Six-time Grammy Award winner Lady Gaga is set to pay tribute to the late David Bowie in a special performance at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards.
Bowie (Space Oddity, Let’s Dance) passed away last month after a long, strenuous battle with cancer. He was an amazing performer that helped form and influence the industry into what it is today. According to Ken Ehrlich (Grammys producer), they had booked Lady Gaga way before the tragic event. But as soon as his death became known to public, he began discussing a possible tribute with the ARTPOP singer. He also revealed in an interview that many other artists wanted to participate in the tribute (many of which might have fit the bill), but he stayed firm with his decision of Lady Gaga‘s solo performance.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter that was conducted prior to Bowie’s death, Lady Gaga told the magazine, “I fell in love with David Bowie when I was living on the Lower East Side. I always felt that his glamour was something he was using to express a message to people that was very healing for their souls.”
Her 5-7 minute segment will not only open the awards ceremony, but will feature at least three to four songs in total. In addition to her highly anticipated Grammy performance, Gaga is slated to sing the National Anthem at this year’s Super Bowl 50 on Sunday, February 7th at 3:30 pm PST / 6:30 EST on CBS.
The 58th Annual Grammy Awards will be airing on Monday, February 15th at 8/7c on CBS.