Carrie Fisher, Chris Cornell and More Nominated for Posthumous GRAMMYs
By Antoinette Bueno
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Multiple 2018 GRAMMY nominees are no longer with us.
The latest GRAMMY nominees were announced on Tuesday morning, and a few nods were given to stars who have died, including Carrie Fisher, Chris Cornell and Leonard Cohen.
Fisher, who died in December 2016 after undergoing cardiac arrest, is nominated in the Best Spoken Word Album category for the audiobook recording of her 2016 memoir, The Princess Diarist. She was actually previously nominated for a GRAMMY in 2009, for her book Wishful Drinking.
As for Cornell, he's nominated for Best Rock Performance for his song, "The Promise," which was used in the 2016 film of the same name starring Oscar Isaac and Christian Bale. While the late singer previously won two GRAMMYs with his band Soundgarden, he had never won the prestigious award for his solo work. Cornell's death in May was ruled a suicide.
Another big posthumous nominee is Leonard Cohen, who's nominated for his song, "You Want It Darker," in the Best Rock Performance category, and for his song, "Steer Your Way," in the best American Roots Performance category. The Canadian icon, who died in November, was awarded a lifetime achievement GRAMMY in 2010.
Greg Allman, the founder of the Allman Brothers band who died in May, is also nominated twice this year -- one for Best Americana Album for Southern Blood and best American Roots Song for "My Only True Friend."
Legendary country singer Glen Campbell, who died in August, is also represented alongside Cohen in the American Roots Category for "Arkansas Farmboy."
In October, Fisher's daughter, Billie Lourd, got a matching tattoo paying tribute to her mom on what would have been her 61st birthday.