Cole, who died in December, was not honored with a tribute at the award show on Monday

By Naja Rayne
February 16, 2016 02:00 AM
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Although many tributes were included in Monday night’s Grammy Awards, Natalie Cole was not one of those individually honored – and fans are not happy about it.

Unlike music legends David Bowie, Maurice White, Glenn Frey, and Lionel Richie, Cole’s contribution to music was noted in the Grammys in Memoriam segment rather than a single tribute to the late singer.

“We lost so many greats but Natalie Cole 1st African American to win Best New Artist deserved a tribute #Grammys #BHM,” actress Holly Robinson Peete tweeted after the awards show.

CNN correspondent Chris Witherspoon echoed similar sentiments, tweeting “Natalie Cole 9 Grammys and only gets a photo in a remembrance montage. David Bowie 1 Grammy and he received a 7 minute tribute #GRAMMYs.”

Along with Peete and Witherspoon, fans also aired their concerns on Twitter.

Cole died on Dec. 31 after battling a rare lung disease. She was 65.

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