Gaga will perform medley of Bowie hits at US awards ceremony later this month
Gaga was already booked to appear at the ceremony prior to Bowie’s death and organisers approached her with the idea of performing a medley of his hits soon after.
Grammy producer Ken Ehrlich told the New York Times that as an artist clearly influenced by Bowie, Lady Gaga made sense as the artist they would turn to to honour the late star.
Ehrlich said Gaga’s tribute will not open the show but will last six or seven minutes and cover “at least three or four” Bowie songs. The performance “is going to be a true homage to who David was, particularly musically, but not ignoring his influence on fashion and pop culture in a broader way,” Ehrlich added.
The Grammys take place in Los Angeles on February 15. A tribute to Bowie is also expected at The Brit Awards, though details of what this will involve are yet to be revealed.
Gaga recently said her time on American Horror Story has informed her new music, stating that focusing her energy on acting allowed her to approach music with added clarity.
Meanwhile, Tony Bennett has revealed that he is recording a second jazz album with Lady Gaga.
The pair released ‘Cheek To Cheek’ in September 2014, a cover album of popular jazz standards including ‘Anything Goes’ and ‘Let’s Face the Music and Dance.’ Bennett has said that the next album will consist entirely of Cole Porter songs.