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Recording Academy President teases Gaga's GRAMMYs Bowie tribute

The 58th GRAMMY Awards will take place on February 15 and Lady Gaga has been confirmed perform a special tribute to legendary artist David Bowie, who sadly passed away on January 11 after losing a very private battle with cancer. 

The ceremony will be held at the Staples Center in Downtown Los Angeles and Recording Academy President Neil Portnow has revealed that choosing Gaga for the segment was easy because she is so "outrageous" and "unexpected", much like the 'Ashes To Ashes' icon. 

He told On Air with Ryan: "What crossed my mind was the fact that Lady Gaga, like David Bowie, has done some really outrageous, extraordinary, unexpected kinds of things over her career. She's a chameleon like he was, always reinventing what they're doing. They've both have done that, and both just iconic performers who represent the height of excellence, but also innovation and creativity."

"Frankly, you can talk to so many of the artists that'll be at the Grammys on the stage next Monday, and they'll tell you it was a music teacher who got them over, and inspired them, and sort of brought them forward in their craft. They're quite behind the scene as we know and probably quite underrated. So to elevate it to a Grammy Award for that has really been a wonderful thing."

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Watch Gaga's rendition of the American National Anthem below:


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