Lady Gaga was dressed to impress at the Grammy Awards, but even though the Mother Monster was not nominated for any awards this year, she still managed to put the spotlight on her and the man who influenced much of her own career: David Bowie.
As previously announced, Gaga was selected to pay a musical tribute to Bowie, who passed away last Jan. 10 at the age of 69. The tribute was being pegged as one of the longer and larger segments of the evening's broadcast and would make use of groundbreaking technology in terms of live shows.
Gaga prepared in a way that only Gaga herself could pull off – by getting a tattoo of her idol on Saturday night and showing the progress on Snapchat.
She also posted a video of herself on Instagram last Monday night as she listened to Bowie's music, captioning the teary post, “The world loves you David.”
A video posted by Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) on Feb 15, 2016 at 3:08pm PST
On the red carpet, Gaga had the world loving her bright orange wig and blue blazer – an obvious homage to Bowie's Ziggy Stardust era.
During the awards, Ed Sheeran introduced the Artpop star as she sang heartfelt medleys of Bowie's classics. Gaga took the whole audience on a musical tour throughout Bowie's entire career complete with a giant spider as she sang “Space Oddity.”
Backing her up was Nile Rodgers, who also got his share of the spotlight when Gaga was projected onto a huge screen for a rendition of “Rebel Rebel.”
As a larger than life artist herself, Gaga was clearly the best choice to pay this musical homage to the star that was David Bowie.