Grammy Awards In Memoriam Segment Sparks Controversy Over Missing Artist Aaron Carter

The Grammy Awards ceremony on Sunday featured a poignant In Memoriam segment, one of the most moving in the event's history.

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Rapper Quavo of Migos paid tribute to his late friend, bandmate, and nephew Takeoff with a performance of "Without You," a song he wrote after Takeoff's death on November 1st.

Kacey Musgraves honored Loretta Lynn with a performance of "Coal Miner's Daughter," while Sheryl Crow, Mick Fleetwood, and Bonnie Raitt paid homage to Christine McVie with a rendition of "Songbird."

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The ceremony also recognized the passing of several other artists, including Coolio, David Crosby, and Jeff Beck, through scrolling images.

However, the absence of Aaron Carter, who passed away on November 5th at the age of 34, was noted by fans. 
They believed the Grammys were being disrespectful to the singer.

Carter was a multiplatinum artist who found success as a solo artist after his brother Nick Carter's fame with the Backstreet Boys.

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He released his biggest and best-selling album, "Aaron's Party (Come Get It)," in 2000, selling over 3 million copies. In 2018, he released "Love," his first album in over 15 years.

The cause of his death is still pending, as the coroner awaits further tests.

The Recording Academy did acknowledge Carter on a comprehensive list on its website honoring members of the music community who have passed in the past year.

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