Lady Gaga Will Pay Tribute to David Bowie at 2016 GRAMMY Awards
By Jackie Willis
Mother Monster will honor Ziggy Stardust at the 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards.
Ther Recording Academy announced on Tuesday that Lady Gaga is set to give an "experiential tribute" performance to David Bowie, who died on Jan. 10 at age 69. Nile Rodgers will be the musical director for Gaga's performance, and was a personal friend to the music legend. Rodgers first met Bowie after they worked on the hit "Let's Dance" in 1983.
"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," Ken Ehrlich, executive producer of the GRAMMYs, said in a statement. "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 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."