The Recording Academy said Gaga would perform three or four
of Bowie's songs in a "multisensory testament" to Bowie's
creativity as a musician whose work constantly evolved over five
Bowie's unexpected death at age 69 in January after a secret
cancer diagnosis shocked fans around the world and came just two
days after the release of a critically-acclaimed new album "Blackstar."
Gaga, a six-time Grammy winner, is also known for reinventing
herself many times since she rose to fame in 2008. She had
already been booked to perform at the Grammy Awards in Los
Angeles on Feb. 15.
"But when David passed — almost in a single moment — we knew we
had to change direction," Grammy ceremony executive producer Ken
Ehrlich said in a statement.
"We immediately spoke and agreed that she (Lady Gaga) should be
the one to honor David. She's perfect for it," Ehrlich added.
Music producer Nile Rodgers, who worked on Bowie's 1983 album
"Let's Dance," will be the musical director for the tribute.
(Reporting By Jill Serjeant; Editing by David Gregorio)
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