The 23-year-old rapper won the first award during the night for Best New Artist, as well as Best Rap Album for Coloring Book and Best Rap Performance for his song “No Problem” with Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz.
Following the ceremony, Chance took to his Instagram to share his congratulatory text from Drake, who was also nominated in the Best Rap Album category for Views.
“Congrats Boi! Well deserved, I am in Manchester having a drink for you broski. More More More,” Drake sent to Chance.
Jennifer, Mary, Chance, and Brendon all hit the stage for performances at the event!
FYI: Jennifer is wearing a Gucci black lace suit, Le Silla shoes, and jewelry by Butani, L’Dezen, and Lydia Courteille. Cynthia is wearing a Monique Lhuillier dress. Mary is wearing a Wolk Morais dress, Tamara Mellon shoes, and David Webb earrings on the carpet.
The 23-year-old Chicago-born rapping superstar is not necessarily the newest of the bunch, he’s been releasing mixtapes since 2012 and is most notably known for keeping his music free. And by “free,” Chance means streaming-only.
Chance‘s latest mixtape Coloring Book was released exclusively on Apple Music on May 13, before being made available to other streaming services on May 27. Coloring Book debuted at No. 8 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, becoming the first streaming-exclusive set to reach the list and the first streaming-only album to ever receive a Grammy nomination.
Chance is just now being recognized for his work due to the Grammys recent change to make recordings released solely through streaming services eligible to enter the award process.
Along with Best New Artist, Chance is nominated for seven more awards, including Bet Rap Performance for “No Problem” (with Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz), and Best Rap/Sung Performance.
We’ll be highlighting all the Best New Artist nominees before they go head-to-head at the big show on Sunday (February 12) on CBS. Be sure to tune in – JustJared.com we’ll be live-blogging the entire show as well!
Chance the Rapper – Same Drugs (Official Video)
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