Aaron Carter excluded from Grammys’ ‘In Memoriam’ section, followers react: ‘That was chilly’


Singer and producer Aaron Carter arrives on the “Kings of Hustler” male revue at Larry Flynt’s Hustler Club on Feb. 12, 2022, in Las Vegas. (Photo: Gabe Ginsberg/Getty Images)

Sunday’s Grammy Awards ceremony provided one of the crucial touching in memoriam segments within the occasion’s historical past. Quavo honored his shut pal, bandmate and nephew, Takeoff. The Migos rapper gave his first efficiency of “Without You,” the emotional track Quavo wrote after Takeoff was shot and killed on Nov. 1. Kacey Musgraves paid homage to Loretta Lynn by performing “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” whereas Sheryl Crow, Mick Fleetwood and Bonnie Raitt honored Christine McVie with a rendition of “Songbird.”

Along the best way, photographs of late artists like Coolio, David Crosby and Jeff Beck additionally scrolled by.

However, there was one multiplatinum artist who was noticeably lacking: Aaron Carter, who died on Nov. 5 at age 34. And followers weren’t happy.

The Recording Academy did acknowledge Carter on a for much longer checklist on its web site that honors members of the music neighborhood who’ve died within the final yr.

Aaron discovered success as a solo artist on the heels of his older brother Nick Carter‘s fame with the Backstreet Boys. His greatest and best-selling album, Aaron’s Party (Come Get It), was launched in 2000 and bought greater than three million copies. In 2018, he dropped the album Love, his first in additional than 15 years.

Carter was discovered lifeless at his home within the Los Angeles space. A explanation for demise has not but been decided because the coroner awaits extra exams. He struggled with dependancy lately.

Nick Carter has but to publicly tackle his brother’s exclusion, however Aaron’s on-again, off-again fiancée, Melanie Martin, seemingly reacted. Although she did not tackle the Grammys straight, Martin posted a tribute of her personal on her Instagram story on Sunday evening, shortly after the section aired. She and Carter share one younger son.

Aaron Carter’s fiancée, Melanie Martin, posted a picture of a tribute wall to the singer on her Instagram account quickly after the Grammys on Sunday evening. (Photo: Instagram by way of Melanie Martin.)

Some on social media had been upset as a result of they believed the Foo Fighters’ drummer, Taylor Hawkins, who died in March 2022, had not been honored — however he was actually celebrated throughout final yr’s telecast.