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The Oscar went to 'Coco,' but Mary J. Blige had the winning performance

Listen closely, future Academy Awards performers: Do. Not. Let. Mary J. Blige. Sing. Before. You.

One of pop music's most deeply committed performers, the veteran R&B artist almost always operates at 110 percent. And on Sunday's Oscars telecast, where she gave the first of the night's performances of the tunes nominated for original song, Blige made the acts that

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