The Grammys In Memoriam segment this year was a long one, but the Academy managed to omit one of the more significant music deaths of the year: Christina Grimmie.
The In Memoriam segment featured at the end of the show included the huge list of musicians that died in 2016, including Prince, George Michael, Merle Haggard and more, but Grimmie fans were shocked to see her not appear in the segment. Grimmie was murdered on June 10 following an Orlando concert appearance. She was 22.
Check out some of the reactions from Grimmie's fans and close friends:
@RecordingAcad Christina Grimmie worked tirelessly throughout her life to bring joy to people through the power of song; and you forgot her.
— Bria Kelly (@BriaKelly) February 13, 2017
Christina Grimmie should have been a part of the In Memoriam tribute. #GRAMMYs
— Alex Goldschmidt (@alexandergold) February 13, 2017
— Noam Galai (@ngalai) February 13, 2017
— Travis Flores (@travisflores) February 13, 2017
Last thing, it's a shame they didn't add Christina Grimmie in the "In Memoriam". That girl was so good to her fans & had a VOICE! #GRAMMYs
— Norman D. Golden ll (@NormanGoldenll) February 13, 2017
Sad that @TheRealGrimmie was not acknowledged in the "In Memoriam" segment of tonight's Grammys. If I missed it, please tell me.
— MAURICE LAMARCHE (@MAURICELAMARCHE) February 13, 2017
However, Grimmie is listed on the Recording Academy's website among those we lost in 2016.
Grimmie was never nominated for a Grammy, but she did find success in music during her stint on The Voice. The singer performed unique versions of current pop hits, including "Wrecking Ball" by Miley Cyrus, "I Won't Give Up" by Jason Mraz, "Dark Horse" by Katy Perry", "Hold On, We're Going Home" by Drake and "How to Love" by Lil Wayne.
Grimmie did win some awards in her career, though. She took home the New Media Honoree (Female) award from the American Music Awards in 2011, the iHeart Radio Rising Star Award in 2015 and the Choice Web Star: Music award from the Teen Choice Awards in 2016.