The Grammy Awards have come under fire for the ‘In Memoriam’ video that featured in yesterday’s ceremony (January 26) following a number of high-profile omissions.
You can see the Grammys’ “… Remembers Those We Lost in 2019” video below.
Fans have highlighted, however, that a host of major musicians who died in the last 12 months were not featured in the tribute, including The Prodigy‘s Keith Flint, Scott Walker, Talk Talk singer Mark Hollis, Silver Jews frontman David Berman and Geto Boys rapper Bushwick Bill.
The only thing you need to know about the Grammys is that they didn’t include Scott Walker, Mark Hollis, David Berman, Norma Tanega, Robert Hunter, Keith Flint, or Bushwick Bill in their in memoriam. Lil Nas X was great though.
— Jesse Locke (@wipeoutbeat) January 27, 2020
Left off the #Grammys' In Memoriam segment tonight: David Berman, Scott Walker, Keith Flint, Bushwick Bill, Mark Hollis, Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter, and Ranking Roger. Not cool!
— Lÿndsey Parker (@lyndseyparker) January 27, 2020
I know the #GRAMMYs gets a lot of shit for leaving off prominent people in its In Memoriam segment, but my God, how do you leave off the following? And spelling Ric Ocasek’s name wrong? Jeez.
Bushwick Bill (Geto Boys)
Keith Flint (The Prodigy)
Ranking Roger (English Beat)
— Brooklywood™ (@Brooklywood) January 27, 2020
The video also drew criticism for misspelling the names of Ric Ocasek, the late frontman of The Cars who died last September, and Spanish singer Camilo Sesto. They were erroneously referred to as ‘Rick’ and ‘Camile’ respectively.
— Dave Quinn (@NineDaves) January 27, 2020
— SANTOS (@_R0NI_) January 27, 2020
Yesterday’s ceremony did see a tribute to the late NBA star Kobe Bryant, who was remembered in a performance by Alicia Keys and Boyz II Men following the tragic news of his death just hours before the ceremony.