The 2019 Grammy Awards had been stuffed with enjoyable, over-the-top and surprising moments.
From Camila Cabello‘s history-making opening efficiency (she is the first Latina achieve this) to outrageous style statements on the purple carpet, to many artists being lower off mid-speech, the Grammys had been memorable.
Other than the excellent performances on the star-studded occasion, there’s one part of the awards present that at all times tugs at everybody’s heartstrings—the Grammys’ In Memoriam.
This 12 months, The Recording Academy acknowledged Mac Miller, who handed away final September on the age of 26, and Avicii, the Swedish DJ and EDM producer who handed again in April. Different notable artists included legendary singer Nancy Wilson, Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Ed King and Carol Channing.
Nevertheless, among the many celebrities within the In Memoriam tribute, followers shortly identified that The Recording Academy disregarded XxxTentacion.
Most of the rapper’s followers took to Twitter to air out their frustrations with the Grammy Awards, saying they had been “actual tousled for that.”
The rapper and songwriter was murdered on June 18, 2018. He was solely 20-years-old.
One fan wrote, “Everybody’s speaking about [Drake‘s] mic getting lower off throughout his speech however no one saying ANYTHING about @xxxtentacion NOT being within the Annual Memoriam Tribute.”
One Twitter person mentioned it completely, writing, “The truth that @xxxtentacion wasn’t remembered this 12 months on the Grammys says quite a bit about them.”
In reality, one person pointed out the Grammys forgot to recollect Lil Peep, who handed away November 15, 2017. “The actual fact @therecordingacad did not acknowledge @xxxtentacion or @lilpeep within the memorial exhibits the upmost disrespect.”
Ken Ehrlich, the Grammys Government Producer, advised PBS Information Hour in 2017 how the present picks out the individuals they honor.
“There is a committee at The Recording Academy and, in December, after we’re getting fairly near the present, we are going to put collectively a listing that goes into the lots of, 300 to 400 individuals.” Including, “We then undergo that listing and this committee votes. All of us vote and choose our favorites. And from that, we lower it right down to an inexpensive quantity.”
He defined, “The quantity we form of take into consideration is 50 as a result of 50 goes into three minutes with out an excessive amount of issue,” which is about how lengthy the tribute lasts for. “Typically, we’ll do some extra. Typically—very seldom—we’ll do much less.”
It isn’t clear why the Grammys disregarded the 20-year-old rapper nor have they addressed the criticism, however hopefully, the awards present listens to his followers’ frustrations.
Watch E! Information on Monday, Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. for a recap of the 2019 Grammy Awards, music’s largest night time.