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Mac Miller has been awarded his first ever Grammy nomination. 

The recognition comes for his work with his final album Swimming, a record that has been put forward for best rap album at the 2019 event. 

Miller, born Malcolm James McCormick in Pittsburgh, was found dead at his California home in Los Angeles a coroner confirmed at the time of his death. An autopsy later confirmed that the 26-year-old’s death was caused after he consumed a lethal mix of fentanyl, cocaine and alcohol.

The nomination comes exactly three months after the rappers tragic passing. 

The album, which released singles such as ‘Small Worlds’, ‘Self Care’ and ‘What’s the Use?’ was released in August and heavily featured topics such as mental health and loneliness. 

While many will be hoping Miller can land the posthumous acclaim, he’ll be up against the likes of  Cardi B, Nipsey Hussle, Pusha T and Travis Scott in the same category. 

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