Mac Miller's posthumous Grammys nomination for Best Rap Album has fans in tears

Posthumous: Mac Miller has been nominated for Best Rap Album ( Amy Harris/Invision/AP )

Mac Miller has been nominated for a posthumous Grammy award, three months after he died.

Miller’s final album, Swimming, has earned him his first ever Grammy nod in the Best Rap Album category.

Swimming, released on August 3, will go up against Travis Scott’s Astroworld, Cardi B’s Invasion of Privacy, Daytona by Pusha T and Victory Lap by Nipsey Hussle.

Miller, real name Malcolm McCormick, was found dead at his home in California on September 7. His death was later ruled as an accidental overdose.

Nominated: Mac Miller has earned his first ever Grammy nomination (Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP)

His fans immediately took to social media to discuss the nomination, congratulating the late star and wishing he could be here to see it.

One wrote: “Mac Miller got GRAMMY nominated. I'm happy and sad at the same time.”

Another said: “This morning Mac Miller received his first #Grammy nomination. I’m not crying, you are.”

A third wrote: “Mac Miller got nominated for Best Rap Album and imma cry.”

Miller’s ex-girlfriend Ariana Grande paid tribute to the late star in her smash hit single Thank U, Next. She regularly posts touching posts about Miller on her social media pages.

Memory: Ariana Grande and Mac Miller backstage during the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards in New York, NY, USA. (Getty Images)

Grande herself is up for two awards including Best Pop Vocal Album for Sweetener, battling Beautiful Trauma by P!nk, Reputation from Taylor Swift, Meaning of Life by Kelly Clarkson, Shawn Mendes’ self-titled album and Camila by Camila Cabello.

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Her performance of God Is A Woman is also nominated for Best Pop Solo Performance, alongside Colors by Beck, Havana by Camila Cabello, Joanne by Lady Gaga and Post Malone’s Better Now.

The 61st Grammy Awards will take place on February 10 in Los Angeles

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