Lady Gaga To Pay Tribute to David Bowie at 2016 Grammy Awards
Last year, Lady Gaga stole the show at the Oscars with a tribute to The Sound of Music. And now, she’s looking to make lightning strike twice at the Grammys with a tribute to the late, great David Bowie.
It’s been confirmed that Lady Gaga will pay tribute to David Bowie, with Chic’s Nile Rodgers serving as music director for the performance on the live Grammys telecast on February 15th on CBS. Considering Rodgers worked on Bowie’s Let’s Dance LP, he’s a great pick to take part in this tribute, without even getting into what a great choice Gaga is for something of this magnitude.
Of course, considering how popular and respected Bowie was, there were reportedly several musicians who approached Grammy producer Ken Ehrlich about performing a Bowie tribute. However, Gaga was the only person Ehrlich wanted for the honor, stating that he began talking with her camp about a tribute performance shortly after Bowie passed away.
“She’s perfect for it,” Ehrlich said in a statement. “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.”
The tribute will feature “at least three or four” Bowie songs, providing “a multisensory testament to [Bowie’s] incredible artistry” and “a chance to experience Bowie’s music once again.”
Naturally, Gaga is a particularly apt choice for this segment, considering how much Bowie has influenced her, and how much of a modern analogue she is for the icon. I think this has the potential to be another show-stealing moment.
But what do you think about Lady Gaga being chosen to pay tribute to David Bowie? Is there someone else you’d rather have seen get the nods? Sound off in the comments!
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