Aaron Carter’s followers upset he was overlooked of Grammys present
Fans of late singer Aaron Carter voiced their disappointment with the Recording Academy on social media Sunday after the “I Want Candy” crooner was omitted from the sixty fifth Grammy Awards telecast.
Carter, who was discovered lifeless in November at age 34, was not included within the televised ceremony’s annual In Memoriam section that included tributes to Loretta Lynn, David Crosby, Migos rapper Takeoff, Fleetwood Mack’s Christine McVie, Coolio, Lisa Marie Presley, Olivia Newton-John and DJ Twitch. Musicians Kacey Musgraves, Migos’ Quavo, Sheryl Crow, Bonnie Raitt and Mick Fleetwood carried out in the course of the prolonged section whereas names and faces of the late artists had been projected behind them.
Although Carter by no means gained or was nominated for a Grammy Award, the pop star had a considerable following. The former little one star, the youthful brother of Backstreet Boys singer Nick Carter, began his profession along with his self-titled debut album in 1997 at age 9. That 12 months, he opened for the Backstreet Boys on their tour. He additionally carried out as a gap act for Britney Spears.
Carter rapidly gained reputation with the songs “Aaron’s Party (Come Get It),” “Crazy Little Party Girl,” “I Want Candy” and “That’s How I Beat Shaq.”
“How dare they not recognize @aaroncarter on the Grammys during the video tribute of musicians that passed away last year #boycottgrammys,” tweeted one fan.
“I’m ranting. I don’t like that they didn’t mention Aaron Carter last night.Maybe he wasn’t ‘relevant’ when he died but was a huge pop star for the 90s generation. Another case of the powers that be chewing and spitting out young people filling them with trauma. Disgusting,” tweeted one other.
However, others had been much less sympathetic.
“The #GRAMMYs aren’t going to do a memoriam on someone who beat animals, abused drugs, treated people horribly, threatened to kill his fam, and waved guns around on IG lives #aaroncarter,” wrote one other person.
Carter’s former fiancée, Melanie Martin, who shares a son with Carter, advised TMZ on Monday that she was baffled by the omission. She advised the positioning that each one Carter ever needed was for his music to be acknowledged and that the obvious mistake was a slap within the face to his legacy. Martin is asking on the the academy to make it as much as him.
However, the Recording Academy did in truth embrace Carter in its four-page record of creators and artists commemorated within the ceremony’s official program. One fan famous that on Twitter, circling Carter’s title in the document, which can also be obtainable on-line.
Representatives for the Recording Academy and CBS declined to touch upon Monday when reached by The Times.
Fans of the Foo Fighters had been additionally upset that the drummer Taylor Hawkins wasn’t a part of the section both. However, Hawkins, who died in March 2022, was included in final 12 months’s send-off as a result of the sixty fourth Grammy Awards aired pretty late (in April). Hawkins was additionally meant to carry out throughout that ceremony.