Late rapper Mac Miller has been honoured with a posthumous Grammy nomination, having received a nod for Swimming in the Best Rap Album section.
It is the star’s first Grammy Award nomination.
The fifth studio album from Miller, Swimming was released on 3 August – just over a month before he was found dead at his home outside Los Angeles at the age of 26.
Shortly after his death, former girlfriend Ariana Grande shared a short video of the two together on her Instagram page, writing: “I adored you from the day I met you when I was nineteen and I always will. I can’t believe you aren’t here anymore. I really can’t wrap my head around it. We talked about this. So many times.
“I’m so mad, I’m so sad I don’t know what to do. You were my dearest friend. For so long.
“Above anything else. I’m so sorry I couldn’t fix or take your pain away. I really wanted to. The kindest, sweetest soul with demons he never deserved.
“I hope you’re okay now. Rest.”
Many other famous faces paid tribute to the late musician, including fellow rapper Post Malone, who wrote on social media: “God fucking dammit. You were such an incredible person. You changed so many lives. Had so much love your heart.
“You inspired me throughout high school, and I wouldn’t be where I was today without you. Never a more kind and sincere and beautiful person. I fucking love you, Mac.”
Post Malone has also been nominated for four Grammys. Credit: PA
In an interview with TMZ, Malone also said he had played beer pong with Miller when they were in the studio and ‘kicked ass and we were supposed to do an album’.
He added: “We’re all thinking about you and we miss you buddy, very, very much.”
Miller, whose real name is Malcolm James McCormick, has been nominated for Best Rap Album alongside Cardi B’s Invasion Of Privacy, Nipsey Hussle’s Victory Lap, Pusha T’s Daytona and Travis Scott’s Astroworld.
Grande is also up for several awards, including Best Pop Solo Performance for ‘God Is A Woman’ and Best Pop Vocal Album for her fourth record, Sweetener.
Post Malone, meanwhile, has been nominated for four awards: Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Best Rap/Sung Performance and Best Pop Solo Performance.
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