‘Lazarus’ David Bowie Honored At 2016 Grammys By ‘AHS: Hotel’s’ Lady Gaga [PERFORMANCE]
Music lovers all around the world shed a tear or 200 when it was revealed that David Bowie (Lazarus) had passed away from cancer. There is no way that the Grammy Awards could go on without a tribute to legend. Now they have announced who they chose to honor Bowie. Grammy winning musician and Golden Globe winning actress (AHS: Hotel) , Lady Gaga will perform a special tribute to Bowie at this year's ceremonies.
Grammy Award Producer Ken Ehrlich discussed how it all came together so quickly after Bowie's passing, in a statement to reporter (Via Entertainment Weekly):
“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 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.”
"When I fell in love with David Bowie, when I was living on the Lower East Side, I always felt that his glamor 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."
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