Legendary British rock star died of cancer in January
Bowie, himself a Grammy winner and Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, died on Jan. 10 after battling cancer for over a year.
Gaga’s tribute is described as “a multi-sensory testament to the superstar’s incredible artistry and a reflection of his limitless creativity.”
Musical director for Lady Gaga‘s tribute is three-time Grammy Award winner Nile Rogers, whose own history with Bowie dates back 30 years to “Let’s Dance,” the 1983 hit that marked the beginning of a lifelong friendship between the two.
Lady Gaga joins previously announced performers, Adele, James Bay, Andra Day, Ellie Goulding, Sam Hunt, Tori Kelly, Kendrick Lamar, Little Big Town, Carrie Underwood and The Weeknd. Two-time Grammy winner LL Cool J is set to host for the fifth consecutive year. Additional performers will be announced shortly.
The tribute will mark Lady Gaga‘s fourth appearance on the Grammy Awards broadcast. She is nominated for Best Song Written for Visual Media for “Til It Happens To You” with Diane Warren.
This year’s ceremony is produced by AEG Ehrlich Ventures for The Recording Academy. Ken Ehrlich is executive producer, Louis J. Horvitz is director and David Wild and Ehrlich are the writers.
The 58th Grammy Awards will be broadcast live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Feb. 15 at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.