“We had already booked Lady Gaga on this year’s show, but when David passed — almost in a single moment — we knew we had to change direction,” said executive producer of the Grammy Awards Ken Ehrlich. “We immediately spoke and agreed that she should be the one to honor David. She’s perfect for it.”
The musical director for the tribute will be Nile Rodgers, who produced David‘s 1983 album Let’s Dance.
This is the fifth consecutive year that LL Cool J will be hosting the event, which will take place at Staples Center in Los Angeles. Don’t miss The Grammys on Monday, February 15, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on CBS!