Lady Gaga has been tapped to pay tribute to one of music's most influential figures, the late David Bowie, at the 2016 Grammy Awards.

"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," said Ken Ehrlich, executive producer of the Grammys. "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."

Rodgers, whose association with Bowie goes back to 1983 when he produced Bowie's Let's Dance album, will serve as musical director of Gaga's performance.

Bowie will also posthumously receive a Lifetime Award.

The Grammy Awards will air live Feb. 15 on CBS.


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