David Bowie would definitely be proud of Lady Gaga’s phenomenal tribute to him at the Grammy Awards. Gaga’s celebration of his legacy included Bowie-inspired fashion, an epic light show full of holographic makeup and most of all — her incredible voice! Bravo, Gaga!
David Bowie may have tragically died in January but he will certainly live forever in the hearts of fans like Lady Gaga, 29. Mother Monster celebrated one of her biggest influences at the Grammy Awards with a magnificent spectacle that featured a medley’s of David’s hits and a light show that no one will soon forget!
Gaga, while dressed as Ziggy Stardust, kicked off her musical tribute at the Feb. 15 show with David’s first major hit, “Space Oddity.” Her face was covered in holographic makeup that transformed along to the music, showing spiders from mars and lighting bolts. From there, Gaga played a medley of David’s famous hits. She jammed on a robotic keyboard for “Rebel, Rebel,” before Bowie-inspired dancers came in to groove out to “Fashion.” Gaga cranked up the funk with “Fame,” and ended her brilliant performance closed out with “Heroes.” Gaga was given a standing ovation — and rightfully so!
Even before Gaga took the stage, she honored David in her own way: by getting a tattoo of his face on her body! Gaga posted a video to Snapchat on Feb. 14, showing off her new ink of David’s iconic Aladdin Sane album cover. The picture of David and his trademark lighting bolt make-up was “the image that changed my life,” said Gaga.
Gaga teamed with Intel to bring her Bowie tribute’s visual to life, according to Intel.com. The partnership culminates in a ground-breaking collaboration that inspires to remind the world of the seed of innovation,” Gaga said. Along with the fabulous technology, Gaga’s tribute was made possible by Chic co-founder, Nile Rodgers, 63.
Nile co-produced David’s Let’s Dance, his first platinum-certified album, according to Billboard. “My love for David is immeasurable,” Nile said after David’s death. “Had it not been for Bowie, I don’t know what would have happened to me.”
David passed away on Jan. 10 after an 18-month long battle with liver cancer. He had just turned 69 on Jan. 8, the same day he released his final album, Blackstar. David’s death was mourned by celebs like Harry Styles, 22, Madonna, 57, and Kanye West, 38. Fred Armisen, 49, returned to Saturday Night Live to pay tribute to David, and his music was also a special part of Super Bowl 50.
What did you think about Lady Gaga’s tribute to David Bowie, HollywoodLifers? Did you think she did him justice?