The 2023 Grammy Awards were held at the Crypto.com arena in Los Angeles on Sunday (Feb. 5). This year’s Grammys also featured ‘In Memoriam’, a lengthy tribute segment honouring artists who recently passed away. While most artists were included, fans are furious that Aaron Carter, who was found dead in a bathtub in Nov. 2022, was left out.
Fans Call Out The Recording Academy
Shame on the grammys 2023! You knew you guys didn't put @aaroncarter in the video tribute! He was so multitalented! A pop icon. How disheartening.
— Breanna scholl (@Brebaby2489) February 6, 2023
The 2023 Grammys hosted “In Memoriam”, a lengthy segment to honour those artists in the music industry who passed away in recent years. This included celebrated artists like Takeoff, Loretta Lynn, Christine McVie, DJ Stephen ‘Twitch’ Boss, Naomi Judd, David Crosby and many more.
Sadly, the Gramms left out Nick Carter’s (Backstreet Boys) brother, Aaron Carter and fans couldn’t keep quiet. During the broadcast, Aaron Carter’s fans noticed that the late singer, who died on Nov. 5 at 34, was not included in the award’s “in memoriam” segment. Even though Aaron was acknowledged by the Recording Academy in an online list, he was omitted from the actual segment.
Many of his supporters flooded social media with their grievances. “Shame on the Grammy 2023!” one Twitter user wrote. “He was so multitalented! A pop icon. How disheartening.” Another fan tweeted, “Aaron Carter was not in the in memoriam… I just. Can’t.” A third follower referred to the exclusion as “disrespectful and inhumane,” adding, “we love you, Aaron.
The ‘in memoriam segment from Grammys included performances from artists like Maverick City Music, Sheryl Crow, Kacey Musgraves, Quavo, Mick Fleetwood and Bonnie Raitt. A slideshow was played on stage, honouring deceased artists like Loretta Lynn, Takeoff, Jeff Beck and many more.
Remembering Aaron Carter…
American singer and songwriter, Aaron Carter, was found dead in a bathtub on November 5, 2022. Carter is best known for opening on tour for the Backstreet Boys and Britney Spears before going on a solo tour in 2000. He also appeared alongside his elder brother, Nick Carter, and their three siblings Bobbie Jean, Leslie and Angel in their short-lived 2006 E! reality show House of Carters.
Carter also gave opinions on Ye’s recent controversies and revealed that he wanted to make music with him, adding that he could offer him some advice and help him out with his problems. Even in his final tweet, Carter tried to reach out to Ye. Carter died without a will and it was reported that he wasn’t financially stable at the time of his death.
A close source revealed that he was “living hand-to-mouth and would typically spend what he earned in short order.” So, it’s hard to say if there’s much left for the child. In January 2023, a benefit concert inspired by the late artist’s life was hosted in LA. The concert was co-hosted by Lance Bass and Aaron’s twin Angel Carter. The event featured performances by Nick Cater and AJ McLean as well as 98 Degrees’ Jeff Timmons.