Addison Rae and James Charles attended the Grammys and the internet is confused
4 April 2022, 13:46 | Updated: 31 August 2022, 15:36
"Why take GRAMMYs seriously when Addison Rae and James Charles are attending it."
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Addison Rae and James Charles attended the 2022 GRAMMYs on Sunday (Apr 3) and people are wondering why.
The GRAMMYs is arguably the biggest night in music where only the best artists in the industry gather to seek validation for all their hard work. The star-studded guest list for this year's ceremony included Doja Cat, Olivia Rodrigo, Billie Eilish and... Addison Rae and James Charles.
The TikTok star looked radiant in a classic champagne slip dress as she made her red carpet debut with her songwriter boyfriend Omer Fedi. James Charles was also there and the YouTuber walked the red carpet alone in an all-black outfit. Although they didn't look one bit out of place, their attendance has caused a lot of conversation on social media about how they managed to secure an invite.
To be fair, Addison is actually a singer and she was even named one of the top 10 female singers of all time. Addison released her first single 'Obsessed' in 2021. The song didn't chart on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US but it did reach No. 10 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart, which lists the top songs that have not yet charted on the main list. She's also thought to have recorded a highly-anticipated cover of Lady Gaga’s unreleased song 'Nothing On (But The Radio)' for her upcoming album.
It's also worth noting that Addison's boyfriend Omer had three 2022 GRAMMY nominations for credits on Lil Nas X's hit song 'MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)' and his album Montero, which were nominated for Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year and Album Of The Year retrospectively.
But James? Well, apart from his viral cover of Tyga's 'Taste', we don't know his connection to the music industry. Plus, following his string of controversies and allegations surrounding his inappropriate behaviour, people found it incredibly strange that he managed to blag an invite to the ceremony.
tf james charles and addison rae gotta do with the grammys? pic.twitter.com/QGIyOTBq0i— ᴊᴀᴄᴋ ʜᴀʀʟᴏᴡ ᴍᴇᴍᴇs | FIRST CLASS ✈️ 4/8 (@jackharlowmemes) April 3, 2022
how is james charles everywhere other than prison pic.twitter.com/sM0Vcfh1ro— ellis (@MOTIlVATE) April 3, 2022
james charles being at the grammys this year tells me everything i need to know about their invitations 😭 pic.twitter.com/z4MnR2Eb8b— sofia (@ultjenfav) April 3, 2022
addison rae at the grammys but we can’t give victoria monét her shine🤔— caleb (@itscalebc2) April 3, 2022
i feel like if james charles can be on the grammys red carpet so can i pic.twitter.com/IQLmQPjdNB— saturn (@blkshenhe) April 3, 2022
addison rae is attending the grammy’s but not ariana pic.twitter.com/mljXBixVog— ً (@OFFTHEBISH) April 3, 2022
addison rae did the renegade during a pandemic and now she’s at the grammys— m ♡ (@asvpsrockyy) April 4, 2022
WHAT IS ADDISON RAE DOING HERE???? SECURITY!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/4Pz7MpcioL— ْ (@pootjhope) April 3, 2022
why take grammys seriously when addison rae and james charles are attending it— linda (@selankasgomez) April 3, 2022
james charles at the grammys but not selena gomez ariana grande and taylor swift, i’ve seen it all— moh (@selenATEors) April 3, 2022
james charles’ at the grammys?? and i’m not?? pic.twitter.com/Wh5MUtzySa— deja’ ミ☆ (@dejadehaan) April 3, 2022
why tf are addison rae and james charles at the grammys.. what has this world become— chloe (@foolsparanoia) April 3, 2022
you know the grammys fell off when they invite addison rae— mira (@tothebosm) April 4, 2022
how addison rae and james charles at the grammys but not ariana, selena or taylor? what kinda bullshit is this? pic.twitter.com/PPCQWpJLmz— nisha (@runawaynisha) April 4, 2022
Addison has now seemingly addressed the backlash on Instagram. The actress shared photos from the red carpet and shut down people questioning her attendance in the caption.
She simply wrote: "My bfs nominated."