By Louis Chan, AsAmNews National Correspondent
R&B singer and three-time Grammy nominee Jhane Aiko sang america the beautiful before the Super Bowl.
Four-time Grammy nominee and country singer Mickey Guyton sang the national anthem.
NBC incorrectly identified Guyton as Aiko with a graphic during what is expected to be the most-watched telecast of the year.
Aiko is seen on the left. Guyton is on the right as seen in his Facebook profile picture.
Social media, however, can be ruthless and wasted no time in criticizing NBC for its mistake.
The director will ask for a graphic to be inserted and someone will press a button to broadcast it. Unfortunately, sometimes the person pressing this button calls the wrong chart. This often happens on a live broadcast, especially during the news.
Unfortunately, this happened during what will likely be the most-watched telecast of the year.
The developer would normally preview the graph before calling it, but errors occur despite double checking.
Ironically, Guyton’s latest album is titled remember his name.
Aiko received three Grammy nominations for her third studio album, Chilomboin 2020. She is the daughter of Christina Yamamoto and Karamo Chilombo’s daughter and is Japanese, Spanish, and Dominican on her mother’s side and Native American, African American, and German Jewish on her father’s side.
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