The 58th Annual Grammy Awards are rapidly approaching, and as the date gets closer we continue to receive new details about the upcoming ceremony. Last month, announcements were made about some of the big performances we can expect from artists such as Kendrick Lamar, Adele, The Weeknd, and more.
More details about the show have been shared today. It has been confirmed that Lady Gaga will perform what they’re referring to as an “experimental tribute” to David Bowie. Gaga was initially preparing to perform her Grammy-nominated single “Til It Happens To You,” but the news of Bowie’s passing influenced her to perform a tribute instead. Nile Rodgers is set to be the musical director of Gaga’s performance.
The full statement from the press release reads as such: “Affording audiences a chance to experience Bowie’s music once again, the tribute will be a multi-sensory testament to the icon’s incredible artistry and a reflection of his limitless creativity.”
“We immediately spoke and agreed that she should be the one to honor David,” Grammys executive producer Ken Ehrlich stated in the press release. “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.”
The Grammys will air on Monday, February 15 on CBS.