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EntertainmentMac Miller Posthumously Nominated for First GRAMMY

18:05  07 december  2018
18:05  07 december  2018 Source:   etonline.com

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Mac Miller 's final album landed him his first GRAMMY nomination . The rapper -- who died in September at age 26 -- scored a posthumous GRAMMY nod Miller , whose real name was Malcolm James McCormick, was pronounced dead at the scene at his San Fernando Valley home on Sept.

The honor marks Miller 's first Grammy nod. Cardi B's Invasion of Privacy, Nipsey Hussle's Victory Lap, Pusha T's Daytona and Travis Scott's Astroworld News of Miller 's nomination came exactly three months after his tragic death. The recording artist died from drug toxicity on Sept. 7 at the age of 26.

Mac Miller Posthumously Nominated for First GRAMMY © Mauricio Santana/Getty Images

Mac Miller's final album landed him his first GRAMMY nomination.

The rapper -- who died in September at age 26 -- scored a posthumous GRAMMY nod, the first of his career, on Friday, when he was recognized by the Recording Academy in the Best Rap Album category for his fifth studio album, Swimming.

Miller, whose real name was Malcolm James McCormick, was pronounced dead at the scene at his San Fernando Valley home on Sept. 7. A later report by the L.A. County Coroner's Office pronounced that the rapper died from "mixed drug toxicity," noting fentanyl, cocaine and alcohol. His death was categorized as an accident.

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Mac Miller received his first -ever Grammy nomination exactly three months after his death. Miller isn’t the only artist who has been nominated for the upcoming ceremony posthumously . Rocker Chris Cornell, who died in May 2017, received his sixteenth nomination ever in the best rock performance

For Swimming, he was posthumously nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rap Album. He also served as a record producer for various artists, including himself, under the pseudonym Larry Fisherman. " Mac Miller receives his first -ever Grammy nomination months after death".

Prior to his death, Miller had been open about drug use and dealing with depression. In September 2015, Miller told Larry King during a candid interview that his depression and drug use were intertwined. "I had a drug problem for a long time," he acknowledged. "It wasn't just in music, but I definitely was going through a drug problem and I think it was more my state of mind. I was just pretty depressed."

"I think it started [with success]," he continued.  "It's funny, because you talk to people, and they say, 'What do you have to be depressed about? You have money.'... Fame is tricky because you read what's said about you, and you know what you know to be true, and the lines start to blur."

In a February 2016 documentary for Fader, Miller spoke specifically about overdosing.

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Mac Miller Earns First -Ever Grammy Nomination . Exactly three months after Mac Miller 's untimely death at age 26, the rapper earned his very first Grammy nomination on Friday (Dec.

Mac Miller ’s parents are said to be planning to attend the 2019 Grammy Awards to represent their son who died in September 2018. Mac has been posthumously nominated for best rap album; it was his first Grammy nomination . Mac , real name Malcolm McCormick, passed away on 7 September

"I'd rather be the corny white rapper than the drugged out mess who can't even get out of his house," he said.  "Overdosing is just not cool. There's no legendary romance, you don't go down in history because you overdosed. You just die."

Last month, Miller's ex, Ariana Grande, released her new hit, "Thank U, Next" which referenced the late rapper, whom she dated for almost two years before calling it quits in May.

"Wish I could say thank you to Malcolm, 'cause he was an angel," she sings on the track.

See more on the rapper's life and legacy in the video below.

If you or someone you know is facing mental and/or substance use disorders, please call AMHSA’s National Helpline, 1-800-662-HELP (4357).

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