Mac Miller’s parents are reportedly attending the Grammys in his honour, with the late rapper being nominated in the Best Rap Album category.
The 61st Grammys – hosted by Alicia Keys – will be held at Los Angeles’ Staples Center next month, after taking place in New York last year. Among the nominees are the likes of the likes of Shawn Mendes, Janelle Monae and Cardi B.
Mac Miller, who passed away last September, is up for Best Rap Album for his 2018 album ‘Swimming’. Also nominated in the category are Cardi B (‘Invasion of Privacy’), Nipsey Hussle (‘Victory Lap’), Pusha-T (‘Daytona’), and Travis Scott (‘Astroworld’).
Now, TMZ report that Miller’s parents Karen Meyers and Mark McCormick will pick up his award on the night if he wins.
The nod for ‘Swimming’ marks the artist’s first Grammy nomination.
In a four-star review of the LP, NME said: “This album shows his growth as both an artist, and as a person who’s had to deal with the most private aspects of their life being publicly dissected. It’s a stellar – if somewhat overlong – artistic statement.
Christian Clancy, who had managed Miller since 2013, said: “Managing Mac was about building a safety net around him – to allow him to be who he wanted to be, to make music that represented who he was without the fear of expectations or need for instant gratification. He had money and success but he craved importance: the ability to show depth, to cement a legacy.”
Clancy concluded by saying that Miller “was a spark to so many people”, adding: “In a world dominated by ego, he led with the soul and lived by focusing on similarities rather than differences – that’s a lesson we all could use.”