The Recording Academy announced today that Lady Gag will help The Grammy Awards honor late music legend, David Bowie in a special performance in this year’s telecast.
It will give audiences another chance to experience Bowie’s music once again, the tribute will be a multisensory testament to the icon’s incredible artistry and limitless creativity. The musical director for Lady Gaga’s tribute is three-time GRAMMY winner Nile Rodgers, whose own history with Bowie dates back more than 30 years to “Let’s Dance,” the chart-topping 1983 hit that marked the beginning of a lifelong friendship between the two.
“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,” said Ken Ehrlich, executive producer of the Grammy Awards.
“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.”
Lady Gaga is nominated for Best Song Written For Visual Media for “Til It Happens To You” with Diane Warren.
Previously announced 58th Grammy performers include Adele, James Bay, Andra Day, Ellie Goulding, Sam Hunt, Tori Kelly, Kendrick Lamar, Little Big Town, Carrie Underwood, and The Weeknd.
The 58th Annual Grammy Awards are produced by AEG Ehrlich Ventures for The Recording Academy. Ehrlich is executive producer, Louis J. Horvitz is director, and David Wild and Ehrlich are the writers. Two-time GRAMMY winner LL Cool J will host Music’s Biggest Night for the fifth consecutive year.