Is Lady Gaga planning to summon the antichrist at the 2016 Grammys?
This year at the Grammys will be a somber one without David Bowie.
According to The New York Times, Lady Gaga is going to honor him with a tribute performance. "Numerous other artists wanted to participate," said Grammys producer Ken Ehrlich, but he settled on Gaga.
Ehrlich tells The Times that Gaga's performance will be "a true homage to who David was, particularly musically, but not ignoring his influence on fashion and pop culture in a broader way." It'll likely last "six or seven" minutes and span three to four Bowie songs. Celebrity gossip site Oh No They Didn't! has the rumor that one of these covers include Bowie's "Lucifer."
Lady Gaga has shared how Bowie shaped her as an artist. "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," she told THR. "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."
Other performers include Adele, Kendrick Lamar, The Weeknd, Carrie Underwood and Sam Hunt. Lionel Richie is also slated to be recognized as the Recording Academy’s 2016 MusiCares Person of the Year. The award show airs on CBS on Feb. 15 at 8/7c.