Common and Andra Day delivered a powerful message of action and unity during their performance at the 2018 Oscars. After being announced by Dave Chappelle (see below), the rapper and singer performed their Academy Award-nominated anthem “Stand Up For Something” from the film "Marshall." Punctuated by soaring vocals from Day, Common touched on a number of issues facing the country including immigration, gun violence and women’s rights.
The duo was also joined onstage by 10 activists who “work, sacrifice and have fought through their personal pain to make the world a better place,” Day said in a statement according to Pitchfork. Of course, the performance received a well-deserved standing ovation.
“Stand Up For Something” picked up an Oscar nomination for Best Original Song. Although Coco’s “Remember Me” won the Oscar, Common and Day’s performance may have stolen the show. You can watch Common and Andra Day perform “Stand Up For Something” at the 2018 Oscars above and be sure to check out the rest of our Oscars coverage here.