1st Grammy Nom
… for Best Rap Album
12/7/2018 7:32 AM PST
Another reason for Mac Miller’s fans to celebrate his life and music — the late rapper just got his first ever Grammy nomination.
The Recording Academy announced Friday morning Mac Miller’s “Swimming” is nominated for rap album of the year. The album’s got hefty competition … going up against Cardi B (Invasion of Privacy), Nipsey Hussle (Victory Lap), Pusha T (Daytona) and Travis Scott (Astroworld).
“Swimming” peaked at no. 3 on the Billboard charts when it was released back in August. It returned to the top 10 following his death in September.
TMZ broke the story … Mac died from an accidental overdose.
“Swimming” got rave reviews, including from Rolling Stone which said Mac revealed “himself to be a sympathetic, even winning presence.”
BTW, Mac wasn’t the only artist to earn a posthumous nomination. Chris Cornell — nominated 4 previous times — is up for best rock performance. Chris died by suicide in May.
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