On Sunday, Feb. 10, the 61st annual Grammy Awards will be taking place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. And for the first time ever in his music career, the beloved Mac Miller earned his very first Grammy nomination for his LP, Swimming, in the Rap Album of the Year category. Unfortunately, as it has become common knowledge, Mac Miller, passed away on Sept. 7, 2018, from an accidental drug overdose at his home and will not be able to attend the Grammy festivities for his accomplishments. Luckily, according to TMZ, Mac's beautiful parents, Mark McCormick and Karen Meyers have decided to attend the ceremony on behalf of their son and will accept his Rap Album of the Year award if he just so happens to win.
Mac will be facing some tough competition in the Rap Album of the Year category going head-to-head with the likes of Nipsey Hussle's Victory Lap LP, Cardi B's (Tickets) debut album, Invasion of Privacy, Travis $cott's Astroworld, and Pusha T's critically acclaimed album, Daytona. While Mac Miller's Grammy nomination is considered one of his greatest accomplishments to date, his non-profit organization, The Mac Miller Circles Fund, ran by his mother, Karen Meyers, recently surpassed raising $700,000. The Mac Miller Circles Fund provides opportunities to disenfranchised youth in the Pittsburgh, PA area by 'helping them recognize their full potential through exploration in the arts and community building.'
The profits from the Mac Miller: A Celebration of Life benefit concert went directly to Mac's foundation which initially sparked the influx of funds for he and his family's cause to help the underserved communities of Mac Miller's hometown of Pittsburgh. With that said, check out Mac Miller's moving NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert below and tune in to the 61st annual Grammy Awards on Feb. 10 to see if Mac earns the highest accolade in all of music.