Six-time Grammy-winning singer and songwriter Lady Gaga will make a special tribute performance at the 87th Oscars, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today. The Oscars, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, will air on Sunday, February 22, live on ABC. Here's what producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron had to say in a statement.
"Lady Gaga is a once in a lifetime artist who's musical evolution keeps growing. We are proud to have her perform on The Oscars for the very first time."
Since breaking in 2008, Lady Gaga has sold over 27 million albums, 130 million singles, and over 4 million tickets globally to her award-winning live performances. Lady Gaga has won a total of 6 Grammy Awards - her most recent this week for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album for Cheek To Cheek, her 2014 collaboration with Tony Bennett which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. Lady Gaga joins previously-announced 87th Oscars performers such as Anna Kendrick, Jennifer Hudson and Jack Black.
The 87th Oscars will be held on Sunday, February 22, 2015, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, and will be televised live on the ABC Television Network at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT. The Academy Awards, produced by Zadan and Meron, also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.