Natalie Cole was honored briefly at the Grammy Awards earlier this week, but certainly not in the way her sisters felt she deserved to have been remembered. Instead of a lengthy tribute, like David Bowie, Glenn Frey, and other music legends received, Natalie Cole was remembered with a short video remembrance at the end of a lengthy list.
— People Magazine (@people) February 17, 2016
“Sadly a FORGETTABLE tribute to Natalie Cole,” the singer’s sisters, twins Timolin and Casey Cole, said in an interview with Entertainment Tonight the day after the Grammys aired. “Words cannot express the outrage and utter disappointment at the disrespectful tribute, or lack thereof, to a legendary artist such as our sister.”
Natalie Cole’s sisters added that their father, Nat King Cole, was nominated for 21 Grammy Awards throughout his five decade career.
“It was shameless the way they minimized her legacy. We will find solace in her legacy as well as her endless fans around the world,” they added.
Actress Holly Robinson Peete took to social media to mention the lack of honor bestowed upon the late Natalie Cole at the Grammy Awards.
— Holly Robinson Peete (@hollyrpeete) February 16, 2016
Talk show host Wendy Williams weighed in on Natalie Cole’s Grammys tribute this week.
— Wendy Williams (@WendyWilliams) February 17, 2016
Natalie Cole died on December 31 at the age of 65. Her hits included “This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)” in the 1970s, along with a remake of “Unforgettable” alongside a video recording of her late father, Nat King Cole.
Did you feel Natalie Cole received a deserving remembrance at the Grammy Awards earlier this week? Or are you among those–including her sisters–who believe the late singer got the short end of the tribute stick?