Chance The Rapper Finally Won A Grammy. Then He Won Another One.
Best Rap Performance for the track “No Problem” earlier today. During the primetime ceremony, he also took the home the prestigious awards for Best New Artist and Best Rap Album. The rapper, who earned seven Grammy nominations this year, released his mixtape “Coloring Book” to mainstream success last year and has been on a wildly successful streak since. Then, there’s this impressive fact:
Chance the Rapper is the first black hip-hop artist to win #GRAMMYs Best New Artist since Lauryn Hill in 1999— Rolling Stone (@RollingStone) February 13, 2017
“Glory be to God. I claim this victory in the name of the Lord,” he said onstage accepting the award for Best New Artist. The rapper also acknowledged what the accomplishment means to him as an independent artist. “I know that people think independence means you do it by yourself but independence means freedom. I do it with these folks right here,” he said.
Chance The Rapper accepting the Best New Artist award ? #GRAMMYs pic.twitter.com/0fKBurd2s1— Rap Direct (@RapDirect_) February 13, 2017
There truly seems to be no stopping his #BlackBoyJoy, a phrase Chance himself has embraced and helped to popularize on social media. Fellow rapper Drake, who also won a Grammy on Sunday for Best Rap Song on Sunday, sent along his congratulatory remarks to share in the delight - which Chance shared on Instagram shortly after.
More Love @champagnepapi
A photo posted by Chance The Rapper (@chancetherapper) on Feb 12, 2017 at 4:15pm PST
Chance The Rapper, who is a vocal advocate for equality and has worked alongside social justice causes, also joins singer Solange as a first-time ever Grammy-award recipient. The “Don’t Touch My Hair” singer also won her first Grammy award on Sunday for Best R&B performance.
Congrats to them all and welcome to the club, Chance.
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