Grammys 2016: Lady Gaga Prepares David Bowie Tribute
The Golden Globes and SAG Awards are already done. Next stop: Grammys 2016.Advertisement
There are artists who won’t be able to come any longer and celebrate with other celebrities. The likes of Alan Rickman, Lemmy Kilmister, Natalie Cole, Glenn Frey, Craig Strickland, Rene Angelil, Blowfly, David Bowie, and many others will not be able to attend anymore. However, for the Grammys 2016 management, those who passed shouldn’t be forgotten. They may be physically present, but at least through songs and tributes, they will be.
According to E!, the Grammys 2016 announced that Lady Gaga will “perform an experimental tribute” for David Bowie. Ziggy, who lost his battle with cancer last month at the age of 69, will also receive a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Recording Academy in recognition of his phenomenal talent and priceless contribution in the music industry.
The producer of the Grammys 2016, Ken Ehrlich, openly shared that “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 [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.” Nile Rogers will serve as the segment’s musical director.
After the past performances Lady Gaga did, no one will doubt her on this one. Besides, Lagy Gaga wowed the audience when she magnificently gave tribute to Julie Andrews’ songs in the 2015 Oscars; surely she’ll rock this out, too.
Vanity Fair reports that the David Bowie tribute will relive three or four of Ziggy’s most famous songs and how he influenced the society’s fashion and culture. When it comes to bold, striking fashion and credibility to pull this off, Lady Gaga, a full-pledged Bowie fan, is the perfect choice.
Aside from Lady Gaga’s David Bowie tribute, performances from Adele, Carrie Underwood, Little Big Town, The Weeknd, and Kendrick Lamar are expected on the industry’s big event. The Grammys 2016 will take place on February 15, 8:00 p.m.