Lady Gaga paid reverence to David Bowie with a transformative performance during a 2016 Grammy Awards ceremony. Bowie died final month from a prolonged conflict with cancer, with his death entrance days after his 69th birthday and recover of his final manuscript Blackstar.
Filled with special effects, dress changes and an coming from Let’s Dance and Black Tie White Noise producer Nile Rodgers, Gaga gave a reverence to Bowie as heterogeneous as his career. Beginning with “Space Oddity,” Gaga initial seemed on-screen with only her conduct mutating with space-y colors. From there, she changed to a piano featuring hydraulics before behaving full choreography to songs like “Fashion,” “Let’s Dance” and “Rebel Rebel.” Rodgers, who also destined a performance, assimilated in on guitar for a second half of a tribute, that finished with “Heroes.”
Watch a full opening below:
In 2008, Gaga thanked Bowie “for inspiration” in a ship records of her entrance The Fame. The following year, she listed his singular “Rebel Rebel” as one of her favorite cocktail songs of all time in her initial Rolling Stone cover story.
“All of a things we went by were on my possess query for an artistic tour to fuck myself adult like Warhol and Bowie and Mick, and only go for it,” she explained to RS in 2010 when deliberating her proceed to blending mishap with art. “I like to, within moderation, honour that I’m not Mick Jagger or David Bowie, and we don’t only have fans that are a certain age. There are nine-year-olds listening to my music, so we theory we try to be deferential of them if during all possible.”
Last week, Gaga sang a National Anthem during Super Bowl 50. She recently won a Golden Globe for her purpose on American Horror Story: Hotel and is nominated alongside Diane Warren for Best Original Song during a Oscars.
Lady Gaga David Bowie Tribute
The Grammys also posted a behind-the-scenes video on Lady Gaga and Rodgers’ performance.