The Grammys announced this AM that Lady Gaga will be performing at the ceremony this year in David Bowie‘s honor. Longtime Bowie collaborator, Grammy winner Nile Rodgers, will music direct her performance. Grammys executive producer Ken Ehrlich said in a statement.
“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. So I reached out to Nile and, before long, we were on our way to creating what we believe will not only make a great Grammy moment, but one befitting of David.”
Lady Gaga talked about Bowie’s influence on her work on The Hollywood Reporter‘s Awards Show Chatter podcast in an interview published just two days before his death,
“When I fell in love with David Bowie, when I was living on the Lower East Side, I always felt that his glamor was something he was using to express a message to people that was very healing for their souls. He is a true, true artist.”
Gaga also posted a tribute to Bowie’s Ashes to Ashes makeup look on her Instagram after news of his death broke. Do you think she’s the right artist to pay tribute to Bowie’s legend? Tell us on Facebook.