Lady Ga Ga to perform tribute to David Bowie at Grammy’s

Lady Gaga is set to perform a tribute to the late David Bowie at this year’s Grammy Awards.

The singer has made no secret of his adoration for the singer, who passed away after a secret battle with cancer last month.

Executive producer of the Grammys, Ken Ehrlich confirmed news of the segment of the show to JustJared

“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,” he added.

Veteran hitmaker Nile Rodgers, who produced David‘s 1983 album Let’s Dance, will act as producer of the tribute. 

Gaga recently spoke to Hollywood Reporter about David’s influence on her, saying: “When I fell in love with David Bowie, when I was living on the Lower East Side, I always felt that his glamour was something he was using to express a message to people that was very healing for their souls.”

“He is a true, true artist and I don’t know if I ever went, “Oh, I’m going to be that way like this,” or if I arrived upon it slowly, realizing it was my calling and that’s what drew me to him.”

David died from liver cancer on January 10 aged 69 and he battled illness for 18 months before his death, but kept it a secret from all but close friends and family.