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Grammy Awards to Honor David Bowie

Feb 2, 2016  •  Post A Comment

One of music’s biggest stars will perform a special tribute to the late David Bowie during the upcoming Grammy Awards. E! News reports that Lady Gaga will do the honors at the ceremony, which will air live on CBS on Monday, Feb. 15.

Bowie died Jan. 10 after a battle with cancer. He was 69.

Ken Ehrlich, executive producer of the Grammys, said in a statement: “We had already booked Lady Gaga on this year’s show, but when David passed — almost in a single moment — we knew we had to change direction. We immediately spoke and agreed that she should be the one to honor David. She’s perfect for it. So I reached out to Nile [Rodgers] and, before long, we were on our way to creating what we believe will not only make a great Grammy moment, but one befitting of David.”

The Recording Academy described the tribute as “experiential,” and noted that Bowie will also be honored with a posthumous Lifetime Achievement Award.

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  1. Bowie died of liver cancer, not brain cancer.

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