Gaga To Lead Grammys Tribute To David Bowie
Lady Gaga will perform “a multisensory testament” to David Bowie at the Grammy Awards, it has been revealed.
The singer will lead the tribute to the late rock legend who died last month when the ceremony takes place on 15 February.
The tribute will be directed by Chic’s Nile Rodgers who was a longtime friend of Bowie and produced his disco-infused 1983 album Let’s Dance.
The Recording Academy said it will be “a multisensory testament to the icon’s incredible artistry and a reflection of his limitless creativity”.
Bowie, one of the most influential figures in pop music history who invented glam rock before experimenting in soul, electronica and jazz, died on 10 January after a previously undisclosed battle with cancer.
Lady Gaga – with her array of glittery on-stage personas and sexual openness – is one of many contemporary stars who claims artistic descent from Bowie.
Despite the wide respect for Bowie in the music world, the British artist won only one Grammy during his half-century career, which was for a video.
He was also presented a Grammy lifetime achievement award in 2006.
This year’s Grammys, the biggest night in the US-based music industry, will also feature performances by Adele as well as award nominees including rapper Kendrick Lamar, who is in the running in the most categories at 11.
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