NEW YORK — Lady Gaga will pay tribute to the late David Bowie during the Grammy Awards later this month.
The Grammys announced Tuesday that Gaga will perform a “multisensory tribute” to Bowie at the Feb. 15 ceremony in Los Angeles. Nile Rodgers, who worked with Bowie on the 1983 hit “Let’s Dance,” will be the musical director for Gaga’s tribute.
Bowie died of cancer last month only days after releasing a new album.
Gaga told the Hollywood Reporter (in an interview prior to Bowie’s passing): “When I fell in love with David Bowie, when I was living on the Lower East Side, I always felt that his glamour was something he was using to express a message to people that was very healing for their souls. He is a true, true artist and I don’t know if I ever went, ‘Oh, I’m going to be that way like this,’ or if I arrived upon it slowly, realizing it was my calling and that’s what drew me to him.””
LL Cool J will be host of the annual music awards show for the fifth consecutive year.
The performance will follow another high-profile gig for Gaga: The NFL announced Tuesday that she will sing the national anthem at Sunday’s Super Bowl.