LOS ANGELES "Elton John is one of the most inspirational musicians and
philanthropists in this industry for me," Blige said in a
statement Tuesday. "I respect him with all my heart, and it is
truly a pleasure to be performing with him on such an important
night as we look to raise awareness and vital funds for the fight
John's annual Oscar party has raised more than $15 million over
the past 15 years. Blige's AIDS-awareness efforts date back to
2000, when she worked with MAC Cosmetics on its Viva Glam
The "queen of hip-hop soul" has also worked with John before.
He played piano on her single "Deep Inside." No word yet on what
song the two will perform at the Oscar party.
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