David Bowie will be honoured at Grammy Awards 2016 in Los Angeles, and it’ll be one of his biggest and most famous fans, Lady Gaga, who will lead the special performance.
The 29-year-old singer will take to the stage for an “experimental tribute” after it was announced that Bowie will be given a posthumous Lifetime Achievement Award at the ceremony.
“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,” said Grammys executive producer Ken Ehrlich. “We immediately spoke and agreed that she should be the one to honour David. She’s perfect for it.”
Chic main man Nile Rodgers will be the musical director for the tribute, after working with Bowie on his 1983 album Let’s Dance.
The Grammy Awards 2016 will take place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on February 15.
Bowie passed away at the age of 69 on January 10, 2016, following a private 18-month battle with cancer. He had released his final album Blackstar just two days earlier. The record went on to top both the UK and US charts.
The iconic British star will also be honoured at this year’s Brit Awards in London on February 24.