On Monday evening in Los Angeles, California, pop singer Lady Gaga honored the late David Bowie with a rousing medley of some of Bowie’s greatest songs.
Gaga arrived at the 2016 Grammy Awards decked out with a 1970s era Bowie red haircut, similar to the tattoo she just got of the singer.
Just days prior to the event, Gaga immortalized Bowie on her body forever with a tattoo of the late singer as his character Aladin Sane, which he played in the 1970s.
After a private battle with cancer Bowie passed away on January 10, 2016, at just 69, of cancer.
Prior to her performance, Gaga explained her love of Bowie to The Hollywood Reporter, and called the late singer one of the biggest influences on her life.
Lady Gaga is currently getting a tattoo of David Bowie by Mark Mahoney⚡️ pic.twitter.com/P9KwDbjXW3
— Lady Gaga | ARTPOP (@stevenartpop) February 14, 2016
“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,” Gaga said.
“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.”
— Diego Poggi (@poggidiego) February 16, 2016
At the Grammy Awards on Monday, Gaga’s tribute continued a recent string of live performances that have helped rebrand the once scandalous pop-star.
At the 2015 Academy Awards, Gaga performed a medley of songs from the “Sound of Music.” One year later at Super Bowl 50, she performed the national anthem, both to great acclaim.
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