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Chance the Rapper Reveals How Much Apple Paid Him to Stream 'Coloring Book'

Chance the Rapper is opening up about his status as an independent artist after questions surfaced regarding his deal with Apple Music to release his Grammy-winning project Coloring Book.

The 23-year-old rapper took to his Twitter to clarify his deal, revealing that Apple paid him $500,000 to exclusively stream the album.

“I never felt the need to correct folks on my relationship with @apple but now that more people have tried to discredit my independence, I wanna clear things up,” Chance wrote in a series of tweets.

He added, “@apple gave me half a mil and a commercial to post Coloring Book exclusively on applemusic for 2 weeks. That was the extent of my deal, after 2 weeks it was on SoundCloud for free. I needed the money and they’re all good people over there.”

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Chance the Rapper to Donate $1 Million to Schools in Chicago

Chance the Rapper has announced that he will donate $1 million to the Chicago Public Schools after he recently met with Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner.

The 23-year-old rapper, who won Best New Artist at the Grammys this year, held a press conference at Westcott Elementary School on Monday (March 6) to announce his donation.

“While I am disappointed in Gov. Rauner, that will not stop me from doing all I can to support Chicago’s most valuable resource: its children,” Chance told reporters (via Billboard).

Chance said that the donation is “made possible by my fans through ticket sales for my upcoming [Coloring Book] tour.”

“This isn’t about politics, this isn’t about posturing, this is about taking care of the kids,” he added. “Governor Rauner, do your job!”

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Chance the Rapper Gets Congratulatory Text From Drake After Winning 3 Grammys!

Chance The Rapper had a huge night at the 2017 Grammy Awards!

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.

Pictured: Chance at his GQ Grammys After Party held in Partnership with YouTube at Chateau Marmont. Kehlani and G-Eazy were also in attendance at the bash in support of him.


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Chance the Rapper's Grammys 2017 Performance Video - Watch Now!

Chance the Rapper performed a medley of songs from his album Coloring Book at the 2017 Grammys!

The 23-year-old entertainer was joined on stage by Tamela Mann and Kirk Franklin for the performance.

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Chance performed some of his songs including “How Great,” “No Problem,” “Blessings” and “All We Got” for the show that night.

That night, Chance took home the Best New Artist award! Congrats on the big award, Chance!

Watch the clip from Chance the Rapper’s performance below…

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Chance The Rapper Wins Best New Artist at the Grammys 2017!

Chance The Rapper is having a big night at the 2017 Grammy Awards!

The 23-year-old rapper won the first award during the night for Best New Artist!

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Before the show even started, it was announced that Chance won the award for Best Rap Performance for his song “No Problem” with Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz.

On the red carpet, Chance looked handsome in a gray suit as he arrived at the at the Staples Center on Sunday (February 12) in Los Angeles.

Congrats Chance!

FYI: Chance is wearing a custom Thom Browne ensemble.

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Jennifer Hudson & Cynthia Erivo Celebrate Grammy Nom at Clive Davis' Annual Gala!

Jennifer Hudson and Cynthia Erivo walk the red carpet at Clive Davis’ Pre-Grammy Party on Saturday (February 11) at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The ladies starred in the original Broadway cast of the revival of The Color Purple and their nominated for Best Musical Theater Album at the Grammys!

Other stars in attendance at the annual gala were Mary J. Blige, Best New Artist nominee Chance the Rapper, Diplo, Aloe Blacc, JC Chasez, Jessie J with fellow The Voice Australia coach Joel Madden, and Brendon Urie with wife Sarah Orzechowski.

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.

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Chance the Rapper: Best New Artist of Grammys 2017 Countdown!

With just one day left until the 2017 Grammy Awards, we are continuing our countdown of the Best New Artist nominees and up next is Chance the Rapper!

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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