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20 Musicians You Didn’t Know Won Oscars

20 Musicians You Didn’t Know Won Oscars February 25, 2014

20 Musicians You Didn't Know Won Oscars

Eminem - Best Original Song, “8 Mile”

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Em’ lost himself in the music, and the moment, and he never let his Oscar go.

Jennifer Hudson - Best Supporting Actress, “Dreamgirls”

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Hudson surprised the world by winning an award for acting in “Dreamgirls.”

Bret McKenzie - Best Original Song, “The Muppets”

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The Flight of the Concords star crooned his way to an Oscar for his song, “Man or Muppet.”

Three Six Mafia - Best Original Song, “Hustle and Flow”

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Juicy J and his posse of bad boys were unlikely winners for Best Original Song.

Giorgio Moroder - Best Original Song, “Top Gun”

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The Italian disco pioneer also won Oscars for Best Original Score for “Midnight Express” in 1978 and Best Song for “Flashdance” in 1983.

Isaac Hayes - Best Original Song, “Shaft”

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Shut yo’ mouth! You better be talking about…

Whoopi Goldberg – Best Supporting Actress, “Ghost” (EGOT)

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Whoopi Goldberg, though not often considered a singer, has an EGOT: An Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony.

The Beatles – Best Original Song Score, “Let It Be”

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The clever scousers decided to make a movie about their album, and the album won an Oscar.

Prince – Best Original Song Score, “Purple Rain”

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This movie made everybody cry and then Prince won an Oscar.

Elton John - Best Original Song, “Lion King”

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HAAAAAAATEBANYAAAAAAAA…

Melissa Etheridge - Best Original Song, “An Inconvenient Truth”

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Etheridge’s award for the song, “I Need to Wake Up,” was the first time a documentary won the Best Song category.

Adele - Best Original Song, “Skyfall”

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Adele cried on-stage when she won this award.

Annie Lennox - Best Original Song, “Lord of the Rings”

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The "Sweet Dreams" singer sang her way into history amongst hobbits and orcs.

Cher, Best Actress, “Moonstruck”

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Cher received a standing ovation when she won Best Actress for her work in “Moonstruck.”

Bruce Springsteen - Best Original Song, “Philadelphia”

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The Boss thoroughly depressed everybody with a song for this thoroughly depressing movie.

Lionel Richie - Best Original Song, “White Nights”

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Jerry curls galore graced the Oscar stage when Lionel Richie won Best Original Song.

Stevie Wonder - Best Original Song, “The Woman in Red”

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Stevie Wonder should just win every award ever because he's rad.

Karen O - Nominated for Best Original Song, “Her”

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Will the Yeah Yeah Yeahs singer graduate from rolling around on the floor to Oscar glory this year?

Pharrell Williams - Nominated for Best Original Song, “Despicable Me 2”

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Pharrell has been everywhere this year. Does he even have space on his fireplace for this?

U2 - Nominated for Best Original Song, “Mandela”

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Nobody cares about U2. Sorry.