On January 10, we said goodbye to one of the most influential artists of the last decades — the legendary David Bowie, who passed away at the age of 69 after an 18-month long battle with cancer.
Messages of despair and adoration trickled in from all corners of the globe and now another huge fan is set to pay her humble respects to his musical legacy.
"She should be the one to honor David"
Lady Gaga, who has been outspoken about her admiration for Bowie for years, is set to honor the British icon in a performance at the 58th Grammy Awards. The musical director for the tribute has been named as veteran hitmaker Nile Rogers, a man who has had close connections to Bowie since he helped produce his 1983 hit 'Let's Dance.'
Ken Ehrlich, the executive producer of the star-studded ceremony, explained why Gaga was the perfect choice for the wonderful tribute:
“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 and, before long, we were on our way to creating what we believe will not only make a great Grammy moment, but one fitting of David."
The Grammy Awards are set to take place on February 15, 2016.