Aaron Carter Fans Outraged After Grammys Leave Him Off ‘In Memoriam’ Segment

Many names of our most beloved music icons that have passed were mentioned during the Grammys’ In Memoriam segment, but some have pointed out that Aaron Carter was absent from the tribute.

Those listed in the lengthy section were David Crosby, Olivia Newton-John, Loretta Lynn, Takeoff, Christine McVie, Jeff Beck, Lisa Marie Presley, DJ Stephen “Twitch” Boss, Naomi Judd, and Coolio, just to name a few.

Other celebrities also performed throughout the portion in memory of those that died this past year. 

However, many viewers quickly noticed that Carter, who died last November, was not included in the names on screen, leaving fans outraged.

Aaron Carter first shot to fame in the late ’90s, and the teen pop singer was an instant hit. Being the younger brother of the Backstreet Boys’ Nick Carter, he had an excellent path to stardom, performing at the age of just 7 years old. 

He went on to release his debut album 2 years later, at age 9, but what’s even more impressive is he sold 1 million copies worldwide. And his success skyrocketed from there.

His second album in 2000, Aaron’s Party (Come Get It), sold a whopping 3 million copies in the US.

Carter clearly lived and breathed music from an early age, which is why fans are so outraged that he was left out of the segment. 

Some fans took to Twitter to share their shock at the move…

“Since the Grammys chose not include Aaron Carter’s picture while tributing the passed away singers. I’ll just post my own mini tribute because that’s so sad. Rest In Peace Aaron Carter #Grammys2023,” one person tweeted.

While another wrote: “Since @RecordingAcad didn’t, I will: in memoriam of Aaron Carter – you deserved more. more recognition, love & time. thank you for the music that got me through my childhood, shaped me as a person & why I wanted to work in music. I forever love you.”

“Really @RecordingAcad ??? HOW do you leave @aaroncarter out of the in memoriam??? He sold millions of albums, his life was music. I am stunned and saddened you didn’t include him,” a third wrote.

The evening as a whole was one full of shocks and surprises, with Twitter, as always, providing commentary along the way.

The biggest prize of the night, Album of the Year, was widely predicted to finally be awarded to Beyonce. The legendary ‘Break My Soul’ singer has been nominated for this award multiple times yet never managed to take it home, and once again the Academy failed to award it to her.

Instead, it went home with Harry Styles for his third album, Harry’s House.

Record of the Year, where Styles’ anthem ‘As It Was’ was widely thought of as a shoo in, went home with Lizzo for her track ‘About Damn Time’.

In another big shock, Taylor Swift lost out on Song of the Year for her iconic ten-minute long re-recording of the fan favourite track ‘All Too Well’ from Red (Taylor’s Version).

Instead, country blues singer Bonnie Raitt beat Swift to it, with her song titled ‘Just Like That’.

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