Lady Gaga To Perform A David Bowie Tribute At The 2016 Grammys
UPDATE: Lady Gaga will also sing the National Anthem at Super Bowl 50, which was confirmed by the NFL. You can catch the singer’s opening at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, CA, where the Carolina Panthers will play the Denver Broncos this Sunday (February 7). Coldplay will perform at the halftime show.
After David Bowie‘s passing last month, it was inevitable that the 2016 Grammys would organize a special tribute for the late icon. They have booked none other than Lady Gaga (who was one of the many stars who paid respect after his death) to lead the tribute.
The choice is a perfect fit, as like many artists, Mother Monster was inspired by Bowie’s style and music. “We had already booked Lady Gaga on this year’s show, but when David passed – almost in a single moment – we knew we had to change direction. We immediately spoke and agreed that she should be the one to honor David. She’s perfect for it,” Grammys executive producer Ken Ehrlich said.
Along with Gaga, Nile Rodgers (a friend of the icon who produced his 1983’s Let’s Dance album) will serve as the tribute’s musical director. Bowie will also be a posthumous Lifetime Achievement Award recipient.
Other scheduled Grammys performers include Tori Kelly, Ellie Goulding, Kendrick Lamar, Adele, The Weeknd, Justin Bieber, Pitbull and more.
Look out for the 2016 Grammys, hosted by LL Cool J, live from Los Angeles’ Staples Center on February 15 at 8 p.m. EST.