The 64th Annual Grammy Awards, presented at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas a week after the Oscars, also omitted iconic Indian playback singer Lata Mangeshkar from the ‘In Memoriam’ segment. This did not go over smoothly with the Indian audience.
These are just a few of the many angry reactions from Indian fans on Twitter after the Grammys 2022 neglected to pay honour to iconic Indian singer Lata Mangeshkar. The 64th Annual Grammy Awards, presented at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas a week after the Oscars, also omitted iconic Indian playback singer Lata Mangeshkar from the ‘In Memoriam’ segment.
Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom Jr., Ben Platt, and Rachel Zegler performed songs by late Broadway composer Stephen Sondheim as part of the Grammys’ 2022 In Memoriam portion. Tom Parker and Taylor Hawkins were also honoured.
Lata Mangeshkar, also called as the ‘Nightingale of India,’ demise on January 6 at the age of 92 from multiple organ loss.
The Recording Academy, which hosts Hollywood’s biggest musical awards night, has been chastised by fans on Twitter.
“It was so disheartening to watch them paying honours to musicians who went away this year and there was no mention of Lata Mangeshkar- India’s most adored vocalist,” one user remarked.
These shows don’t care about ‘global’ music; they only care about American music.” “The Grammys are a shame for leaving Lata Mangeshkar off of the memoriam segment. She has one of the most recognisable voices in the planet. It just goes to show how insular the Grammys are and how they neglect to include iconic voices with millions of followers. Yes, there are billions “another person stated. “Lata Mangeshkar wasn’t mentioned once,” a fan expressed his disappointment.
A user expressed his wish for Lata Mangeshkar’s name to be included in the Grammys’ list of nominees.