Lady Gaga will take the stage at the GRAMMY Awards to honour one of her biggest influences, the late David Bowie. Following the star's unexpected death on Jan. 10, the "Bad Romance" singer – who was already tapped to perform – will headline an "experimental tribute" sure to wow the audience.
"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," executive producer of the GRAMMY Awards Ken Ehrlich told Just Jared.
"We immediately spoke and agreed that she should be the one to honour David. She's perfect for it."
Nile Rodgers, who produced David's 1983 album Let's Dance, will be the musical director for the tribute.
Lady Gaga, 29, recently opened up about how the singer has influenced her during her career. "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 Hollywood Reporter.
"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."
Her tribute will no doubt wow the public, as did her tribute to Julie Andrews during last year's Oscars ceremony.
Not only did the hit maker deliver a performance that caused a Twitter meltdown but after the tribute concluded, Julie Andrews appeared onstage to tell Gaga that the number had warmed her heart.
Speaking to People, Julie later said, "She hit it out of the ballpark. And then she was gracious enough to hand it to me. So that's a really wonderful thing to do, too, I think. As they say in Hollywood jargon, 'She rates tall in my book.'"