Lady Gaga Will Perform David Bowie Tribute at the 2016 Grammys
Entertainer Lady Gaga will be paying tribute to David Bowie at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards.
Bowie will also be honored with a posthumous Lifetime Achievement Award at the ceremony, which will be hosted by LL Cool J.
Grammys executive producer Ken Ehrlich said in a statement to E! News, "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 [Rodgers] 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.”
Though Gaga will not open the show, Ehrlich said her performance will last around six to seven minutes and cover “at least three or four” of Bowie's songs. He told the New York Times that the tribute will “be a true homage to who David was, particularly musically, but not ignoring his influence on fashion and pop culture in a broader way.”
The Grammys will air on February 15 on CBS.
In other big news, Gaga is also scheduled to perform the national anthem on Sunday at Super Bowl 50.