The Weeknd Brings 'Fifty Shades' S&M to the Oscars Stage

by Sophie Schillaci 9:10 PM PST, February 28, 2016
Playing The Weeknd Brings 'Fifty Shades' S&M to the Oscars Stage

The Weeknd spiced things up with a little bit of S&M at the Oscars.

The singer performed his nominated hit single, "Earned It," from the Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack, during Sunday's awards ceremony, surrounded by chandeliers, candles and lingerie-clad dancers.

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While similar in theme, the live performance was noticeably toned down from the song's official music video, which featured the film's star, Dakota Johnson, tied up and dangling upside-down from the ceiling.

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"Earned It" was nominated for Best Original Song alongside offerings from Lady Gaga and Sam Smith, among others.Ultimately, Smith's Spectre theme, "Writing's On The Wall," took home the top prize.

The Weeknd is no stranger to boundary-pushing companion visuals. See his bloody, NSFW music video -- starring girlfriend Bella Hadid as a stripper assassin -- for "In the Night," below.