He passed away on September 7, 2018 after an accidental drug overdose at the age of 26.

And three months after his death, Mac Miller has been announced as a nominee at the 2019 Grammy Awards.

The rapper posthumously secured his first ever Grammy nomination for Swimming in the category, Rap Album Of The Year. 

His competition in the Best Rap category is: Invasion Of Privacy, Cardi B; Victory Lap, Nipsey Hussle; Daytona, Pusha T; and Astroworld, Travis Scott. 

The nominations were announced on Friday morning. 

Soon after, his mom Karen Meyers reacted soon after to the nomination.

She shared a screenshot of the official Recording Academy’s congratulatory tweet to her Instagram page, adding several angel and prayer hand emojis. 

Cassie David, the daughter of Larry David, added prayer emojis in the comments section.

Mac, who was born Malcom James McCormick on January 19, 1992 in Pittsburgh, released Swimming on August 3, 2018.

He released three songs from the album: Small Worlds, What’s The Use and Self Care.

The song Swimming hit number 3 on the Billboard charts upon it’s August release; it returned to the top ten after his death. 

Swimming is his fifth and final album before his tragic death.

The rapper was found dead on September 7 at his Studio City home; an autopsy reported showed he died from an accidental overdose due to mixed drug toxicity of Fentanyl, cocaine and alcohol.

Mac was in a relationship with Ariana Grande from August 2016 until May 2018.

Ariana is nominated for two Grammy Awards – Best Pop Solo Performance for God Is A Woman and Best Pop Vocal Album – for Sweetener.

The 61st Annual Grammy Awards will be held on Sunday, February 10, 2019.

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