Lady Gaga gave the ultimate tribute to David Bowie at the 2016 Grammy Awards on Monday.
The tribute began with just a projection of her face on a large screen channeling Bowie's famous alter-ego Ziggy Stardust. Then as the face paint streaked across her face, Gaga came out from behind the curtain and took the stage wearing a recreation of Bowie's Woodland Creatures' jumpsuit and cape made in 1971 by Kansai Yamamoto. She paired the cape with a bright orange mullet, just like Bowie.
During her upbeat performance, Gaga sang a medley of his major hits, "Space Oddity," "Changes," "Ziggy Stardust," "Suffragette City," "Rebel Rebel," "Fashion," "Fame," "Under Pressure" and "Let's Dance" before closing with "Heroes." The 29-year-old singer was accompanied by Nile Rodgers on guitar and Raphael Saadiq on bass and a slew of backup dancers.
Midway through her rockin' performance Gaga ditched the cape with one explosive movement revealing a classic Bowie-esque jumpsuit with sparkly embellishments throughout. The tribute, filled with holograms, projections, Bowie's dance moves, character and fashions, was a true look at his five-decade long career.
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The "Born This Way" singer's performance was definitely the highlight of her tribute, but she's been finding ways to pay homage to the legendary singer throughout the week. Earlier in the evening, she hit the red carpet wearing a custom creation from Marc Jacobs of his Ziggy Stardust ensemble. Gaga wore a blue coat dress, embellished with tons of sparkle and out of this world details. She finished off the bright look with an orange wig, bright blue eyeshadow, and sky-high heels. Over the weekend, Mother Monster had David Bowie's face tattooed along her left ribcage. Gaga shared photos of the experience on her social media page and it seems she wanted a piece of him to truly attached to her during her performance.
Between her tattoo and her incredible performance, it is clear that Lady Gaga set out to honor David Bowie, and she really did it better than we could have ever imagined.
Rest in peace, Bowie.
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