Lady Gaga To Honour David Bowie At GRAMMY Awards 2016
2 February 2016, 16:28
The singer is to be joined on stage by Bowie's friend and collaborator Nile Rodgers.
The 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards will pay homage to David Bowie with a music tribute from Lady Gaga.
The singer will honour the late rockstar along with Chic's Nile Rodgers, who produced Bowie's Let's Dance album.
GRAMMYs executive producer, Ken Ehrlich, said: "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.”
The show will take place on 15 February 2016.
Lady Gaga has long cited Bowie as a major influence, and currently has Bowie's Blackstar logo as her Twitter profile picture.
The Poker Face singer also posted a throwback photo of the star on her page.
Listen to Lady Gaga describe how Bowie inspired her below:
Meanwhile, the details of Bowie's Will were revealed this week, with $100m reportedly being left to the star's wife, Iman, and two children Duncan and Alexandria Jones.