The pop star, who is nominated for six awards this year, will sing "Take My Hand Precious Lord" before being joined by Common and John Legend for their Oscar-nominated song "Glory" from Selma.
"That's one of the greatest talents you can have, helping us segue into ['Glory']," Common told Us Weekly. "To co-create a performance with someone like her. It's good."
Beyoncé's tribute to Selma will have a more serious tone than her sensuous performance of "Drunk in Love" with husband Jay Z last year. Kanye West, Katy Perry, Madonna, Sam Smith and Ariana Grande are also set to perform at the awards show on Feb. 8.