It was impossible for Lady Gaga to celebrate music at the Grammys tonight without referencing one of its greatest talents and one of her chief inspirations, whom we lost this year.
"The world loves you David," she wrote pre-show on Instagram, alongside a video of her in tears as Bowie-esque make-up was applied to her face.
The tribute continue into her choice of outfit, an astral dress Bowie would surely have approved of.
As the ceremony commenced, she then performed a medley of Bowie’s biggest hits - a spider being projected onto her face using new technology during 'Space Oddity' - winding up with a rousing rendition of 'Heroes'.
The dress certainly went down better than Justin Bieber's, who was likened to Colonel Sanders amongst many others.
Other performers at the LA ceremony included Adele, Kendrick Lamar, The Weeknd, Miguel and Alice Cooper.
Grammys 2016: in pictures
Grammys 2016: in pictures
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John Legend, Demi Lovato, Lionel Richie, Meghan Trainor, Tyrese and Luke Bryan perform together
Lady Gaga performs a David Bowie tribute with Nile Rodgers
Joe Perry, Alice Cooper and Johnny Depp perform as Hollywood Vampires
Kendrick Lamar wins best rap album for 'To Pimp a Butterfly'
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British superstar Adele was accompanied by just a pianist for her highly anticipated performance of "All I Ask" from her album 25. Dressed in a floor-length sparkly red dress, the singer was introduced on stage by Bruno Mars, who wrote the song with her
Ed Sheeran accepts the Grammy Award for Best Pop Solo Performance, for 'Thinking Out Loud,'
Justin Bieber, who won his first Grammy for best dance recording for "Where Are U Now" with Skrillex and Diplo, performed an acoustic version of Love Yourself before throwing his guitar to the floor and running to another stage to perform the award-winning hit with his collaborators
Musicians Pitbull and Jon Perry perform onstage during the Grammys
Chris Stapleton (2nd from L) and producer Dave Cobb (R) accept the Best Country Album award for 'Traveller'
Kendrick Lamar (R) accepts the award for Best Rap Album for 'To Pimp a Butterfly' from actor O'Shea Jackson Jr. (L) and rapper/actor Ice Cube (C)
Kendra Foster accepts the Grammy Award for Best R&B Song for, 'Really Love'
Tori Kelly and James Bay perform onstage during the Grammys
Singer Ariana Grande attends the Grammys
(L-R) Musicians Heath Fogg, Brittany Howard, Steve Johnson, and Zac Cockrell of Alabama Shakes, winners of Best Alternative Music Album for 'Sound & Color' and Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song for 'Don't Wanna Fight'
Meghan Trainor, winner of the Best New Artist award
Demi Lovato and Tyrese Gibson perform at the Grammys
Producers Jeff Bhasker (L) and recording artist Bruno Mars accept the record of the year award for 'Uptown Funk'
Justin Bieber speaks with Sam Smith during the Grammys
Rapper Kendrick Lamar performs during Grammys
Musician The Weeknd performs at the Grammys
Singers Ellie Goulding and Andra Day perform at the Grammys
Singers The Weeknd (L) and Adele attend the Grammys
Musician The Weeknd, winner of the awards for Best R&B Performance for 'Can't Feel My Face' and Best Urban Contemporary album for 'Beauty Behind the Madness'
Actress Sofia Vergara attends the Grammys
Beyonce announces the award at the Grammys
Selena Gomez attends the Grammys
Pharrell Williams and model Helen Lasichanh attend the Grammys
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