Lady Gaga to perform David Bowie tribute at Grammy Awards

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The singer-songwriter, Lady Gaga, will perform “an experimental tribute” to honor David Bowie at the Grammy Awards.

Lady Gaga has said that David Bowie was an inspiration of hers so it’s fitting for her to perform a tribute to him at the Grammys.

Lady GagaThe executive producer of the Grammys, Ken Ehrlich, said that:

“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,”.

The performance will be overseen by Chic’s Nile Rodgers, who was the producer of David Bowie’s hit album Let’s Dance.

The Recording Academy said, “The tribute will be a multi-sensory testament to the icon’s incredible artistry and a reflection of his limitless creativity,”.

Due to Lady Gaga being so influenced by the artist it only made sense for her to solo the tribute.

David Bowie, who sadly passed away on the 10th of January 2016, released his latest album, ‘Blackstar‘, just two days before his passing, on the 8th January 2016.

This album will be eligible for nominations at next years Grammys.

GagaBowieDuring his career, David Bowie was nominated for 10 Grammy Awards, winning one for ‘Best Video, Short Form’ for the 20-minute short film ‘Jazzin’ for Blue Jean‘ in 1985.

He was also awarded a ‘Grammy Lifetime Achievement’ in 2006 from the Recording Academy. The award is given to “performers who, during their lifetimes, have made creative contributions of outstanding artistic significance to the field of recording.”

The Grammy Awards are set to take place this year on the 15th of February.

Lady Gaga is one of the many performers that will appear on the night. She will be joined by Adele, Kendrick Lamar, James Bay, Ellie Goulding and Carrie Underwood.

A tribute act for him is also set to occur at the Brit Awards later this month on the 24th of February though details have not been finalised.