This year, the music industry has lost quite a number of young talent XXXTentacion, Mac Miller, Jimmy Wopo, Fredo Santana, Lil Lonnie, and others.
Following X’s “Best New Artist” win at the recent BET Hip-Hop Awards, a posthumous Grammy nomination looks just right.
However, XXXTentacion will not be getting a posthumous Grammy nominations for next year.
The release date for his 17 album was just a few weeks too early for him to be considered.
Released five weeks too early for the rapper to become eligible for the “Best New Artist” title.
Meanwhile, X would have been the first artist to ever be nominated posthumously in the category.
However, the likes of Lil Pump, Lil Skies, Juice WRLD, Lil Baby, Lil Peep, Ella Mai, H.E.R. and others are all expected to be in the running for a nomination.
The Grammy Awards will air on February 10, 2019.