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Watch The Weeknd Bring 'Earned It' to the 2016 Oscars

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The Weeknd performs onstage during the 88th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre on Feb. 28, 2016 in Hollywood, California. 

Best original song nominee The Weeknd crooned his heart out on the Academy Award stage for a special rendition of his nominated track "Earned It."

The tuxedo-clad XO rep clutched the mic on a candlelit set while surrounded by a troupe of limber female dancers for his performance of the steamy Fifty Shades soundtrack standout. 

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"It can't get more surreal than this," he tweeted last month upon learning of his nomination. "Thank you for the recognition @TheAcademy . truly a proud moment."

Watch him sing "Earned It" below.

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