Lady Gaga Will Be Paying Tribute to David Bowie at the Grammys After All

Lady Gaga will, in fact, be honoring the late David Bowie at this year’s Grammy Awardssomething that was speculated a couple weeks ago right after Bowie’s untimely passing.

Just Jared confirms that Gaga will be performing an “experimental tribute” at the Grammys in honor of Bowie, who will also be the recipient of this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

The executive producer of the Grammy Awards, Ken Ehrlich, explained:

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.

Nile Rodgers, who produced Bowie’s 1983 album Let’s Dance, will serve as musical director for the tribute.

As previously explained, Gaga would be the most fitting artist to pay tribute to Bowie not only because she is one of his biggest fans, but also because of his substantial influence on her from the very beginning of her career. For example, Gaga sported Bowie’s Aladdin Saneera lighting bolt on her face in “Just Dance,” her very first music video. And she has continually referenced Bowie’s profound influence upon her, even doing so to The Hollywood Reporter days before Bowie’s death.

Ashes to Ashes girl

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Ashes to Ashes boy. ☄

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Read more about why Gaga is the most fitting to pay tribute to Bowie here.

Lady Gaga and Diane Warren are nominated for Best Song Written For Visual Media for their song “Til It Happens To You” at this year’s awards show, getting Gaga one inch closer to an EGOT.

The Grammys, hosted by LL Cool J, will air Monday, Feb. 15th at 8/7 c on CBS.