Press Esc to close
Thursday 27 November 2014
News updated at 12:01 PM IST
Weather
Max: 0°C
Min : 0°C
In Bengaluru
Sunny day

Norah Jones to perform at Oscars

Los Angeles, Jan 28, 2013, (PTI) :

Grammy-award winner Norah Jones, the daughter of late sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar, will perform 'Everybody Needs a Best Friend' from "Ted" at the Oscars award next month.

The song with music by Walter Murphy and lyrics by Seth MacFarlane, is nominated for an Original Song Oscar.

Jones, 33, will be performing on an Oscar show for the first time.


"I had such a great time recording this song with Seth, and was thrilled to find out that it was nominated for an Oscar. Getting to perform it at such a prestigious event, which my friend is hosting, is a once in a lifetime opportunity," Jones said in a statement.

Oscar show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron said they were "big admirers of Norah's singing".

"...she will help celebrate the unique circumstance of having an Oscar host who is also nominated for Best Original Song."

Jones emerged on the world stage with the 2002 release of her debut "Come Away With Me" which sold more than 10 million copies and earned her five Grammy Awards.

Since then, Jones has released a series of critically acclaimed and commercially successful solo albums like "Feels Like Home", "Not Too Late", "The Fall", and "Little Broken Hearts".

Jones's songs have been featured many times on motion picture soundtracks, and she made her feature film acting debut in "My Blueberry Nights" in 2007.

The Academy Awards will take place on February 24 at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center.

The ceremony will be hosted by MacFarlane.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
It is business as usual in Leopold Cafe on the eve of the anniversary ...

It is business as usual in Leopold Cafe on the eve of the anniversary ...

England's captain Alastair Cook (R) talks with his teammate Ravi Bopara...

England's captain Alastair Cook (R) talks with his teammate Ravi Bopara...

Models pose with a car during the inauguration of the Lamborghini showroom...

Models pose with a car during the inauguration of the Lamborghini showroom...

Women from the Delhi police force, undergo martial arts training...

Women from the Delhi police force, undergo martial arts training...

Indian tennis player Sania Mirza blows whistle to joins campaign...

Indian tennis player Sania Mirza blows whistle to joins campaign...

Children rights activist Baburaj, Good Sheperd High School headmistress ...

Children rights activist Baburaj, Good Sheperd High School headmistress ...

A Sun Bird sits on a branch of Jacaranda flower tree...

A Sun Bird sits on a branch of Jacaranda flower tree...

BJP MP'S meeting in Parliament house...

BJP MP'S meeting in Parliament house...

Bipasha Basu and Milind Soman at Pinkathon announcement

Bipasha Basu and Milind Soman at Pinkathon announcement

Modi with BJP leaders at an election rally in Jharkhand

Modi with BJP leaders at an election rally in Jharkhand

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523