Watch: The Weeknd Wails ‘Earned It’ At #Oscars2016

Published: Sunday 28th Feb 2016 by Rashad
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Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye took to the 88th annual Academy Awards tonight to lend a stirring rendition of his nominated hit ‘Earned It’ (found on the ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ official soundtrack).

Up for ‘Best Original Song’ at the Chris Rock-hosted affair, tuck in below to hear him wail the fan favorite after the jump:

Performance starts at 1:50

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  1. Jamie February 28, 2016

    He cannot sing. Beyond overrated!

    • monarc087 February 29, 2016

      He was HORRIBLE. He dodged the note at the beginning and it was downhill from there.

      Dude is great on record but LIVE he’s worst than Drake singing.

      • Jamie February 29, 2016

        Yes he did dodge that note–Dodged it like a student not ready for a final.

  2. Cough Cough February 28, 2016

    And this is what the youngest generation is into. He is is to “The Dream” as Future is to T.Pain….. Good writes but horrible singer/performer. Can he go away already.

  3. yesterday was a difficult lie because it’s you And you boy unpillow February 28, 2016


  4. Rosie February 28, 2016

    This DID deserve it over Writings On The Wall, which is considered one of the worst Bond themes of all time.
    Poor Gaga stans though. They really thought.

    • Kii February 29, 2016

      Let’s be honest sis you’re a bit relieved that those predictions did not come true. I bet you weren’t ready for those “my fave has an Oscar” drags if she won??

    • JOHNVIDAL February 29, 2016

      You are so damn pressed LOL Being nominated for her first song for a film ever and being the favorite before the ceremony is more than enough. Not to mention being the best performer of the night once again. Lady Gaga´s talent kills you. Sad thing is there shouldn´t be any reason for that. I doubt she has done anything to you? 🙂

  5. Coolness February 29, 2016

    I think The Weeknd sounded like the recorded version of the song for the most part. However, his tone is an acquired taste because he always sings at the top of his range and when there’s not a lot of power behind it, it comes across as very whiny.

  6. Theman February 29, 2016

    This performance was actually really good! It sounded like the actual record.

  7. #JACKIE February 29, 2016

    He SLAYED.

    • Jamie February 29, 2016


    • TEA February 29, 2016

      Wow, Jackie’s being positive. Alright now Jackie, more of this, I can actually see your halo.

  8. Really February 29, 2016

    Sorry but this is was terrible.he is def a studio singer which is not Always a bad thing being that he sells records that are actually good, but I could not get through his entire performance nor would I want to

  9. #BeyHiveLOVER February 29, 2016

    Ooh no. I gave him a chance at the Nit Awards but damn, he aint no live vocalist. Sounds like a drowning chipmunk but he got some great hits that he should rather keep in the studio.

  10. #BeyHiveLOVER February 29, 2016

    *Brit Awards

  11. What now February 29, 2016

    He’s bae, but live singing is not really his thing. It’s ok though. He’s still an amazing artist.

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