Lady Gaga Will Pay Tribute To David Bowie At The Grammys

Update: Gaga will also perform the national anthem at the Super Bowl this weekend.

February 02, 2016

Lady Gaga is leaving jazz duets with Tony Bennett behind for the time being: she will honor David Bowie at the 58th annual Grammy Awards with what a press release describes as "a multisensory testament to the icon's incredible artistry and a reflection of his limitless creativity."


Ken Ehrlich, the executive producer of the Grammys, explained how the tribute came about in a statement. "We immediately spoke [after Bowie's death] 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."

Rodgers worked with Bowie on two albums, Let's Dance and Black Tie White Noise. Reflecting on his collaborator's death recently, Rodgers described him as "the Picasso of rock’n’roll" and "a very special man."

Other performers at the Grammys include Kendrick Lamar, the Weeknd, and Adele. Catch the Grammys February 15 on CBS.

Update (2/2 4:59 p.m.) Gaga will also be performing the national anthem at this year's Super Bowl.

The AP reports that Gaga will perform the national anthem at this weekend's Super Bowl. For more info on why this is important, check out this deep dive of Whitney Houston's performance of the song in 1991.

Lady Gaga Will Pay Tribute To David Bowie At The Grammys