Grammy Awards Add Stevie Wonder And Pentatonix To Pay Tribute To Earth, Wind & Fire’s White
It looks like The Grammy’s put in some last minute calls to correct their oversight by failing to plan a tribute for Earth, Wind & Fire’s late great founding member Maurice White.
According to Page Six reports, Stevie Wonder is now set to honor late Earth, Wind & Fire legend Maurice White at the Grammy Awards after word got out that the tribute set was planned to be an all-white affair with Lady Gaga performing a 10 song medley tribute to David Bowie, Jackson Browne honoring Glenn Frey, and Alice Cooper and Johnny Depp memorializing Lemmy from Motörhead.
Ironically, Run D.M.C. is set to receive a lifetime achievement award but that won’t make it to T.V.
“There’s a history of [the Grammys] not acknowledging black artists,” a source told Page Six.
But the Grammy academy finally bowed to pressure over White, and over the weekend added Wonder and a cappella group Pentatonix to perform a one-minute tribute to White.
Damn shame… This ignorance is so pervasive. We just hope they get the tribute montage together because we will be raising hell if Natalie Cole doesn’t get her props too.