Lady Gaga Will Pay Tribute to David Bowie at the Grammys
Nearly one month after rock and fashion icon David Bowie passed away, his loss is still reverberating across the globe. Now, a special public tribute has been planned for the late star, featuring another chameleonic performer.
Lady Gaga will perform in honor of Bowie at the Grammy Awards, the organizers of the show said on Tuesday. Gaga is expected to perform three or four of the artist's songs, in a performance slated to last about six or seven minutes.
Grammys producer Ken Ehrlich revealed in an interview with The New York Times that Gaga had already been booked to perform on this year's awards show. But after Bowie died of cancer on January 10, organizers quickly planned to pay tribute to the star, and began discussing the possibility with Gaga and her management team. The singer has long expressed her admiration for the late star, and his influence on her career and persona.
"Over the next week, Mr. Ehrlich added, he was contacted by numerous other artists who wanted to participate — 'some of whom might have made sense; the vast majority didn't,' he said — but he stuck to the idea of Lady Gaga solo," the Times reports.
Ehrlich also told the Times that Gaga's performance would "be a true homage to who David was, particularly musically, but not ignoring his influence on fashion and pop culture in a broader way." Musician Nile Rodgers, a frequent Bowie collaborator, will produce the tribute.
We're looking forward to Mother Monster doing Starman proud.
The 58th annual Grammy Awards will take place on February 15 on CBS.
[via: The New York Times]
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