Adele will perform at the Oscars, it has been confirmed.

The Grammy Award-winning singer will sing her powerful James Bond theme 'Skyfall' for the first time live.

The song, written with Paul Epworth, is nominated for Best Original Song at the 85th Academy Awards and is set to go up against songs from 'Chasing Ice', 'Ted', 'Life Of Pi' and 'Les Miserables' for the title.

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Adele at the Golden Globes recently

It is the first time a Bond film has received an Oscar nomination since 'For Your Eyes Only' in 1981.

A statement from the Academy, published on Showbiz 411, said:

Multi-platinum selling singer-songwriter Adele will perform the Oscar®-nominated theme song from the latest James Bond movie at the 85th Academy Awards®, the show’s producers announced today. 'Skyfall' from the film of the same name, was announced as a nominee for Original Song at the Academy’s Nominations Announcement on January 10...

“We have enormous respect for Adele’s unique artistry as a songwriter and a singer,” said Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, the producers of this year’s Academy Awards show. ”She is currently one of the most successful recording artists in the world, and we believe that her performance of ‘Skyfall’ will be an exciting Oscar moment for audiences watching at the Dolby Theatre™ and on television screens around the world.”

The 'Rolling In The Deep' singer has been keeping a low profile since she welcomed her first child last year, but recently returned to the spotlight at the Golden Globe Awards where she picked up a gong for Best Original Song in a Motion Picture.

MORE: Adele's reaction to her Oscar nomination

This year's Oscars will also feature a special tribute to James Bond to mark the character's 50th anniversary on the big screen.

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    Berenice Marlohe poses at the world premiere of "Skyfall" on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012 in London. (Photo by Stewart Wilson/Invision/AP)

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    Britain's Prince Charles, Prince of Wales (L) and Camila, Duchess of Cornwall (R), arrive to attend the royal world premiere of the new James Bond film 'Skyfall' at the Royal Albert Hall in London on October 23, 2012. AFP PHOTO / LEON NEAL (Photo credit should read LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Actress Naomie Harris poses at the world premiere of "Skyfall" on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012 in London. (Photo by Stewart Wilson/Invision/AP)

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    Judi Dench arrives at the world premiere of "Skyfall" on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012 in London. (Photo by Stewart Wilson/Invision/AP)

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    Samantha Bond arrives at the world premiere of "Skyfall" on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012 in London. (Photo by Stewart Wilson/Invision/AP)

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