Lady Gaga is set to become the first artist ever to play the Oscars, Academy Awards and Super Bowl all in a year, and will pull all three off inside a month.
Gaga is set to perform the American national anthem in advance of tonight’s (February 7) Super Bowl, with the Grammy performance – a tribute to David Bowie to take place on February 15, and the trio to be completed with an Oscars performance on February 28, meaning Gaga won’t even need to leave California to pull off her first.
As Billboard points out, the trio of performances will be a first for any musician.
Gaga was booked to play the Grammys ahead of Bowie’s death, but her performance has been adapted since the iconic artist passed away, with Gaga expected to cover three or four Bowie tracks at the show. At the final of the three appearances, the Oscars, Gaga is also up for the ‘Best Original Song’ award.
Gaga has been talking about the solo follow-up to ARTPOP recently, telling James Franco:
“I’ve been writing a lot for the past year. The show [US drama The Countess] has really affected my voice, I have to say. I’m using my listening from acting in my music more, which is crucial because it’s music. Who knew I could listen even more? It’s amazing to even talk about.
“There will be some of my pain on the record for sure, but it will be more than that. My last album was riddled with a ton of pain,” Gaga continued, “that whole record. It’s almost like you couldn’t even get to what it is.”
Gaga is expected to release a new studio album in 2016 and has been in the studio with producers including RedOne and Mark Ronson in the past twelve months as she works on tracks for the record. A release date is as yet unknown.