and producing Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" and co-writing and singing on Daft Punk's Grammy-winning "Get Lucky."

The 86th Academy Awards will be handed out March 2, in a ceremony hosted by Ellen DeGeneres.

  • Jessica Derschowitz



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