Chance The Rapper Makes History at 2017 Grammy Awards!

Chance The Rapper definitely scored big at the 59th Annul Grammy Awards! With seven nominations under his belt, the hip-hop phenomenon dominated the Grammy’s with several big wins throughout the night.

After snagging awards for Best New Artist and Best Rap Performance, the Chicago native picked up Best Rap Album for Coloring Book. Although it was his first time at the Grammy’s, Chance beat some tough competition like Kanye West, The Life of Pablo, DJ Khaled’s Major Key, and Drake’s hit album Views (just to name a few). 

It was also a very historic night for the 23-year-old rapper, According to E! News, Chance broke a lengthy dry spell after winning Best New Artist. “Making him the first black hip-hop artist to win the award in nearly 20 years. The last time the award went to someone from the genre was Lauryn Hill way back in 1999.”

Being his first time at the Grammy’s, the “No Problem” rapper certainly captivated everyone’s hearts during his speech for Best New Artist.

“Glory be to God. I claim this victory in the name of the Lord,” he said in his speech. “I want to thank God for my mother and my father, who supported me since I was young, for Kirsten, for Kensli, for all of Chicago, and I want to thank God for putting amazing people in my life.”

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