Lady Gaga to Pay Tribute to David Bowie at Grammy Awards
A special tribute will be performed by Lady Gaga at the upcoming Grammy Awards for honoring her idol, David Bowie. The late rocker passed away on January 10th, 2016 at the age of 69, after a battle with cancer. The music legend will be awarded the Lifetime Achievement Prize by the organization and Grammy bosses have confirmed that a special performance will be given by Lady Gaga in his memory. Ken Ehrlich, the Grammy Awards producer revealed that they had already asked the Poker Face singer to perform at the event, but they had decided to change her set into a tribute for David Bowie.
Nile Rodgers, the former collaborator of David Bowie, and Lady Gaga will team up and the former will serve as the musical director for her tribute performance. The awards are to be held on 15th February in Los Angeles. The singer is also nominated for a Grammy in the category of Best Song Written for Visual Media for Til It Happens to You, her collaboration with Diane Warren from The Hunting Ground, a documentary. It has also been nominated for an Oscar.
This year’s Grammy Awards will be held at the Staples Center in L.A and some other performers include Adele, Kendrick Lamar, Justin Bieber, The Weeknd, Carrie Underwood, Ellie Goulding and Little Big Town. Previously, Lady Gaga had spoken about the admiration she had for David Bowie and had also claimed that he was the inspiration for her pop career. She also revealed that she had learned something from the pop star, which was that you can entertain people through the theater of your imagination. She added that they may not be able to hit the right note every time, but once in a while, they definitely lit the world on fire with their music.