Adele will perform “Skyfall” at the upcoming Academy Awards on February 24 after the British chart topper was confirmed for the Oscars on Wednesday.
Fresh off her Golden Globe win for Best Original Song, Adele will sing the theme song for the recent James Bond film Skyfall, which has now become the most lucrative Bond movie of all time with over $1 billion at the worldwide box office.
Early on Wednesday morning, the Academy confirmed Adele as an Oscar performer via Twitter:
Best 4 Words Ever:Adele Performing At#Oscars.(You know you wanna RT.)
— The Academy (@TheAcademy) January 23, 2013
Adele’s Oscar performance will be part of the Academy’s tribute to the 50th Anniversary of the James Bond film franchise.
Co-written by Adele and and Paul Epworth, the “Skyfall” theme has been nominated for the Best Original Song at the 2013 Oscars. “Skyfall” is the first Bond theme to receive an Academy Award nomination since 1982’s “For Your Eyes Only” by Sheena Easton.
In the Best Original Song category, “Skyfall” is up against “Before My Time” from Chasing Ice, “Everybody Needs a Best Friend” from Ted, “Pi’s Lullaby” from Life of Pi, and “Suddenly” from Les Misérables.
The 85th Academy Awards will be held on February 24, 2013 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.